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HB 1701 - Establishes Tax on Gentleman's Clubs - Tennessee Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Tax on Gentleman's Clubs

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-2) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Tax on Gentleman's Clubs

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires adult performance businesses to charge a $2 tax fee to enter their establishment.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires imposing a 2-dollar privilege tax for each entry by each customer admitted to an adult performance business (Sec. 1).

  • Defines an “adult performance business” as the following (Sec. 1):

    • An adult cabaret or other adult-oriented establishment;

    • Provides live nude entertainment or live nude performances for an audience of 2 or more individuals; and

    • Permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.

  • Requires each adult performance business to record daily the number of customers admitted to the business (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sex trafficking victims fund, into which all revenue collected from this tax will be allocated (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill “does not require an adult performance business to impose a tax on a customer of the business” (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that “a business has discretion to determine the manner in which the business derives the money required to pay the tax imposed” (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Tax on Gentleman's Clubs

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires adult performance businesses to charge a $2 tax fee to enter their establishment.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires imposing a 2-dollar privilege tax for each entry by each customer admitted to an adult performance business (Sec. 1).

  • Defines an “adult performance business” as the following (Sec. 1):

    • An adult cabaret or other adult-oriented establishment;

    • Provides live nude entertainment or live nude performances for an audience of 2 or more individuals; and

    • Permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.

  • Requires each adult performance business to record daily the number of customers admitted to the business (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sex trafficking victims fund, into which all revenue collected from this tax will be allocated (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill “does not require an adult performance business to impose a tax on a customer of the business” (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that “a business has discretion to determine the manner in which the business derives the money required to pay the tax imposed” (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Tax on Gentleman's Clubs

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