Assemblyman Isadore Hall has revived his attempts to require adult film actors to use condoms during filming, and proponents aren't taking chances that the legislation will stall a second time this year.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has launched a campaign that includes targeting a lawmaker they say is "single-handedly blocking" Hall's bill. Its efforts follow a porn industry announcement Friday that a third adult film actor has tested positive for HIV, prompting a call for an immediate halt to all production.
"That's three in past three weeks," said Ged Kenslea, spokesman for the foundation. "How many more people need to get infected before action happens?"
Hall, a Compton Democrat, authored a bill earlier this year mirroring the Los Angeles County measure that prohibits unprotected sex by porn actors. Hall's bill would take the ban statewide. His first attempt this year, Assembly Bill 332, failed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee in May.