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KY HB402


AN ACT relating to adult-oriented businesses and declaring an emergency.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 231 to express the findings of the General Assembly relating to adult-oriented businesses and the need for regulation; define terms; establish distance parameters for the location of adult-oriented businesses in proximity to identified entities and locations; establish transition provisions for existing businesses; affirm the authority of local governmental units to supplement regulation of adult-oriented businesses; EMERGENCY.

Selected quotes

Adult-oriented business" means an adult arcade, adult bookstore or video store, adult cabaret, adult theater, or any establishment that hosts sexually explicit drag performances or any performance involving sexual conduct; [...] "Drag performance" means a performance in which a performer sings, lip syncs, dances, reads, or otherwise performs before an audience for entertainment while exhibiting an exaggerated gender expression that is inconsistent with the biological sex of the performer using clothing, makeup, or other physical markers, and this expression is a caricatured, advertised, or featured aspect of the performance taken as a whole;

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2024-01-30to Committee on Committees (H)
2024-01-30introduced in House