Michelle Borin owns Michelle's Beach House, and says strippers get a bad rap.
"My dancers are very classy," Borin says. "Just because they are up there on stage performing doesn't mean they are a bad person."
Borin says many of her performers are single moms or college students just earning a living. Now, Borin fears their jobs are in jeopardy because of proposed legislation called "The Community Defense Act."
"These politicians just need to mind their own business," Borin says.
House hearings wrapped up this week on the bill. It would specify where adult businesses can be located, ban lap dances and regulate just how 'undressed' dancers can get.
Local ordinances already regulate what goes on in strip clubs. At Michelle's the dancers can be topless but not bottomless.
Friday, the Federal and State Affairs Committee heard from an attorney representing adult entertainment clubs in Kansas. Lobbyist Philip Bradley presented studies that found crime was lower in areas near strip clubs. He says it's the economy that is putting the clubs out of business.
Proponents testified Thursday the proposed Community Defense Act would help fight crime, preserve community values and protect women. Borin says that's simply wrong.
"We have no trouble in here," Borin says. "I can't remember the last time we've had a 911 call. I believe that we have a lot of stereotype politicians. They have no idea what goes on in a strip club."
A similar bill was debated two years ago but stalled in the senate.