Monday, May 24, 2004
A Nevada County Reconsiders Legal Brothels
Until recently, there was an operating legal brothel in Churchill County, Nevada, and earlier, there were two: county law permits up to two legal brothels outside the city limits of the town of Fallon. But some residents want to eliminate the possibility of legal brothels from Churchill County.
The Coalition to Keep Brothels Out of Churchill County planned to deliver petitions containing 1,200 signatures to the county clerk today to get an initiative on the ballot deciding the fate of legal prostitution in Churchill County.The Nevada Brothel Association doesn't appear to be poised to contest the initiative.
County Clerk Gloria Venturacci has 20 days to determine if there are 743 valid signatures on the petition. The number of signatures represents 10 percent of registered voters who voted in the 2002 election.