(Bill Dentzer | Las Vegas Review-Journal) – A bipartisan pair of state senators Thursday introduced a bill to ban prostitution outright in Nevada, the only state where it’s legal.
Senate Bill 413, sponsored by Sens. Pat Spearman, D-North Law Vegas, and Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for hearings. . . .
Chuck Muth, speaking for the Nevada Brothel Association, said the group has expected the bill and was reviewing it. He called it “unfortunate” that it targeted legal brothels instead of going after illegal prostitution where it occurs.
“I just think it’s a misdirected effort,” he said. . . .
One brothel owner dismissed the bill as misguided.
“Folks don’t realize, we’re the safest place in Nevada to be,” said Lance Gilman, speaking about The Mustang Ranch brothel he owns in Storey County.