18 year olds would still be able to work as strippers under amended Senate bill
Posted on 5/9/2017 1:38:00 PM.

Michelle Southern reporting.

The stripper age requirement bill advanced with significant amendments out of a Senate committee today. The changes reverted the age limit to work as an exotic dancer back to 18 instead of 21, but mandates were added that would mean strip clubs have to train how to spot human trafficking. 
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Sen Johns plans to present stripper age requirement law again in regular session
Posted on 3/10/2017 4:47:00 AM.

The author of the stripper age requirement bill says he plans to present a similar version in the upcoming legislative session. The law was recently blocked by a federal judge in New Orleans for being unconstitutional as written. Sulphur Senator Ronnie Johns says Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling was clear about what language made the law unenforceable.

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Strippers sue state over age requirement law
Posted on 9/27/2016 11:14:00 AM.

Three strippers are suing the state over the new law that requires dancers in clubs to be at least 21-years-old. Legal analyst Tim Meche doesn’t think the suit will be successful because challenges to the federal drinking age requirement were struck down.

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Legislature sends stripper age limit law to the Governor
Posted on 5/24/2016 6:01:00 AM.

The bill that increases the minimum age for strippers to 21-years-old heads to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk to be signed into law after the Senate gave final approval. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, says he’s authored the bill as a way to combat human trafficking and he’s been working with the Department of Children and Family Services on this issue.

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Young/skinny stripper amendment lawmaker getting slammed on national and local level
Posted on 5/19/2016 12:49:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
More lawmakers and even the governor are still talking about the stripper age/weight requirement “joke” amendment. The proposed change was added on the House floor to a human trafficking bill stating strippers should be no younger than 21, but Jackson Representative Kenny Havard ending up withdrawing.
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A joke about strippers fires up a female legislator
Posted on 5/18/2016 6:02:00 PM.
Female lawmakers are not happy about a joke a male member of the House made during debate over legislation that raises the age from 18 to 21 to be hired as a stripper at a dance club. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard proposed an amendment that strippers in Louisiana could only be between the ages of 21-and-28 and less than 160 pounds. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes called the amendment disrespectful and disgusting.
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Bill to raise the age for strippers nears final legislative passage
Posted on 5/5/2016 5:26:00 PM.

Strippers in Louisiana could soon be required to be at least 21 years old, as a bill to raise the minimum age for strippers is heading to the House for final legislative approval. Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns told the House Judiciary Committee he authored the bill to combat sex trafficking.

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