but it might not be what you think.

A group gathered the signatures of over 70,000 Los Angeles residents, many more than the 41,000 needed, in order to get their proposition on the ballot. The initiative, if approved, would require adult filmmakers to require that performers use condoms during their performances, and would allow the city to charge a fee in order to pay for inspections of sets to ensure compliance.

Since the initiative has not yet been approved, then, the battle relates to whether or not the voters can actually enact such a requirement. In order to determine the scope of their powers, the City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to determine whether such an enactment would be legally enforceable, in the hopes of avoiding such sorts of lawsuits should the initiative pass. The question of authority presents itself because it remains unclear whether this requirement is properly left to state regulating authorities, particularly since it attaches an inspection requirement to ensure compliance.

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