Group Aims to Restrict Adult Stores in Missouri Capital
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Opponents of a new Jefferson City store whose merchandise includes adult-oriented products want to make it harder for similar stores to open in Missouri's capital city.
The Jefferson City News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/r9DQps) a group of opponents is preparing to circulate a petition to amend the city's ordinance on adult-oriented businesses.
Their proposal would create a tighter definition of pornography and change the law's definition of an adult business.
Jefferson City's existing law requires that more than one-third of a store's sales be adult items to be defined as an adult store. City officials say only about one-quarter of the stock offered by the new store consists of adult items.
If adopted, the group's proposal would not affect existing stores, only new ones seeking to open in Jefferson City.