Producers and performers say it will simply chase business out of the state, much like the law passed in Los Angeles County in 2012. Analysts say that law prompted filmmakers to flee to neighboring suburbs. A similar statewide law could cost taxpayers “several million dollars per year” in tax revenue, according to the legislative analyst.
The Los Angeles County condom law was backed by the same people backing Proposition 60. It has not been enforced, but it delivered results nonetheless. According to FilmL.A., which tracks data related to the industry, adult film permits in the county approached 500 in 2012, but plummeted to just 26 last year.