Mayor Thomas Lauzon … withdrew his proposed ordinance to impose restrictions on professionals who provide massages … [M]assage therapists, the Vermont American Civil Liberties Union and others had been questioning the validity and timing of the proposed ordinance, which called for a detailed list of requirements, including photos, background checks and personal information …

Therapists and health care providers were critical of the plan, stating that the professional nature of their work should already speak for itself, and should not necessarily be scrutinized for possible infractions related to sexual activity reported at massage parlors elsewhere.

The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Barre, Vermont, Aug. 1, 2013

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