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Strip club surcharge passes state Senate committee

And R.T. Finney, our former Chief of Police, “submitted written testimony in support” of it.

Here’s the bill.

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon (D) testified in support of legislation that passed 8–0 out of a state Senate committee March 6 that would fund rape crisis centers through an entrance fee at strip clubs.

Senate Bill 3348, sponsored by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, would require all adult entertainment facilities that permit alcohol to pay a $5-per-patron fee. The funds would be distributed to community-based sexual assault prevention and response organizations that have seen their state funding decrease 28 percent in the past five years.

Simon stated, “Substantial evidence links alcohol sales at strip clubs to negative secondary effects, including violence against women. Clubs that profit from alcohol and nude dancing should pick up the tab for the related social ills.”

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