(Miranda Willson | Las Vegas Sun) – Live and let live – and leave it up to the counties. For decades, that has been Nevada’s attitude toward legal prostitution in the 10 rural counties where the practice is permitted. . . .
Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen, D-Henderson, wonders how these inconsistent regulations impact working conditions for sex workers, and if they make it more difficult for legal prostitutes to know their rights.
That’s why she is proposing a bill, ACR6, to create a legislative committee to study the working conditions of brothels and determine the extent to which Nevada’s brothels “provide for the health, safety and general welfare of sex workers.” . . .
Cohen emphasized that she has no intention of bringing forward legislation to change the legality of prostitution in Nevada. . . .
Chuck Muth, a spokesperson for the Nevada Brothel Association, said that while he generally supports “limited government,” he isn’t necessarily opposed to Cohen’s proposal.
“There may be some things that should be statewide, and maybe things that are better left at county level, but we’ll have to wait until the study is approved and committee gets into it to find out exactly where folks want to go with this,” Muth said.