Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fake and Stolen Items for the Needy

On Tuesday the Senate advanced a proposal that would allow seized counterfeit goods to be distributed to the needy. The proposal (SB 3660), from Republican Sen. Joe Griffo, moved through Senate Codes and has been referred to the floor.
Griffo's bill would make sure confiscated items were safe and marked as imitations before being handed out to people living in poverty. Under current law, the items need to be destroyed.
During its committee meeting today, Codes Committee Chairman Saland said that it will be up to Police Departments to decide what items can be distributed. He added, when questioned by Sen. Perkins, that these items wouldn't be worth reselling and announced that the Retail Council supported the proposal's language.

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