Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. (SB1379)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. Prohibits the testing of cosmetics on animals in the Commonwealth, effective July 1, 2021. The bill also prohibits the sale by any cosmetics manufacturer, defined in the bill, 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 »

Status

01/18/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102855D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals

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