In a move that could reshape the role the government plays in ensuring health and safety in the multi-billion dollar pornography industry, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to tentatively approve a proposal that would require porn actors to wear condoms during filming.

The ordinance requires a second vote next week for final approval.

"This long struggle to move us to a place of making Los Angeles a safe place to make adult films has taken a huge leap forward today," said Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President.

The AHF was hoping to get the issue on the June ballot, but now that may not be necessary.

Under the ordinance, porn producers would have to provide and require the use of condoms on set in order to obtain permits to film in Los Angeles.

"Government regulation of filmmaking would likely undermine existing health and safety efforts and industry standards that are effective as well as take the government into dangerous new territory," said Diane Duke, executive director of The Free Speech Coalition, the porn industry's trade association.

If yesterday’s vote is upheld, a group comprised of law enforcement, state occupational safety regulators, the AHF and other stakeholders would be formed to determine how to enforce the new rules.