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Byline: Marcy Medina
Calif. Firms Seek Use of Alligator, Croc Skins
Accessories makers are rallying to support legislation that would allow alligator and crocodile skins to be sold in California next year.
The state Senate will hold a hearing today in Sacramento on a bill that seeks to permanently amend the state penal code, which will outlaw the sale of these skins as of Jan. 1.
The new bill, written by Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, is supported by the Accessories Council, California Retailers Association, California Small Business Association and companies such as Chado Ralph Rucci One Couture Inc., Roje Leather, Dualoy Leather and Geneva Watch …