If passed, AB 1576 will compromise performer safety, privacy, and choice, and drive adult production out of California, with a loss of a multi-billion-dollar industry.
AB 1576 is a bill sponsored by Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and introduced by assemblymember Isadore Hall (D – Compton). AB 1576 is a bill like LA’s Measure B condom law, plus it also imposes a controversial government mandate on testing, forcing producers to disclose performers' STI test details to the Department of Industrial Relations. In effect, performers will be forced to waive their privacy rights in order to work.
The best way you can help fight this bill is by faxing members of the Senate Labor Committee with a personal letter expressing your opposition to the bill.
They continue to file baseless OSHA complaints against the adult industry in the face of opposition from other AIDS/LGBT organizations, continues to enrage the gay community by referring to PreP as a "party drug", is currently under fire for overcharging LA county, is behind on rent for AHF SF locations, and, to top it all, has recently filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco! This is all in addition to numerous past unforgivable actions, just one example of which is his destruction of AIM, the much cherished performer-run adult testing service.
The bill is sponsored by the non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) whose president, Michael Weinstein, has outraged adult performers and the gay community for espousing his misguided policies regarding HIV and AIDS prevention. Without a
The bill would require that a condom be worn for all vaginal and anal scenes. Performers would have no choice. Condoms were developed for personal use, not as industrial protection. The physical demands of shooting an adult scene
Misrepresents Research Findings by Distorting Data AB 1576 is based on distorted information. While Isadore Hall and his supporters mislead the public by pointing to data showing five documented HIV transmissions in 2013 among individuals
Thank you all - performers, California residents, members of the press - for your help defeating this