JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A new law took effect Thursday that allows county boards of supervisors to make regulations on adult entertainment businesses.
Previously, lawmaker had said only three Mississippi counties - coastal Harrison, Hancock and Jackson - have specific state laws allowing them to regulate strip clubs.
Other counties had to institute countywide zoning before they could place restrictions on the sexually oriented businesses before the change in the law.
The law says boards of supervisors can enforce ordinances "for the regulation of establishments where public displays of nudity are present." It's not mandatory for any county to do so.