RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A bill filed in the North Carolina House on Tuesday would make it illegal to perform drag shows in certain environments.

House Bill 673 recommends that new regulations be placed on “adult entertainment,” including that it shall not be performed on public property or in the presence of any people under the age of 18.

The bill defines adult entertainment as “a performance featuring topless or exotic dancers, strippers, or male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest regardless of whether or not performed for consideration.”

The bill sponsored by Rep. Jeff Zenger, R-Forsyth, is being compared to bills filed in other states, including Tennessee.

Under the bill, a first offense would be treated as a misdemeanor but subsequent violations would be Class I felonies.

If it becomes law, it would take effect for offenses committed on or after Dec. 1.