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The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers this year to take on the issue of topless women downtown in response to complaints from businesses.
It is legal for women to bare their breasts in public in North Carolina, though other cities prohibit women from going topless.
Asheville City Council has said it can do nothing to stop the practice, and the annual topless rallies held at Pack Square, because of state law.
Chamber President Kit Cramer said Wednesday she doesn’t care who fixes the problem, as long as it gets done.
She has asked Republican Sen. Tom Apodaca, the chair of the powerful Rules Committee, to handle the matter. He represents part of Buncombe County.