Calif. Panel OKs Bill For New Unit Targeting Counterfeiters

Law360, San Diego (May 24, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel on Thursday approved a bill aiming to fight piracy by setting up an information gathering unit to help track down counterfeiters and others who are draining the state of an estimated $8 billion in tax revenues a year.

The state Senate Appropriations Committee voted 7-0 to pass S.B. 1185, proposed by Sen. Curren Price Jr., D-Los Angeles, which would establish a centralized intelligence partnership – a central location for nine state agencies to exchange information to assist them with investigating and prosecuting...
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