Bill to ban 'Girls Gone Wild' TV likely dead for second year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would ban late-night TV ads showing half-naked young women has likely failed for the second consecutive session.

The measure was taken off notice in the House Civil Practice Subcommittee on Tuesday after being deferred for several weeks. The legislation died in the same subcommittee last year after passing unanimously in the Senate.

The bill would fine cable and satellite companies up to $50,000 for airing ads for obscene products.

Sponsors say they got the idea for the proposal after seeing partially censored commercials for "Girls Gone Wild" videos that show young women disrobing and acting out other sexual situations.


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