Controversial new regulations, which would require California porn stars to wear safety goggles during shoots, are close to being finalized, Pink Star News reports.

It's been five year since the regulations were first proposed but if approved, the measures would aim to protect porn actors in California from contracting sexually transmitted diseases and would require them to wear protective eyewear during filming.

The proposed regulations also include requirements for producers who will have to pay for medical tests and hepatitis B vaccines for actors.

CEO of the Free Speech coalition, Diane Duke, said the regulations won't work in California's adult film industry.

"These are regulations designed for medical settings, and are unworkable on an adult film set -- or even a Hollywood film set," she told the LA Daily News.

As Gay Star News reports, the new regulations is a 21-page draft, which also requires porn actors to wear condoms in all sex scenes.

Pink Star News reports those in the porn industry have complained about the proposed regulations, saying it would hurt business -- that is unless you happen to have a goggle fetish.

Other people said that porn producers will leave California for states with less strict measures in place.

Michael Weinstein, executive director of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, wrote a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and said porn producers could bypass laws requiring actors to wear condoms.

"Getting to this point is a necessary part of the process, and we're pleased that this has been completed," wrote Weinstein. "The process is designed to give everybody a say. I think it was conducted fairly."

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