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L.A. Porn Permits Drop 95% Since Condom Law Went Into Effect

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Is the porn industry fleeing from L.A.? An industry group has reported that there has been a 95 percent drop in porn film production permits in L.A. County ever since voters approved the condom measure that requires adult film actors to wear protection.

The Free Speech Coalition claimed that only 24 permits were filed in 2013, a vast decrease from the 480 from last year, according to CNS. Also, the group showed through reported figures by FilmLA, a film-permitting company, that there was a $456,000 plummet in government revenues that they claimed were going to other states and counties. Ventura County has reported an increase in the number of adult films being shot in their area, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The voter-approved law, called Measure B, went into effect in Nov. 2012. In addition to requiring actors to wear prophylactics, producers have to show proof of a public health permit in order to get a filming permit. The law was backed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who felt the safety of actors were compromised without the use of condoms. The local porn industry was shut down a few times this year when actors had tested positive for HIV.

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