But Councilwoman Margaret Chin says nothing done so far has worked to curb the selling of fakes. Chin is the sponsor of the bill.
New York Considers Crackdown on Counterfeit Luxury Goods
New York City lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to buy a fake Rolex watch or Prada handbag from a street vendor.
A City Council hearing has started on the legislation. If it passes, buyers of counterfeit goods could be jailed for up to one year or fined $1,000.