11/12/2012

Porn industry ponders condom law enforcement

A law was passed by 56 percent of voters Tuesday requiring actors to use condoms when filming sex scenes

By PoliceOne Staff

LOS ANGELES — Officials are remaining tight-lipped as to whether cops may be required to keep a close eye on porn actors after Los Angeles County — the nation’s porn capital — voted to require actors to use condoms when filming sex scenes.

The law was passed by 56 percent of voters Tuesday, according to the Province.  It won’t take effect until results are certified, which may be several more days.

It could take months longer before county health officials decide how to enforce it and whether they must begin dispatching prophylactic police officers to keep a close eye on actors.

The Department of Public Health issued a terse statement with no timetable for developing an enforcement plan, according to the Associated Press.

There was no decision whether there would be surprise inspections or if public employees would be paid to watch porn films to see if actors were obeying the new law.

The adult entertainment industry opposed the new law, arguing it is unneeded because of safeguards that include monthly venereal disease checks for all working actors, according to the article. They fear the new law will drive as many as 10,000 jobs out of the city. 

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