The parent of Rising Star Casino Resort in Ohio County has announced plans to lay off nearly 420 employees.
Imitations of the name brands included MLB, NFL, NCAA, Ray Ban, Under Armor, Michael Kors, Gucci and Monster, said excise police.
Supporters believe they would help lift sinking casino profits and the tax revenues that come from those profits.
Owners of the French Lick casino say that the bill will hurt their business.
Committee voted 10-2 to pass the bill. It now heads to the House Ways and Means committee.