SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) today released the following statement after his AB 1576, requiring documentation of condom or other barrier use in California produced adult films, was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“In a year where the Legislature and I have focused heavily on protecting California’s film industry, it is unfortunate that some legislators don’t believe that protection should include keeping California actors safe while they are at work.”
“While I am disappointed with today’s outcome, one thing is and has always been clear on this issue: existing state and federal blood borne pathogen laws already require the use of a condom or barrier device when producing an adult film anywhere in California and the United States. AB 1576 wouldn’t have changed existing law, but it would have helped increase industry compliance in protecting its workers.”
“Here is the dirty little secret about porn production in California: it’s just work. Take away the racy titles and creative storylines found in many of these films and adult film actors become, well, just workers. My commitment to protect the health and safety of California workers has only been strengthened by my work on this issue. That commitment will continue through my legislative efforts in the years to come.”
Isadore Hall, III, represents California’s 64th Assembly District that includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington in Los Angeles County.