Pennsylvania House Bill 262, introduced earlier this year by Representative Matt Baker of Tioga County, seeks to drastically expand regulations of "adult establishments" promulgated by Section 5501 et. seq. of Title 68 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. The media has characterized this bill as a "stripper registration" legislation, but it would actually do much more than create a stripper registry. In fact, it appears that the true purpose of the bill is to make it illegal for strip clubs to effectively operate, and thus, regulate them out of existence. Similar "trap laws" have been introduced in other states to impose a de facto ban on abortion, while not running afoul of Roe v. Wade by explicitly banning a constitutionally protected right.