ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House has approved a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse.
The charge would be $5,000 or 1 percent of revenue on adult entertainment businesses, whichever is greater. It also would increase financial penalties on people convicted of certain sexual crimes. The funds will go toward a new commission responsible for coordinating services for victims of child trafficking.
Opponents say the proposal unfairly targets one industry and not all clubs contribute to crime.
The House is expected to consider enabling legislation laying out the details of the funding later on Tuesday.
Both measures must return to the Senate for consideration.