BERRY BITS: Massage parlor bills introduced -
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Originally published in the March 2016 Juniper Berry Magazine

BERRY BITS: Massage parlor bills introduced

Inspired by the successful efforts of Capt. Mark Wachter and the 104th Pct, Assembly Member Mike Miller and Sen. Joe Addabbohave introduced a package of bills that will help close down and prevent additional illegal massage parlors. The bills would:

• narrow the definition of 'massage therapist' and require license holders to be on site at all times

• requirethat landlords verify the licensure of a massage therapist tenant prior to entering into a lease agreement

• prevent massage parlors from obstructing the view of their lobby areas (by blacking out windows, etc.)

• impose a duty on the landlords to terminate a tenancy of a massage therapist location found guilty of promoting prostitution within 60 days of official notification by the city or state

• grant the city Department of Consumer Affairs the authority to enforce the imposition of fines relating to the practice of massage therapy

March 2016 Juniper Berry Magazine

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