Okay, this bill didn't pass, but........

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    What the fuck was the point?....

    Condom Bill for Porn Makers Stall in California Senate

    A bill that would have required California pornography makers to prove their actors wore condoms in the making of their films was shelved by a state senate panel.

    The measure, set aside by the Senate Appropriations Committee today, would have required the filmmakers to produce documentation showing condoms were used if a complaint was filed with the state.

    The appropriations panel’s decision came the same day that the committee boosted a proposed tax credit for Hollywood studios to $400 million a year, four times the current level, to stem the flight of film and TV production to other states.

    “It is unfortunate that some legislators don’t believe that protection should include keeping California actors safe while they are at work,” said Assemblyman Isadore Hall, a Los Angeles Democrat and the bill’s sponsor.

    The U.S. adult film industry produces 4,000 to 11,000 films a year, employing as many as 1,500 workers in Los Angeles, according to a legislative analysis. The films generate $9 billion to $13 billion a year in gross revenue, according to the report.

    Los Angeles County voters in 2012 approved a measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms during shoots. The number of on-location adult film permits fell to 40 last year from 480 in 2012, according to FilmL.A. Inc., which arranges the permits.

    Hall plans to reintroduce his condoms bill next year, said Terry Schanz, his chief of staff.
     
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    nserafini Well-Known Member

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    The point was to make a statement to the industry about protecting actors. While they tout no HIV has been transmitted, there have been cases of STD's knowingly being transmitted by performers. Some went as far as to forge or obscure medical documents in order to perform.

    All that said, let's be honest. You don't work in a kitchen and not expect to catch salmonella at some point. So the already hurting industry was squeezed to further into the box ( pun intended ) with this law. The LA County law drove all the business away.
     
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    Condoms are for sailors... Besides they're only acting
     
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    Will they require every guy or girl who hooks up at a bar on a saturday to wear condoms too?...No one wants to see condoms in porn