Missouri is one step closer to eliminating sexually suggestive billboards from state highways. Almitra Smith has more from Jefferson City.
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make it illegal to advertise sexually oriented entertainment near a state highway.
Supporters of the bill deny claims that the ban infringes on freedom of speech.
Representative Cynthia Davis is a St. Louis area Republican.
The bill still has to survive another vote in the House. If it does, it'll move over to the Senate, where a similar bill is pending. SOC.
A plan to keep sexually oriented advertisements away from Missouri highways is one step closer to becoming reality. Almitra Smith has the details.
Some Lawmakers in the House of Representatives say having billboards for adult businesses dotting state highways gives Missouri a bad image.
The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would ban most signs for sexually oriented businesses near state highways.
While no one is speaking up for the billboards, opponents like Rep. Curt Dougherty say the plan infringes on the first amendment.
The bill still faces another round on the House floor before it is sent to the Senate. SOC.