L.A. City Attorney Delivers Porn-Condom Draft Ordinances to Council

Mar 20, 2013 10:30 AM PST

LOS ANGELES — The City Attorney's office has prepared and delivered two draft ordinances to City Council that would amend the municipal code to require condoms on porn set's within city limits.

Both draft ordinances have been approved as to form and legality, the City Attorney's office said in a memo sent to council Tuesday.

Kimberly Miera, a lawyer with the City Attorney's office who worked on the draft ordinances, said she couldn't speculate to XBIZ on when council would decide on the ordinances, but it is likely that the issue will be placed on the City Council agenda soon.

In January, council asked the City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to draft an ordinance that would adopt the language of Measure B, which requires the producers of adult films to apply for and obtain a county health permit for porn shoots.

The council also asked for Trutanich's office to deliver an ordinance that amends city Ordinance No. 181989 to include the language and intent of Measure B.

Ordinance No. 181989 was passed by council in January 2012, just prior to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's big push for the county's Measure B.

The AHF sponsored both the city and county laws, as well as Assembly Bill 332, which is making its way through the state Legislature after Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton, Calif., introduced it earlier this month.

Miguel Santana, the Los Angeles' city administrative officer, gave the city three options in January over the ordinance: Repeal city Ordinance No. 181989 and replace it with the county ordinance, requiring a ballot measure and voter approval; adopt both the city and county ordinances and resolve conflicts in enforcement as they arise; or amend City Ordinance No. 181989 to include the language and intent of county measure.

The city already has updated language on film permits, which are administered by FilmLA Inc.

Those updates require permittees to "comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and rules, including all applicable federal and state regulations for workplace safety and requirements for workers' compensation insurance for all persons operating under this permit as well as all applicable regulatory, environmental, safety and other standards of care in carrying out the activities that are subject of this permit."

UPDATE (10:40 a.m.) — The draft ordinances were sent to the City Council's Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee for consideration. The committee is likely to waive consideration to the full City Council.

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