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California Senate advances ‘Safer California Plan’

Other bills that are part of the Safer California Plan include Senate Bill 1144 — written by state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat. It affects online marketplaces, where Skinner said many stolen goods are sold.

Existing law requires people who use those marketplaces to provide information like business licenses and tax identification. However, current law falls short, if money is exchanged outside of that marketplace.

Skinner’s bill expands an online marketplace’s duty to collect certain information from high-volume, third-party sellers — someone who sells at least $5,000 worth of product over a minimum of 2,000 transactions in a year.


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