TOPEKA – The legislative process is not always staid and boring.
Thursday afternoon, five exotic dancers appeared before the House Federal and State Affairs Committee.
Before you start wondering just what is going on in Topeka – the ladies were there to testify against House Bill 2633.
The bill, termed the “Community Defense Act” and would regulate the hours, locations and configurations of adult businesses – such as shops catering in pornographic videos and books and, of course, strip clubs and cabarets where performers are mostly in the buff.
The dancers were protesting a provision in the measure that would restrict performers to a stage at least six feet from all patrons while they are sans-clothing.
You can imagine the problems that would present for retrieving tip – or performing more up close encounters.
In case you were wondering, committee chairman Rep. Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, said all the women were appropriately attired when they testified before the committee.