Clothes made with animal fur may soon be required to have special labeling in order to be sold in California.
The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill mandating that all garments containing fur be labeled with the type of animal and the country of origin. The 22-11 vote sends AB1656 to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.
Under current law, only garments that contain more than $150 worth of animal fur have to be labeled as containing real fur.
If AB1656 is signed into law, California would become the sixth state to impose the labeling requirement.
Supporters of the bill say consumers have a right to know what they are buying. Critics say the labels would burden retailers.