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Does New CA Bill To Create Certificate Program And Registry For Adult Performers Help Or Hurt?

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento.
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento.
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A new state bill in California is getting waves of backlash from many adult performers. 

The initial version of the bill would have created a registry of adult performers who would be fingerprinted, background checked and would have to go through an educational program to be licensed. 

After criticism, amendments were introduced to get rid of the fingerprinting and to change the business license requirement to a certificate program. The bill will likely continue to undergo changes as stakeholders weigh in. 

We discuss the pros and cons of the legislation. 

Plus, if you’re in the adult industry, what do you think? Call us at 866-893-5722.


Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), assemblymember representing the 58th district, which encompasses Bell Gardens, Artesia, Bellflower, Commerce, Cerritos, Downey, Montebello, Nowalk and Pico Rivera; she introduced Assembly Bill 2389

Amanda Gullesserian, union secretary and founder of the International Entertainment Adult Union; she proposed the bill to Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia

Alana Evans, president of the Adult Performers Actors Guild, a union based in California San Fernando Valley; which is a chapter of the International Entertainment Adult Union