Nevada Bill Would Raise Nude Dancing Age Limit to 21

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A state law that allows young women to dance in the nude once they reach 18 years of age, as long as alcohol is not served, is under fire in the Nevada Senate.

Republican Sen. Barbara Cegavske of Las Vegas presented SB413 to the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday.

The bill prohibits anyone younger than 21 from nude dancing at adult entertainment establishments. The current age restriction is 18 - unless alcohol is being served, then it is 21.

Another provision allows local governments to enact laws related to the same subject that don't conflict with the bill. Brothels are exempted from the proposed statute.

Supporters say it provides additional safeguards against the exploitation of underage girls.

But opponents counter the bill violates adults' constitutional freedom of expression rights.