FSC Responds to Statewide Condom Legislation for Porn Shoots

Feb 14, 2013 12:15 PM PST

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition on Thursday denounced a new proposal that would mandate barrier protection for adult productions shot statewide.

Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, a Democrat from Compton, Calif., introduced the piece of legislation today at the offices of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Hollywood, Calif.

The proposed new bill, AB 332, follows the passage of the Los Angeles “Safer Sex” Ordinance for Adult Production. 

In response to the proposed legislation, FSC CEO Diane Duke released the following statement:

“Tragically, this law — if passed — will not only waste taxpayer dollars and compromise the effective performer health protocols already in place, but also compromise funding for critical HIV programs by diverting program funds to create an unnecessary condom-police bureaucracy. Additionally, this regulation would force an industry vital to the San Fernando Valley and to California’s economy out of the area.

“While other legislators are focused on gun safety, improving our schools and reducing crime, Assembly Member Hall has chosen to use his taxpayer funded salary and staff to focus on adult films. We look forward to Assembly Member Hall visiting with adult film stars in the coming weeks to learn more about the exhaustive safety precautions already used by the industry.”

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