Homework? Yes. Hookers? No.

The Senate today approved a measure sponsored by Democratic Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz that would increase penalties for those who promote or patronize prostitution within 1,000 feet of a school.

The bill would make anyone involved in the sex trade close to schools with a felony.

Diaz said the bill was needed after parents, students and teachers at West Farms Elementary School in the Bronx discovered prostitutes in the nearby area. A tent used to conduct business was also visible to students at the school and school staff reported finding condoms and needles littering the ground.

Our Erin Billups caught up with Diaz to talk about the measure.