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Lawmaker Tries Again With Condom Bill

State Assemblymember Isadore Hall III has re-introduced a bill that would make it mandatory to use condoms on adult film shoots throughout the state. Hall, D-Compton, first introduced the bill last year but it died in the Appropriations Committee. The new bill, AB1576, was read for the first time on Jan. 30 and will not be taken up in committee until March. The law is similar to Measure B, the ballot initiative approved by voters in November 2012 that requires condom usage on adult film sets within Los Angeles County, and an ordinance passed by the Los Angeles City Council in January 2012. The adult entertainment industry will lobby against the bill just as it did last year, said Diane Duke, chief executive of the Free Speech Coalition, the Canoga Park trade organization for the adult industry. “When we go there again we will really need the assistance of everyone in the industry — our livelihood in California is at stake,” Duke said in a prepared statement. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a major backer of Hall’s bill as well as the Los Angeles county and city measures. Attempts to reach a representative of AHF on the new bill were not successful.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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