Skip to comments.Strip Club Tax of $10 a Head Being Considered by California Legislature
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
Gov. Jerry Brown says there are $8 billion worth of cuts coming to state programs this summer, and that's not even enough to fill the $16 billion sinkhole California faces July 1.
One enterprising legislator has a wild idea, though: Tax strip club patrons $10 each time they enter an exotic dancing establishment. Damn. Talk about your cover charge.
Assemblyman Das Williams of Oxnard plans to tax you like a gangster taxes drug dealers:
AB 2441, which is moving through the state Assembly as we speak, would levy a $10 fee on each and everyone of you good gentlemen (and the freaky dates who love them) who enter a "sexually oriented business."
The bill defines such a business as a nightclub, bar, restaurant, or similar commercial enterprise that does both of the following: (1) Provides for an audience of two or more individuals live nude entertainment or live nude performances. (2) Authorizes on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages, regardless of whether the consumption of alcoholic beverages is under a license or permit issued under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Damn.
Once a hot dancer gets all freaky on your lap the state of California is going to reach in your pocket?
Williams' office states that the cash is needed to help fund sexual assault awareness, prevention and treatment services, forensic exam rape-kits and programs that support victims of sexual exploitation through human trafficking. Not exactly a budget savior. He adds:
There is a clear and urgent need for funding for effective delivery of services and care for women who have been sexually assaulted. Roger Jon Diamond, an attorney representing SoCal strip clubs, laughed off the bill when we called him last night, saying it wouldn't be approved and that, if it did, it wouldn't pass muster with the courts.
You can't, he argued, tax a business based on content. Wouldn't be constitutional.
...Is there a Secret Service Discount?????
By the time that IPO hits the streets not a single one of Facebook management will reside in California. I don’t care how liberal they are, they can read a balance sheet. Just you watch....
They do it with tobacco, liquor, gasoline and loads of other types of businesses.
All of the sudden they want to tax everything and every one! /s
LA DWP workers (Dept. of Water & Power) will take the biggest hit if this bill passes...
What kind of ‘head’ are we talking about here?
I think they mean two fer ten.
That could get pretty expensive for the guys who like the private rooms...
The congress critter just has to spend, they don’t know the meaing of stop spending and cut spending.
I thought “Pole” taxes were illegal...
Well, hey you have to breathe California air when entering a strip club in California don't you?
Look at the bright side, California pays California well enough to be able to afford California taxes don't they?
Besides, anyone who goes and receives entertainment at a strip joint certainly increases their chances of causing harm to someone especially if they are driving when they are in transit to and from a strip joint so they OWE California for the liability created because this. ~
It’s illegal to charge guys twice as much as women.
Or $10 more- depending on how it’s figured.
My guess is a lot of “conservatives” (really authoritarians) will love this idea. So it will fail in Kali.
Yup, call it an administrative or usage fee and it works.
You mean it’s gonna cost me $20 to get in there?
Look at it this way. The 20 dollar fee means to get guys in the club, dancers will have to lower their lap dance fees.
This means they won’t be able to feed their kids.
Women and Children hit the hardest by this tax. Another unintended consequence brought to you by the KKKalifornia Democrats.
how about a $10 tax on every starbucks order? it’d raise a lot of money
why not? it’s the same thing... people looking for a product and being serviced
besides... the libs would go bonkers
(I do realize people would just stop going... which is the intent of this proposed tax anyhow)