LANSING (AP) – Michigan would strip state liquor licenses from bars offering fully-nude entertainment under a bill passed by the state Senate.

The bill approved Wednesday is sponsored by Republican Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge and wouldn’t affect liquor licenses for topless bars.

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Jones says the bill is intended to protect nude dancers and suggested that they’re in greater danger in fully-nude bars. He says the legislation also is needed to make sure Michigan remains a tourism-friendly state.

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Jones says two Michigan bars have had fully-nude dancers, but he says other bars are trying to do the same.

Ten Democrats voted against the Senate bill. The House has not yet voted on the legislation.

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