Louisiana lawmaker tries to put age and weight limits on strippers

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Louisiana Lawmaker Tries to Add Age, Weight Limits for Strippers

BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – A state representative proposed – then pulled – a measure in the state House Wednesday that would have required strippers in Louisiana to be no older than 28 and weigh no more than 160 pounds.

Associated Press Capitol reporter Melinda Deslatte reported via Twitter that the House was discussing a bill to raise the age minimum for strippers to 21.

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During the discussion, state Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, proposed an amendment to the bill that would make it against the law for strippers to be older than 28 and weigh no more than 160 pounds.

According to Deslatte, state Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, was outraged by the amendment, telling her colleagues that she's "never been more repulsed to be a part" of the Legislature.

Havard apparently pulled the amendment from discussion, and the state House unanimously approved the bill to raise the age minimum for strippers to 21. It's headed to the governor's desk for his signature.

He said it was a joke, though the amendment was filed and available on the Legislature' website.

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Protesters hold up their fists and chant slogans during a demonstration by sex workers and supporters near the French National Assembly in Paris on April 6, 2016, as French lawmakers take part in a final debate on a bill that would make it illegal to pay for sex. French lawmakers were poised on April 6 to pass a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,500 euros ($3,970) on prostitutes' clients. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester wears a mask during a demonstration by sex workers and supporters near the French National Assembly in Paris on April 6, 2016, as French lawmakers take part in a final debate on a bill that would make it illegal to pay for sex. French lawmakers were poised on April 6 to pass a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,500 euros ($3,970) on prostitutes' clients. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters hold a banner reading 'Don't liberate me, I'll take care of it myself!' during a demonstration by sex workers and supporters near the French National Assembly in Paris on April 6, 2016, as French lawmakers take part in a final debate on a bill that would make it illegal to pay for sex. French lawmakers were poised on April 6 to pass a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,500 euros ($3,970) on prostitutes' clients. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester (R) holds a sign reading 'Prostitutes with fists raised against the penalization of clients!' during a demonstration by sex workers and supporters near the French National Assembly in Paris on April 6, 2016, as French lawmakers take part in a final debate on a bill that would make it illegal to pay for sex. French lawmakers were poised on April 6 to pass a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,500 euros ($3,970) on prostitutes' clients. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester wears a hat rimmed with red roses during a demonstration by sex workers and supporters near the French National Assembly in Paris on April 6, 2016, as French lawmakers take part in a final debate on a bill that would make it illegal to pay for sex. French lawmakers were poised on April 6 to pass a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,500 euros ($3,970) on prostitutes' clients. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A sex worker holds a sign during a protest against new bill against prostitution and sex trafficking, in Paris, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. France's lower house of parliament holds a final vote on Wednesday on a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers would face fines and be required to attend classes on the harms of prostitution. Opponents fear that cracking down will push prostitutes to hide and they would be even more at the mercy of pimps and violent clients. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Sex workers hold signs during a protest against new bill against prostitution and sex trafficking, in Paris, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. France's lower house of parliament holds a final vote on Wednesday on a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers would face fines and be required to attend classes on the harms of prostitution. Opponents fear that cracking down will push prostitutes to hide and they would be even more at the mercy of pimps and violent clients. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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