Porn’s Condom Law Goes Down
A proposal, dreaded by the porn industry, that would have mandated condom use for adult performers on-set throughout the state of California, was essentially defeated in the legislature today.
The bill by L.A. state Assemblyman Isadore Hall would have expanded L.A. County’s own mandatory condom rules to reach across the Golden State.
The industry was dead against it and threatened to leave California if it was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown:
AB 1576 breezed through the Assembly and was cruising through the Senate when it hit a roadblock in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this month.
The bill had put the committee’s legislative slate over a budget limit and was thus tabled temporarily. However, today it was not “voted out” of the committee, essentially killing it, at least for this legislative session. The porn trade group known as the Free Speech Coalition said the bill was “permanently shelved.”