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Brothel fee hikes to be proposed in Nevada county

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PAHRUMP, NV (AP) -

The cost of brothel licensing is up for debate in one Nevada county.

Possible changes to the Nye County legalized prostitution ordinance would be the first updates in more than two decades.

Quarterly brothel licensing fees could increase depending on the number of workers while the annual background check fee rises from $5,000 to $7,500.

The businesses would have to identify anyone with a financial interest and increase health checks for workers.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof said the changes are politically motivated.

Five brothels pay fees that bring the county $70,000 to $80,000 annually.

Higher fees are expected to add tens of thousands of dollars in 2016-2017.

Brothel owners can make recommendations until Sept. 20 when county commissioners are expected to hear the proposals.

Commissioners could approve changes in October.

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