Thursday, July 12, 2007

California Lawmaker Pushes For Sex Tax

California Assemblyman Charles Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1551 recently which aims to "assess an 8 percent tax on sexually explicit nightclub acts, items sold by sex shops and pay-per-view movies featuring unprotected sex or X-rated acts in a public place." Although he estimates his bill would generate over $100 million annually, it is extremely unlikely the bill will pass because of California’s 2/3 requirement for any tax increases. "I see this as an attempt by Mr. Calderon to appeal to certain social conservative elements within my party as a way to get more money to spend for his special interest groups," said Republican Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Read more at

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