The newly signed law restricts the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash benefits at such businesses, as well as for items marketed solely for adults.
Bill would make it a crime to spend welfare benefits at casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs.
Tax intended to offset budget cuts in social service programs.
Strip clubs could choose to collect three dollars per customer or pay an annual flat tax.
The so called “strip club tax” proposal has been changed enough so that the industry has removed its opposition.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor is rallying support for a measure that would charge a five dollar fee on anyone who enters a strip club.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the $5 tax per customer would offset the sexual assaults related to strip clubs.
State Rep. Anthony DeLuca says it should be allowable for adults to smoke, drink, and eat at the same time without government interference.
Says would force closing of clubs, cost thousands of jobs