Senate Bill S4265

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for the regulation of ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S4265 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6969
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 11 §§37-1101 - 37-1109, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S4265, A6969

2023-S4265 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the regulation of ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics to include restricted substances which shall be provided on lists identified by the commissioner.

2023-S4265 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4265 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4265
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 7, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  WEBB, RIVERA, SALAZAR, BRESLIN, BRISPORT, CLEARE,
   GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, SANDERS, SERRANO --  read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   regulation of ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "safe personal care and cosmetics act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent.  Thousands of chemicals are used
 in  cosmetics  and  personal  care products. Some of these chemicals are
 associated with asthma, allergies, hormone disruption,  neurodevelopmen-
 tal  problems,  infertility,  even cancer. Exposure to personal care and
 cosmetic products typically begins in infancy,  with  products  such  as
 baby  shampoo,  lotion, and diaper cream, and continues throughout their
 lifespan.  According to the Environmental Working  Group,  "on  average,
 women  use  12  personal care products a day, exposing themselves to 168
 chemical ingredients. Men use six,  exposing  themselves  to  85  unique
 chemicals."
   Further,  The  National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted an eight-
 year study of over  46,000  women  who  used  permanent  hair  dyes  and
 straighteners.  They  found  that women of color who regularly used dyes
 and straighteners had a 45 percent  higher  breast  cancer  risk.  White
 women faced a 7 percent higher breast cancer risk.
   European  Union  countries  prohibit  (with few exceptions) substances
 classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic,  or  toxic  for  reproduction  in
 cosmetic  products. The Canadian government regularly updates a Cosmetic
 Ingredient Hotlist that includes hundreds of chemicals and  contaminants
 prohibited  and restricted from cosmetics, such as formaldehyde, triclo-
 san, and more. Furthermore, over 40 countries including Japan, Cambodia,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07027-03-3
              

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