L.A. Supervisors to Certify Election Results Tuesday; Condoms in Porn/Ballot Measure B Becomes Law

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Media Availability Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Supervisors to formally certify all County election results during Tuesday’s meeting; Since November 6th, Measure B, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, has increased its margin of victory to 1,617,866 votes in favor (57%) vs. 1,222,681 votes against (43%)
What: Media Availability: AHF officials to comment on LEGAL CERTIFICATION of election results
Of Measure B, the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act

Tuesday—December 4th all day

Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President & Ballot Measure Proponent
Mark McGrath, MPH, AHF Consultant & UCLA Public Health Analyst & Ballot Measure Proponent
Miki Jackson, AHF Consultant & Measure B Proponent
Arlette De La Cruz, AHF Compliance Analyst and Measure B proponent (Spanish language)

Media Contact:
Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications, +1.323.791.5526 cell

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other supporters and backers of Ballot Measure B in Los Angeles County will host a MEDIA AVAILABILITY throughout the day Tuesday, December 4, 2012 to discuss the victory of the ballot measure (which passed with final poll numbers 56.96% in favor to 43.04% against), Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The measure, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, is to be formally certified along with other election results in Los Angeles County during the Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday morning. The law now requires producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the County; follow all health and safety laws, including condom use; and pay a permit fee sufficient to cover all enforcement costs.

The ballot measure was initially spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and members of FAIR (‘For Adult Industry Responsibility’) after as many as 22 HIV infections believed to be tied to the adult film industry were reported in two outbreaks in Los Angeles since 2004, and amidst thousands of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occurring annually among adult performers.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Election Results as of 12/02/12 time: 14:20

COUNTY MEASURE B Votes Votes Percent
B – SAFER SEX IN ADULT FILMS – YES 1,617,866 56.96
(MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST) – NO 1,222,681 43.04


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