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Adult Film Industry Act Ordinance With Mayors Signature

Adult Film Industry Act Ordinance With Mayors Signature

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ORDINANCENO._AnordinanceproposedbyinitiativepetitionrequiringCityfilmpermitsforcommercialproductionofadultfilmstobeconditionedoncertainworkpracticecontrols,includingtherequireduseofcondoms.THEPEOPLEOFTHECITYOFLOSANGELESDOORDAINASFOLLOWS:CITYOFLOSANGELESSAFERSEXINTHEADULTFILMINDUSTRYACTSection1.Title.ThisordinanceshallbeknownandmaybecitedastheCityofLosAngelesSaferSexInTheAdultFilmIndustryActSec.2.FindingsandDeclaration.ThepeopleoftheCityofLosAngelesherebyfindanddeclareallofthefollowing:(a)TheHIV/AIDScrisis,andtheongoingepidemicofsexuallytransmittedinfectionsasaresultofthemakingofadultfilms,hascausedanegativeimpactonpublichealthandthequalityoflifeofcitizenslivinginLosAngeles.(b)Safersexpracticesareaprimemethodofpreventingandreducing.thespreadofHIV/AIDSandothersexuallytransmittedinfections.(c)TheLosAngelesCountyDepartmentofPublicHealthhasdocumentedwidespreadtransmissionofsexuallytransmittedinfectionsassociatedwiththeactivitiesoftheadultfilmindustrywithintheCityofLosAngeles.(d)TheLosAngelesCountyDepartmentofPublicHealthhasopinedthattheuseofcondomsisthebestandmosteffectivewaytostemthespreadofsexuallytransmittedinfectionswithintheadultfilmindustry.(e)Multipleorganizationscommittedtoprotectingthepublichealthhavecalledformandatoryuseofcondomsintheproductionofadultfilms,includingtheAmericanMedicalAssociation,theAmericanPublicHealthAssociation,theCaliforniaConferenceofLocalAIDSDirectors,theCaliforniaSTDControllersAssociation,theNationalCoalitionofSTDDirectors,theNationalAssociationofCityandCountyHealthOfficials,AIDSHealthcareFoundationandtheCaliforniaMedicalAssociation.1
 
(f)ProducersofadultfilmsarerequiredbyCaliforniaCodeofRegulationsTitle8,Section5193tousebarrierprotection,includingcondoms,toprotectemployeesduringtheproductionofadultfilms.(g)ManyproducersofadultfilmsinLosAngelesconsistentlyviolatetheworkersafetyprovisionsofCaliforniaCodeofRegulationsTitle8,section5193.(h)PursuanttoSection12.22(A)(13)oftheLosAngelesPlanningandZoningCode,producersofallfilmswithintheCityofLosAngeles,includingadultfilms,arerequiredtoobtainfitmpermits.PermitsissuedpursuanttoSection12.22(A)(13)maycontainconditions"consistentwithpublichealth,safetyandgeneralwelfare."(i)Permitsforadultfilmsarecurrentlyconditionedwithlanguagestating"INTERIORANDEXTERIORNUDITYORSEXUALACTIVITYMUSTNOTBEVISIBLEORAUDIBLEBYTHEPUBLIC."
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TheCityoranypersonorentityactingonitsbehalftoissueorprocessfilmpermitsmaychargepermitteesfeesinconjunctionwiththeissuanceoffilmpermits.Suchfeesmayincludefeestoprovideforinspectorstoensurecompliancewithconditionsonfilmpermits.Sec.3.PurposeandIntent.ThepeopleoftheCityofLosAngelesherebydeclaretheirpurposeandintentinenactingthisordinancetobetominimizethespreadofsexuallytransmittedinfectionsresultingfromtheproductionofadultfilmsintheCityofLosAngeles,whichhavecausedanegativeimpactonpublichealthandthequalityoflifeofcitizenslivinginLosAngeles.Sec.4.Section12.22.1isherebyaddedtotheLosAngelesMunicipalCodetoreadasfollows:SECTION12.22.1.SAFERSEX.SAFERSEX;SHORTTITLEANDPUBLICPOLICYSEC.12.22.1(A).ShortTitle.ThisordinanceshallbeknownastheCityofLosAngelesSaferSexInTheAdultFilmIndustryAct.SEC.12.22.1(B).UseofCondomsInTheMakingofAdultFilms.
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(1)An"adultfilm"isdefinedasanyfilm,video,multimediaorotherrepresentationofsexualintercourseinwhichperformersactuallyengageinoral,vaginal,oranalpenetration,includingbutnotlimitedtopenetrationbyapenis,finger,orinanimateobject;oralcontactwiththeanusorgenitalsofanotherperformer;and/oranyotheractivitythatmayresultinthetransmissionofbloodand/oranyotherpotentiallyinfectiousmaterialsasdefinedinCaliforniaCodeofRegulations,Title8,Section5193(b).(2)"Producerofadultfilm"isdefinedasanypersonorentitydirectlyengagedinthecreationofadultfilms.(3)"Filmed"and"filming"refertotherecordingofanyadultfilm,regardlessofmedia.(4)AllproducersofadultfilmsissuedpermitsundertheauthorityoftheCityofLosAngelesortheLosAngelesPoliceDepartmentpursuanttoSection12.22(A)(13)ofthisCodeoranyotherlawauthorizingtheissuanceofpermitsforcommercialfilmingarerequiredtomaintainengineeringandworkpracticecontrolssufficienttoprotectemployeesfromexposuretobloodand/oranyotherpotentiallyinfectiousmaterialscontrolsconsistentwithCaliforniaCodeofRegulations,Title8,Section5193.Engineeringandworkpracticecontrolsinclude,butarenotlimitedto:(a)Simulationofsexactsusingacting,productionandpost-productiontechniques;(b)Ejaculationoutsideworkers'bodies;(c)Provisionofandrequireduseofcondomswheneveractsofvaginaloranalsexareperformedduringtheproductionofanadultfilm;and(d)Theprovisionofcondom-safewater-basedorsilicone-basedlubricantstofacilitatetheuseofcondoms.(5)AnyfilmpermitissuedundertheauthorityoftheCityofLosAngelesortheLosAngelesPoliceDepartmentpursuanttoSection12.22(A)(13)ofthisCodeoranyotherlawauthorizingtheissuanceofpermitsforcommercialfilmingfortheproductionofanadultfilmmustexpresslyconditionsaidpermitoncompliancewithsubsection(4)ofthissection.Anysuchpermitshallcontainthefollowinglanguage:"Permitteemustabidebyallapplicableworkplacehealthandsafetyregulations,includingCaliforniaCodeofRegulationsTitle8,Section5193,whichmandatesbarrierprotection,includingcondoms,toshieldperformersfromcontactwithbloodorotherpotentiallyinfectiousmaterialduringtheproductionoffilms."
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