JEFFERSON CITY — Strict new regulations on adult-oriented businesses are set to become law after receiving Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's signature on Friday.
The wide-ranging bill restricts hours of operation and potential locations for businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstores, bans total nudity and alcohol from such establishments, and limits interactions between employees and customers.
The measures will go into effect Aug. 28, although a legal challenge has been all but promised by the adult entertainment industry.
Dick Bryant, a Kansas City attorney who represents bars, restaurants and adult clubs, said when lawmakers passed the bill May that he expected to be in court "in the next 30 days."
Bryant did not return calls seeking comment on Friday.
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