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Condom Ordinance, In Affect March 5th

ORDINANCE NO. __ 1_8 _19_8_9__
An ordinance proposed by initiative petition requiring City film permits for
commercial production of adult films to be conditioned on certain work practice controls,
including the required use of condoms.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
CITY OF LOS ANGELES SAFER SEX IN THE ADULT FILM INDUSTRY ACT
Section 1. Title.
This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the City of Los
Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act.
Sec. 2. Findings and Declaration.
The people of the City of Los Angeles hereby find and declare all of the following:
(a) The HIV/AIDS crisis, and the ongoing epidemic of sexually
transmitted infections as a result of the making of adult films, has caused a
negative impact on public health and the quality of life of citizens living in Los
Angeles.
(b) Safer sex practices are a prime method of preventing and reducing
the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
(c) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has
documented widespread transmission of sexually transmitted infections
associated with the activities of the adult film industry within the City of Los
Angeles.
(d) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has opined
that the use of condoms is the best and most effective way to stem the spread of
sexually transmitted infections within the adult film industry.
(e) Multiple organizations committed to protecting the public health
have called for mandatory use of condoms in the production of adult films,
including the American Medical Association, the American Public Health
Association, the California Conference of Local AIDS Directors, the California
STD Controllers Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors, the
National Association of City and County Health Officials, AIDS Healthcare
Foundation and the California Medical Association.

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