SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders on Tuesday passed an ordinance cracking down on illegal massage businesses.
The rules require all massage businesses to get a special city permit, which could be revoked if workers are found to engage in prostitution or other illegal activities.READ MORE: California Expands Drought Emergency To Large Swath Of State
The rules also require businesses to remove lobby window coverings, close by 10 p.m. and forbid employees from wearing any see-through clothing.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
“Our code officers can go in and see, does this place have bars on the windows, no lighting, have people living in it? Those are clear signs that this is not a massage therapist business, but an illegal massage parlor,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerrra.MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Sutter County Home, Catches Fire
Businesses caught violating the new rules could be shut down for two years.