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Davis Keeps Signing Bills

Governor Davis, the target of the October seventh recall, is keeping to his busy schedule of signing bills and hosting town hall meetings. Meanwhile, the Davis campaign is continuing to bring out high-profile Democrats to campaign against the recall – former Texas Governor Ann Richards is appearing with Davis tomorrow in Los Angeles.

Davis says he will soon sign into law several entertainment industry-friendly bills.

They are aimed at curtailing the illegal copying of film and music and reforming labor laws on child actors.

One bill is meant to help crack down on digital music piracy by adding one representative each from the RIAA and the Consumers Union to a committee that advises a state task force on high technology theft. Another measure would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison, to use a video recorder to make an unauthorized copy of a film playing in a movie theater.

Davis pitched the bills as a way to keep entertainment jobs in California. A spokewoman says Davis is expected to sign the bills sometime in the next couple of days.