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Adult Film Condom Use Could Be Required Across Los Angeles County

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The use of condoms in adult films may be a county-wide requirement if the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors follow the footsteps of the Los Angeles City Council.

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday will take up a ballot measure that would require producers of adult films in the county to obtain a permit from the Department of Public Health and mandate the use of condoms in scenes involving intercourse.

The county registrar on May 24 certified more than the required 232,153 of the roughly 360,000 ballot signatures submitted by safer sex advocates. Supervisors now have the option of placing the measure on the November ballot or adopting it outright as written.

Besides requiring condom use, the measure’s permitting process would require adult film producers to pay fees and submit proof that they have completed a blood-borne pathogen training course and developed an exposure control plan. Violations could result in suspension or revocation of permits, civil fines and misdemeanor charges.

A similar city-wide measure was adopted by the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year.

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