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California Bill Would Require Occupational Licenses for Porn Actors, Strippers, Cam Girls

Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.

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In a very California story, inter-union drama appears to be marring the introduction of a bill that would require porn stars to get business licenses.

On Tuesday, Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez (D–San Diego) and Christina Garcia (D–Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (A.B.) 2389. The bill would require adult entertainers and video performers, including webcam performers, to obtain a business license and complete a state-mandated training course before being allowed to ply their trade.

Requirements for that training would be developed by the state's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), which would, in turn, be advised by a new 10-member, governor-appointed board composed of two adult film actors, three dancers, two medical doctors, a therapist, and a money manager.

This training will be a minimum of two hours and will provide information on reporting workplace injuries, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking. Adult performers would be required to cover the cost of this training. The bill would also require that they be finger-printed.

The bill was, according to a staff member for Garcia's office, first proposed by the International Entertainment Adult Union (IEAU)—a union representing strippers, adult actors, and adult film crews—much to the chagrin of some its chapters.

That includes the Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG), which has come out against the legislation put forward by their parent union.

"We are shocked, disgusted and angry that our parent union did this without discussing it with APAG, without discussing it with the industry and without discussing it with stakeholders," said APAG President Alana Evans to XBiz, an adult entertainment industry publication. "Nobody contacted us about this. Not the IEAU, not Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who I met Thursday to discuss A.B. 5."

(Gonzalez is also the author of the controversial A.B. 5 legislation that requires many gig economy workers to be classified as employees and not independent contractors.)

Evans has called for the board of the IEAU to resign. She says APAG will be filing a lawsuit as well.

APAG raised a number of specific concerns about A.B. 2389 on Twitter, including that it would, by only making licensing provisions for those 21 and older, bar sex workers under 21 from the industry. They also expressed concern that the bill could force some performers to submit to licensing inspections at their homes if that's also their primary place of business.

Gonzalez said on Twitter that she had introduced the bill at the behest of the IEAU, and she would not vote for it as written.

A staffer for Garcia's office told Reason that the bill is in its early stages, and contained several drafting errors that would need to be amended. That includes the issue of whether the bill would ban 18-,19-, and 20-year-olds from the industry.

Currently the bill reads: "The initial training shall be a minimum of two hours and shall be required for all adult performers 21 years of age and older. Initial training for adult entertainers and performers shall be a minimum of two hours and 45 minutes."

The two hours and 45 minutes training requirement was supposed to be for 18- to 20-year-olds, but that provision was apparently lost in the drafting of the bill.

The other drafting error is that the bill calls for the creation of a 10-member advisory board, but only lays out composition requirements for nine positions. The bill will be amended to make the advisory board a nine-member body.

In a statement, Garcia said her office is "currently working on amendments that address the concerns raised, and it is my goal that the training required by AB 2389 will result in a certification process similar to that of other industries" like food service.

Whether ironing out those kinks will be enough to satisfy the APAG remains to be seen. The group did not respond to request for comment.

The creation of licensure requirements gives state regulators the authority to police the behavior of participants in what is often a pretty informal industry. Reason recently covered how police in Florida have conducted sting operations on handymen as part of their enforcement of that state's contractor licensing laws.

As Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown has covered extensively, sex workers have plenty of reasons to be apprehensive about the expansion of the regulatory state.

It's true also that regulatory seeds, once planted, tend to grow. It's conceivable that the bill's current two-hour training requirement could be expanded to become more onerous over time.

So far, unlicensed performers have done a pretty good job of staffing up the adult entertainment industry. Given the risks that come with licensure, it would probably be best to let the free market continue to do its work here.

This story has been updated to include a statement from Assemblymember Christina Garcia (D–Bell Gardens). 

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135 responses to “California Bill Would Require Occupational Licenses for Porn Actors, Strippers, Cam Girls

  1. no one needs training for porn its kind of natural and the oldest profession in the world. are we going to require licenses and training to breath as well.

    1. Well, until you marry them.

    2. Dammit Ron, how many times do we have to tell you, DO NOT GIVE THEM IDEAS!

    3. Maybe not to breath, but to breathe will definitely be taxed.

      Haha

      1. The Beatles’ “Taxman” song already covered this, predicted that in the 1960s UK both the air and one’s feet would be taxed…after all, the incremental tax rate, which made Lennon and McCartney both tax exiles for some time, was “One for you…NINETEEN for ME!” (Cause I’m the tax man…yeah yeah the tax man!)

    4. Clearly, they’re all fucked.

      1. I see what u did there

    5. Licensing is economic control for the Establishment.

      Welcome to One Party State Democratic Rule, brought to you by Open Borders and the ruling class overthrow of Prop 187.

      CA will be the infinitely wealthy, state workers *and pensioners*, and the poor.

      The middle income and well to do are going to get the hell out.

      Import Not Californians, Become Not California.

  2. “Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to give unanimous support to the politicians responsible in the next election.”

    1. I know, wtf. Well, maybe non-union folks in the adult businesses will start voting Republican. Pff, just kidding. Californians will never leave their D masters; they’ll just complain about the consequences of voting for them (few job opportunities, higher cost of living, etc.) and then go an reelect the Dems anyway.

      1. “Well, maybe non-union folks in the adult businesses will start voting Republican.”

        Much more likely they’ll just move to Texas.

        1. And take their politics with them.

        2. Or Vegas, which I understand produces a lot of porn too. Considering that it’s already “sin” city, why not?

        3. Vegas should be the next porn capital.

  3. They have tax about every other activity. I’m surprised it took the this long to tax sex. Up next, a ‘per inch’ wind fall tax. ““

    1. That could also be interpreted as a “wealth tax.”

      1. No one should have more than 5 inches.

        1. Not while children in this country go hungry.

          1. Hey, I’m just happy to be in the top 1% finally.

          2. Pedo Jeffy and OG Buttplug want to make sure the children get their protein supplement.

        2. Mike: “5 inches? Not too impressive…”
          Ike: “Well, here in Colorado, we measure thickness, not length…”

    2. Up next, the already successful Vegas porn industry is about to be enhanced and cum of age. Meanwhile, “barely legal” in Cali now means 4 years older, having taken the course, and received the State tramp stamp of approval. I wonder if there will be a license database or if everyone will have to carry a hard card.

      1. actually, you could be on to something there. Just get an official California Tramp Stamp to show that you’re registered. Side bonus, cops now have an incentive to, uh, enforce the law, no need to create a new agency.

    3. ????If you fuck that ho, I’ll tax your dick. ????

      1. Supposed to be musical notes. pshh.

        1. I’ll try to post some ♪ ♫ notes.

          1. Feel free to cut’n’paste.

      2. doesn’t fit the rhyme. how about “tax your meat”?

        1. If you show your cock, I’ll tax your meat.
          If you show your tits, I’ll tax your teat.
          If you need your car, it’s the backseat.
          If you get too old, you’re obsolete.

          Taxman!

          And you’re working for no one but me
          Taxman!

  4. Does the bill establish an agency to police unlicensed operators? A bank of workers, scouring the internet for camgirl footage and uploaded porn, cataloguing the sets and hotel suites used, skylines glimpsed out the windows, and road signs in “taxi” footage for clues that the work was performed in their illustrious state?

    Also, the bill overlooks camera operators — surely, if the goal is to ensure that workers in the porn industry know how to report sex trafficking, we should be requiring training to shoot the porn, too, right?

  5. Lorena Gonzalez is really trying to take the title of “Most Unlikeable Bitch in Cali” from Feinstein, isn’t she?

    1. She’s definitely out to make someone’s life more miserable. The question is it someone specific, or has she simply been into her husband’s browser history and is generally “tired of this shit”?

      1. eh, more likely she tried to be a stripper at one point in college and couldn’t make the cut, now she’s out to punish the whole industry.

    2. Wait, Kamala Harris is still in Cali, right?

  6. complete a state-mandated training course

    Said training will involve proper fellatio and cunnilingus techniques; etiquette for threesomes and orgies; and any other curriculum. The state will film and then market said training films as part of a new porn series entitled ‘Sex in the Classroom’.

    1. I’m fairly certain half the fun is watching amateurs try to figure out how to do stuff on camera. Anyone else or just me?

  7. How can I apply for a position on the review board, to decide if they’re really qualified to strip or do porn?

    1. Sign up for a one month free trial by providing your credit card number, same as everybody else.

    2. They’ve already hired Hunter Biden.

  8. Looks like they need a free state project for smut. Maybe Nevada?

  9. Someone needs to regulate California out of existence.

    1. They’re trying their best.

    2. For a long time I had so much fun with wien girls during last few weeks

  10. And immediately, porn license inspector becomes the most in demand job in America.

    1. someone first needs to write The Bunghole, about the exploited porn stars and the numerous accidents that befall them at work. Strangled by condoms, falling into vats of lube, etc.

      1. there was a legit case in Japan last year of a porn actress who drowned in a bukkake scene. I thought it was some sort of Onion article, but no, 100% true.

        1. I’m going to have to take your word for it, because there is no way I want that in my search history

        2. That must have taken thousands of guys. That’s a lot of jizz.

    2. Those “FBI” t-shirts used to be a joke.

  11. “Whether ironing out those kinks will be enough to satisfy the APAG remains to be seen.”

    heh…heh…they said kinks.

    1. Lola approves of this article.

  12. The bill would also require that they be finger-printed.

    That’s outrageous! Finger prints instead of DNA samples?!

  13. “said APAG President Alana Evans”

    If Alana hates it then I’m for it. That woman could get me to be in favor of genocide.

    Come on Reason. Do a little research. Click around the internet a little bit. Read about the people and organizations you are putting in a positive light.

    These porn unions virtually do nothing and people get paid. Go to the website and see everything they offer. Any performer can do that on their own without shelling out 125 bucks a year. Contract negotiations? I got some negotiating for you. How about you shoot this BJ scene for 200 bucks or I get that girl to do it while you don’t work?

    They don’t want performers to get licenses because it would hinder the sex work, but somehow they expect to get benefits paid by the studios, and act like that won’t hinder anything.

    From their site:
    “We are working to ensure that performers are treated as employees. We will be helping to set up proper pay and benefits structures so that every performer has access to health insurance, disability, social security, and the means to see a financially secure future.”

    So uh, do you like, just provide the girls a link to Healthcare.gov?

    In other words, “Don’t treat us as a business, but give us everything a business has”.

    1. True, but most occupational licensing shouldn’t exist.

    2. “These porn unions virtually do nothing and people get paid. Go to the website and see everything they offer. Any performer can do that on their own without shelling out 125 bucks a year.”

      But if they want to voluntarily join the union and pay $125/yr, that’s up to them.

      “Contract negotiations? I got some negotiating for you. How about you shoot this BJ scene for 200 bucks or I get that girl to do it while you don’t work?

      How is that different than any other business? If the other girl will do the job (whether its a blow job, hand job, or washing my windows) for $100, and in all other respects is just as satisfactory to the task as you, why on earth would I pay you $200 for it?

  14. Adult performers would be required to cover the cost of this training. The bill would also require that they be finger-printed.

    So it looks like the pistol permit will be included?

  15. Dibs on being one of the 10 inspectors/trainers

  16. Next on the Hit Parade:

    You need a LICENSE to write dirty jokes!

    Speaking of which:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Jokes/comments/8hahwj/fucked_up_duck/

    So, there’s this farmer, it’s finally his sons 18th birthday and being rather poor, the farmer doesn’t have much to give his son. He gives him what he can, the day off for him to go into town, and a duck that he can sell for fifty bucks.

    Kid goes on his way into town, first place he goes is the whorehouse. The prostitute won’t let him in because he doesn’t have any money, so he gives her the duck. They go off and have sex, as the kids walking away, the whore comes running back and give the kid his duck back, and asks him to fuck her again as he’s got a big dick and he was the best fuck she’s ever had.

    The kid gleefully takes the duck back and gives the whore a good dicking down again. An hour passes and the kids on his way back home, duck gets away from him and gets hit by a truck. The trucker stops, gets out and apologizes to the kid, kid says “It was my birthday present, the only one I’ve ever had.” so the trucker forks over $50, feeling like an asshole and drives off.

    Another hour passes and the kid gets home, Dad asks him how his day went, kid replies “Not bad, I got a fuck for a duck, a duck for a fuck, and fifty bucks for a fucked up duck.”

    1. Sigh. I thought it was worth reading since you copied someone else’s joke, instead of making your own.

      But no, your sense of humor is just as bad when it comes to other people’s jokes too.

    2. I heard it as 5 year old Johnny, Susie from kindergarten, and a buck / 50 cents. It rhymes better:

      “Got a fuck for a duck, a duck for a fuck, and a half a buck for a fucked up duck.”

      It’s a great shaggy dog duck story.

    3. Ducks are funny. If you like duck jokes one of my favorite Groucho routines.

      Hammer (Groucho) … Now, here is a little peninsula, and, eh,
      here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland.

      Chico: Why a duck?

      Hammer: I’m alright, how are you? I say, here is a little peninsula,
      and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland.

      Chico: Alright, why a duck?

      Hammer: (pause) I’m not playing “Ask Me Another,” I say that’s a viaduct.

      Chico: Alright! Why a duck? Why that…why a duck? Why a no chicken?

      Hammer: Well, I don’t know why a no chicken; I’m a stranger here myself.
      All I know is that it’s a viaduct. You try to cross over there a chicken and you’ll find out why a duck.

      Chico: When I go someplace I just…

      Hammer: (interrupts) It’s…It’s deep water, that’s why a duck. It’s deep water.

      Chico: That’s why a duck…

      Hammer: Look…look, suppose you were out horseback riding and you came to that stream
      and you wanted to ford over…You couldn’t make it, it’s too deep!

      Chico: Well, why do you want with a Ford if you gotta horse?

      Hammer: Well, I’m sorry the matter ever came up.
      All I know is that it’s a viaduct.

      Chico: Now look, alright, I catch ona why a horse, why a chicken, why a this, why a that…
      I no catch ona why a duck.

      Hammer: I was only fooling…I was only fooling.
      They’re gonna build a tunnel there in the morning.
      Now is that clear to you?

      Chico: Yes, everything excepta why a duck.

  17. I’m sure the finished bill will come with an arbitrary limit of 35 submissions per year for freelancers.

    1. Submissions? Emissions!

    1. Why couldn’t they just fool around when mom wasn’t home like normal siblings?

  18. So, members of the Screen Actors Guild get a pass….. I guess it pays to blow …. er… KNOW the right people.

    1. I’m Jeffrey Weinstein and I approve this message.

    2. The Film Actors Guild is a prestigious organization.

  19. I used to think these sorts of things were just about the money – a licensing fee is just “give us some money” and the mandatory classes are just “and give our friends some money, too” and the whole restraint of trade thing is just “and don’t be trying to horn in on the sweet racket our other friends have going” – but this just feels more vindictive than that. Everybody knows this licensing scheme is just a shakedown racket and they don’t really have to try to disguise it any more – look, just tell us how much it’s going to cost us if we want to do business in your gang’s neighborhood and we’ll fork over the protection money. So why do they still pretend that this is for the children or public safety or whatever? Because it’s not just about the money, it’s about the arbitrary exercise of authority. We’re not only going to charge you for the privilege of doing business, we’re going to make you jump through hoops and crawl through minefields to get the money to us. We’re not just going to fuck you up the ass, we’re going to make you get down in the mud and squeal like a pig and beg for the ass-fucking. These people aren’t just thieves, they’re sadists.

    1. Agreed, butt…

      WHO gave ye a LICENSE to write that?!?!

      (Californicator Government Almighty seyz: Hey porn stars: Nice tits and twats and dicks y’all got goin’ there! Be a damned shame if somethin’ “happened” to them!)

    2. A lot of it is just protectionism driven by people in the business. It says the bill was introduced by a Union.

      This is a big business and of course the government can’t wait to get involved. Can’t have just the market and people working things out for themselves.

    3. “it’s about the arbitrary exercise of authority.”

      When the State views people as acting by PERMISSION which it either grants or denies, rather than people acting by RIGHT, then *all* the State does is exercise exercise arbitrary authority.

  20. I mean, who wants to watch porn performed by an un-licensed actress?

    1. “This porn star’s twat isn’t just tight; it’s ALSO tightly regulated and approved by Your Moral Superiors and the Californifator’s Californication Regulation and Chastitty-bation Station”…

      Well yeah… Admittedly, that’s not the kind of thing that gets a rise out of very many people… It’s kinda like getting your grandma to give you instructions on how to whack your pee-pee most safely, considerately, discretely, and yet effectively… Butt we ARE talking about Californicators here, right?!?! Except for interstate and intertwat commerce originating from “shows” produced within California, and all that complexity makes my head spin… Prepare for some gray-green split-pea soup, from my spinning head!

      1. “It’s kinda like getting your grandma to give you instructions on how to whack your pee-pee”

        Dude you are really fucked up. I sure hope you’re not allowed near children.

        1. You got some sort of hang-up about grandmothers? Next time you’re watching some cheesy ’70’s porn, take a moment to consider that some of those young ladies are now collecting Social Security and some of them are somebody’s grandmother. And it’s not like you were around when your grandmother was young and neither were your parents – how do you really know what your grandmother was doing back in the day? Just as you are proof that your parents had sex at least once, your parents are proof your grandparents had sex at least once. You really think it was just the one time and they didn’t enjoy it? Maybe ask some of the old-timers around, maybe your grandmother was well known to really like the D.

          And if that’s not enough to give you something to think about, consider that Michelle Obama wrote a book called “Becoming” that everybody thinks was her autobiography but it is actually an African-American sex manual. Yes, it’s fully illustrated, and yes, you know who the featured models are.

          1. “And if that’s not enough to give you something to think about, consider that Michelle Obama wrote a book called “Becoming” that everybody thinks was her autobiography but it is actually an African-American sex manual. Yes, it’s fully illustrated, and yes, you know who the featured models are.”

            Too good.

          2. Sorry you missed my point.

          3. Funny.

            Now that my wife and I are grandparents… I don’t think the kiddos want to hear about it.

            The next gen always wants to think they invented sex.

        2. https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-self/2020/02/narcissist-inferior/

          7 Ways Narcissists Make You Feel Inferior

          You’re trying VERY hard at these games, I see… But it’s not working! Not on me, it ain’t! Here’s how to “up your game”!

          1. I’m not a narcissist, but I understand why you feel inferior.

            1. A damned good definition of a narcissist is one who thinks that the more dignity and self-respect that they can steal from others, the more of the same that they have for themselves! It’s a zero-sum game! Ethically, spiritually advanced people follow the exact opposite mode (except when they meet assholes, and then they will sometimes help make sure that “what comes around, goes around). If I spread MORE dignity to the others (who aren’t already too full of themselves), then I, too, have more dignity!

              Simpler put for the simpletons: A narcissist gets off on putting others down. They see some trivial little thing that they don’t like, and they INSIST on letting EVERYONE know that the originator of the thing that the narcissist doesn’t like, is a sub-human piece of shit! “I don’t like Aunt Mildred’s new hairdo… Aunt Mildred is a sub-human piece of shit! And it is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD that everyone knows my opinion! The more that I can put others down, the better I obviously am!”

              This ***IS YOU***, R-Mac! And the sooner that you can see it, the sooner that you can work on it!

              1. You being a raving lunatic, and me pointing it out, doesn’t make me a narcissist. Sorry.

                1. More from same source…

                  Blaming and Projecting
                  Narcissists are known for never taking responsibility for anything that they are doing wrong, and denying any wrongdoings or negative character traits. They always blame others for everything, even if it’s clearly their own fault. One reason for that is to shift responsibility from all the horrible things that they are doing. “If I blame others for it then nobody can blame me!”

                  Furthermore, narcissists are experts at projection. They tirelessly accuse others of the things that they are doing, and attribute to others the negative traits that they exhibit. They use these common tactics to stay on the offensive, to put others on unstable ground, and to keep making others feel horrible. This is all to make themselves feel better.

                  1. Poor squirrel. Calls someone a narcissist, who never called him a narcissist, then brings up projection.

                    Oops.

                2. Yeah, most of us just hate him for being such an annoying shitposter.

            2. From the link I sent you:

              “Acting Entitled
              One core narcissistic tendency is entitlement. A narcissist feels and believes that they are better, more important than others, or otherwise unique; therefore they feel entitled to special treatment. So when they feel the need to regulate their shaky self-esteem, they tend to act entitled to make others feel worse.”

              End quote.

              Look in the mirror, R-Mac. Endless trolling, almost as bad as that from Tulpa. Does it REALLY make you feel better? You are NOT hurting my self-esteem in the TINIEST bit, when you feel that you MUST inform ALL of the readers that you don’t like my jokes, or jokes, even, that I repeat from elsewhere! JOKES!?!?! YOU are the supreme arbiter of “good taste” in jokes?!?!? WHERE does your arrogant narcissism come from, what good is it doing for you, and if it brings you no long-lasting happiness… And I KNOW that it does NOT… Then WHY don’t you work on giving it up?

  21. Who gets license number 69?

  22. I hate the stock photo illustrations everyone uses to illustrate internet “content”. I’m sure Reason could have “licensed” any number or real images of cam whores for free.

  23. If the bill passes, they will need to hire people to do the cam girls’ training. Does anyone know what the qualifications are to be a trainer? Asking for a friend.

    1. You gotta know a guy who’s willing to pass a shitty law. By now I’m sure all those spots are already spoken for.

  24. Damn. The unions really ARE running California.

  25. How much porn is even made in California nowadays? This isn’t the 1980s…I suppose they will use the law to come down hard on the average Joe who posted a sex vid of his wife or GF no matter where they did it, so long as one of them lives it works in CA

  26. California the nanny state the is little Mikes dream world.

    1. I think it’s a little more than that.

      I get the feeling the corrupted class (inhabited by cretins like Gonzalez) are messing with people on the fringes and periphery. Once done there, the general population (asleep or indifferent because it doesn’t effect them) will see more of their lives regulated to a standstill and then they’ll care. Maybe.

      Californians have to be the stupidest people in North American to consistently vote for one party rule. Even here in ‘socialist’ Quebec we vote in THREE parties in understanding that if you keep with ONE tyranny sets in and that’s it’s just dumb to believe other parties are so bad that you stick with one – that’s an ever worse calculation.

      California is full blown tyranny judging by these stories over the years and in particularly the two bills passed by this idiot.

      1. Re-worked: “Californians have to be the stupidest people in North American to consistently vote for one party rule. Even here in ‘socialist’ Quebec we vote in THREE parties WITH THE understanding that if you keep with just ONE (a-la DNC in CA), tyranny sets in. In addition, it’s just dumb to believe other parties are so bad that you stick with one – that’s an ever worse calculation.”

        Just saw it. How many years have we been asking for an edit button?

  27. awwww !!!!
    Is it real?????

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  29. How does a sex cam worker get an occupational injury? Fall off the bed? Also aren’t most sex cam workers independent contractors, so do they sue themselves? You can’t fix stupid.

    1. Are they limited to 30 videos / site / year?

  30. Holy shit, Gonzalez AGAIN?!

    She’s literally out to ruin people.

    What. A. CUNT.

    1. Was not surprised at all to see that she was behind it. Even less surprised to see that she just brought it up as a favor to the unions. At least she didn’t insult the people working in the industry and tell them their jobs are shitty.

    2. She’s so awful. And now she wants to be Secretary of State ????‍♀️

  31. And what of her stupid law about freelancers? There you go. Exemptions for journalists….but everyone else fuck you. It’s mind boggling how evil this fucken cunt is:

    https://www.foliomag.com/california-gig-economy-bill-expand-exemptions-freelance-journalists/

    1. I guess journalists will continue to vote Democrat now, eh? PHEW!

      Missed a close one there!

    2. Yeah, half of me thinks that they just want everybody to have to run to government for permission to work. The amount of exemptions are huge, and therefore so is the opportunity to shake down those industries. “Sure would be a shame if you lost your exemption, wouldn’t it????”

  32. Should I ask for a copy of their license before I slip a bill into the garter to not risk being charge with doing business with unlicensed performers. Where would they display their license. 😉

  33. Guess all those self-deluded “third wave feminist” porn actresses get what they votes for.

  34. If you asked most of these ‘victims’ who they support for president, what do you think they’d say? Probably supported a lot of the politicians who push these laws. Who is John Galt?

  35. “Adult performers would be required to cover the cost of this training.”

    So under-age performers will be given this training for free, or what?

  36. It’s like passing laws for the sake of passing laws. Soon the California legislature will have an inspector to ensure nothing is left unregulated. Monty Python lives on.

    1. Years ago, the characters played by Martin Mull and Fred Williard on Fernwood 2Night joked about this. One of the punchlines was about having to post a learners’ permit over the bed. California, however, should be used to being its own punchline, by now.

  37. People misunderstand the bill. They just want to ensure that all those plumbers, nurses, and real estate agents have their proper occupational licenses.

  38. “before being ALLOWED to ply their trade”

    And *there* is the source of this EVIL: the State’s belief that individuals do NOT act by RIGHT, but only by PERMISSION of the State. In other words, the Statist belief that the individual is the PROPERTY of the State, which may dispose of his life and effort as IT sees fit.

    1. Based on the recent voting patterns in California –
      “So let it be written, so let it be done.”

  39. Just wondering who gets to administer the practical portion of the licensing test.
    Asking for a friend.

  40. Where do I sign up for the porn star training?

    1. If you want to provide training, I think, in the business, they’re called “Johns.” Simply ask a local prostitute on how to become one.

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    What’s next, I helped a friend move by putting boxes in the bed of my truck, will I now need a CDL because he bought beer and pizza?

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  56. This is just the first step in requiring a “license” to be seen on any video source, or to comment on any article. In the future, getting an “internet” license will be like getting a driver’s license. You will have to agree to certain terms and conditions. Such as not posting any comment which would upset other people. Your internet license could get suspended, or revoked.

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