Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. (HB2250)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. Prohibits a cosmetics manufacturer, defined in the bill, from testing cosmetics on animals in the Commonwealth, effective July 1, 2021. The bill also prohibits the sale in the Commonwealth, effective January 1, 2022, of any cosmetic that was developed or manufactured using animal testing on or after July 1, 2021, with certain exceptions. Attorneys for the Commonwealth may investigate alleged violations and information about testing provided to them is protected as a trade secret. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 and an additional $1,000 for each day the violation continues. The bill preempts any local regulation on cosmetic animal testing. Read the Bill »


01/18/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Labor and Commerce Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102842D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2250)

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