Proposition Summary

Requires performers in adult films to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. • Requires producers of adult films to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations related to sexually transmitted infections. • Requires producers of adult films to obtain state health license, and to post condom requirement at film sites. • Imposes liability on producers for violations, on certain distributors, on performers if they have a financial interest in the film involved, and on talent agents who knowingly refer performers to noncomplying producers. • Permits state, performers, or any state resident to enforce violations. • Likely reduction of state and local tax revenues of several million dollars per year. • Increased state costs that could exceed $1 million annually to license and regulate adult film production and to enforce workplace health and safety rules. These costs would be offset to some extent by new fee revenue.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 4680619; A: 45.8; N: 5530561; B: 54.2

Election Type

General Election

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Initiative Statute

For Author

CYNTHIA DAVIS, M.P.H., Board ChairAIDS Healthcare FoundationGARY A. RICHWALD, M.D., M.P.H., Former DirectorLos Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Disease ProgramDERRICK BURTS, HIV-Positive Former Adult Film Worker

Against Author

MARK LENO, Senator11th DistrictJAY GLADSTEIN, M.D.Internal Medicine/Infectious DiseasesJESSICA YASUKOCHI, Vice PresidentValley Industry & Commerce Association

Rebuttal Author

RACHEL “CHANEL PRESTON” TAYLOR, President of theAdult Performer Advocacy CommitteeJERE INGRAM, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, former Chair of theCalifornia Occupational Safety & Health Standards BoardMARIE LOUISE “NINA HARTLEY” LEVINE, Bachelor of Sciencein Nursing

Rebuttal Against Author

JEFFREY KLAUSNER, M.D., M.P.H., ProfessorUCLA School of MedicinePAULA TAVROW, Ph.D., DirectorUCLA Bixby Program on Population and Reproductive HealthAMANDA GULLESSERIAN, FounderInternational Entertainment Adult Union (IEAU)