Details of Simi Valley Mandatory Condom Law Emerge

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.—It looks as if Simi Valley is placing the entire burden of inspecting porn sets for mandatory condom use and then reporting the results of the inspection, as well as all costs involved... on porn producers! Details of the proposed law were revealed at Monday night’s city council meeting. The city decided it needed its own edict after the Los Angeles city council voted to pass a similar law in January.

“[The ordinance] would require porn makers, as a condition of receiving a filming permit from the city, to have a health care professional on their sets to observe whether the actors wear condoms,” reported the Ventura County Star. “The producer would have to submit to the city a notarized affidavit by the health care professional stating that the actors complied. Failure to comply would constitute a misdemeanor offense punishable by fines and possible Ventura County jail terms.”

Mayor Bob Huber, who is running for reelection in 2012, is the main instigator of the city’s mandatory-condom ordinance, which will likely be approved by the council at an upcoming meeting, after which it will become law 31 days later.