|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to consumer protection|
|Mar 05, 2019||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S4250
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4250 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4250 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4250 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ PURPOSE: This bill prohibits the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-aaaa. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Over the last 20 years, consumers of all ages have demanded that cosmet- ic companies stop using animals to test cosmetic products. In addition, many consumers seek to purchase products that bear the label "not tested on animals." Many cosmetic companies in the United States and abroad
S4250 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4250 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 5, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the sale of cosmetics tested on animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-aaaa to read as follows: § 399-AAAA. SELLING OF ANIMAL TESTED COSMETICS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COSMETIC" SHALL MEAN (1) ARTICLES INTENDED TO BE RUBBED, POURED, SPRINKLED, OR SPRAYED ON, INTRODUCED INTO, OR OTHERWISE APPLIED TO THE HUMAN BODY OR ANY PART THEREOF FOR CLEANSING, BEAUTIFYING, PROMOTING ATTRACTIVENESS, OR ALTERING THE APPEARANCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS SUCH AS DEODORANT, SHAMPOO OR CONDITIONER, AND (2) ARTICLES INTENDED FOR USE AS A COMPONENT OF ANY SUCH ARTICLES. (B) "COSMETIC ANIMAL TESTING" SHALL MEAN THE INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL APPLICATION OR EXPOSURE OF ANY COSMETIC TO THE SKIN, EYES, OR OTHER BODY PART OF A LIVE NON-HUMAN VERTEBRATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING THE SAFETY OR EFFICACY OF A COSMETIC. 2. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION OR AGENT OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF TO MANUFACTURE, KNOWINGLY IMPORT FOR PROFIT, SELL AT RETAIL OR OFFER FOR SALE AT RETAIL, ANY COSMETIC IF THE FINAL PRODUCT OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF WAS DEVELOPED OR MANUFACTURED USING COSMETIC ANIMAL TESTING AFTER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE BECOME A LAW. 3. WHENEVER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL BELIEVE FROM EVIDENCE SATISFAC- TORY TO HIM OR HER THAT ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION OR AGENT OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, HE OR SHE MAY BRING AN ACTION OR SPECIAL PROCEEDING IN THE SUPREME COURT FOR A JUDGMENT ENJOINING THE CONTINUANCE OF SUCH VIOLATION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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