Home > News > Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill

Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill
Get XBIZ News
May 11, 2004 3:54 PM PDT    Text size: 
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Tim Leslie’s bill to regulate the porn business may be dead, but political dialogue on what to do with the industry lives on.

Assemblyman Paul Koretz on Tuesday called for a hearing on June 4 to extend discussion of Assembly Bill 2798, which would have mandated testing of all performers before production on an adult film can begin.

Leslie, R-Roseville, argued that his bill would protect the public health by cutting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

But last week the Assembly Health Committee voted to move the bill to an interim hearing, which effectively mousetraps legislation.

“The assemblyman is a believer in the self-regulating AIM clinic system,” Teresa Stark, press secretary of Koretz, D-West Hollywood, told XBiz. “And he believes that there needs to be more discussion on this very complicated issue.”

Spokesman Brian O’Neel told XBiz that while Leslie won’t attend the meeting, the assemblyman is hoping that other legislators might try to “gut and amend” another bill for a senate vote in the current legislative session.

Otherwise, O’Neel said, there won’t be any time for a bill covering the porn industry to reach the senate until next year.

At last week’s hearing, several groups besides the Free Speech Coalition opposed the bill.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation said it was opposed to any provision of law that seeks to make HIV testing mandatory and the American Civil Liberties Union was opposed to mandatory testing of individuals for HIV status based on privacy rights.

And the Motion Picture Association of America said the bill was so broad that it could create liability for non-porn films.

The Free Speech Coalition advocated the current practice of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, which tests working porn actors every 30 days and works on the honor system.

Until last month, no cases of HIV had been detected among performers for the last five years.

With the exception of a few production companies, condoms are never used.

On June 4, a public hearing on STD regulation in the porn industry will be held at the Van Nuys State Office Building at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., in the San Fernando Valley. It will start at 10 a.m.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Oct 05 - Oct 07
Hannover, Germany


Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!