In April, the state House voted for its companion bill in a similar landslide of 92-3. Convicted sex workers and their clients are already required to submit to HIV testing.
When the companion bill was heard in the House in April, Representative Brian Kelsey of Germantown, who voted against the bill, argued that there was no way of knowing whether a pimp actually had sex with his sex workers. You know, sort of like theres no way of knowing the dog actually ate the pot roast that was on the counter, or whether your roommate borrowed your $100 sweater and spilled red wine all over it.
If Governor Phil Bredesen signs the bill into law, it will be the first of its kind in the country. And there will no doubt be less Making Easy Money Pimpin' Hos In Style in our fair city.