Lyon County Commissioners Talk about Legalizing Escort Companies | Carson Metropolis Nevada Information
Lyon county press release
The Board of Commissioners instructed the employees in a 4: 1 vote to initiate the process of legalizing escort services in the unincorporated district of Lyon.
The agenda item was requested by Commissioner Ken Gary who stated that it is not a pro brothel but believes brothels are the only company that remains closed throughout the entire COVID response. Gray commented that they want to give them the ability to survive as a company.
District Attorney Steve Rye stated that there are a number of concerns about revising the ordinance to address a short-term issue. Why only the brothels are allowed to operate an escort service according to the county code and not allow other escort companies, no processes and procedures currently need to be developed to license and regulate the escort services, as the current county code does not deal with them. and enforcing county code requirements outside of unincorporated Lyon County.
Some counties either do not have a ban or permit for escort services, some allow it by code and others prohibit it. Storey County’s brothel code allows non-sexual escort services, and that code was in effect prior to the COVID restrictions. Rye suggested that the board consider a resolution approving the non-sexual escort services for a short period of time. The board of directors ordered employees in a 4: 1 decision (Commissioner Rob Jacobson opposed) to bring back a resolution approving non-sexual escort services in Lyon County without legal personality and to discuss the development of procedures for licensing and regulating escort services.