L.A. Approves New Law Regulating Porn Industry

Jan 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Los Angeles today became the first city in the U.S. to pass an ordinance requiring actors in adult films to use condoms on the set, myfoxla.com reports.

The L.A. City Council approved the measure on a 9-1 vote. The measure also requires film companies to pay for a film permit to help cover the cost of inspections.

The report adds: “Council members last week voted unanimously to form a working group comprised of the City Attorney’s Office, Police and Personnel departments and state occupational safety officials to figure out how to enforce the new requirements.”

Explains the story, "Last month, the city clerk certified about 71,000 petition signatures — more than the 41,138 necessary — collected by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to force the City Council to consider the initiative. City law required the council to approve the initiative as an ordinance or place it before voters in an upcoming election. Council members and supporters said approving the ordinance would avoid the $4 million cost of putting it on the June ballot."

Critics expressed fear that the new law will drive more filming underground.

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