HB 2250 - Kory - Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. (Rereferred from Commerce and Labor to Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources 14-Y 0-N)

  • Prohibits a cosmetics manufacturer, as 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.

 

SB 1379 - Boysko - Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. (Reported from House Labor and Commerce Committee 14-Y 7-N)

  • 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.