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CALIFORNIA: California Bedroom Community OKs Porn Condom Law


Associated Press (04.24.12) - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Simi Valley City Council late Monday approved Mayor Bob Huber's proposal to require pornography producers to ensure condom use as a condition of obtaining a film permit. Huber called for the ordinance after Los Angeles passed a similar regulation on Jan. 17.

Los Angeles is home to the US porn industry. After L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed a condom requirement into law, industry watchers predicted the regulation could prompt adult- film studios to move their operations to neighboring Simi Valley.

"The primary purpose here is it's a health and safety issue. And secondarily, we don't want them here," Huber said. "This is a family-oriented community, and we don't want them setting up their studios in Simi Valley." Simi Valley's new law takes effect in a month. According to Peter Lyons, the city's director of environmental services, Simi Valley issued 59 film permits last year and just one was for a pornographic production.


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