Clay Co. tries to lawfully regulate adult businesses

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Mar 12 2014 03:28:37 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2014 09:08:11 PM EDT
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -

Clay County commissioners are still looking at ways to regulate adult businesses without violating the constitution.

Last fall, a businessman asked the county about opening an adult bookstore. At the time, a county attorney told commissioners that a 1985 ordinance prohibiting adult businesses could be declared unconstitutional if it was challenged in court.

They started discussing a new ordinance that could allow these businesses in certain parts of the county.

On April 8, the county commission will hear from a First Amendment lawyer who has worked with other local governments on the issue.

The attorney is expected to propose some changes to county laws to deal with adult businesses.

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