Bill Status of HB0476 95th General Assembly
Short Description: SAFE COSMETICS ACT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safe Cosmetics Act. Provides that beginning January 1, 2008, the manufacturer of any cosmetic product subject to regulation by the federal Food and Drug Administration that is sold in this State shall provide the Department of Public Health with a complete and accurate list of its cosmetic products that, as of the date of submission, are sold in the State and that contain any ingredient that is a chemical identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. Provides that the Department may conduct investigations of cosmetic products that contain chemicals identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity or other ingredients of concern in order to determine potential health effects of exposure to such ingredients and may refer its findings to the Attorney General and the federal Food and Drug Administration for possible enforcement action pursuant to the Act and the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain information submitted to the Department pursuant to the Safe Cosmetics Act concerning cosmetic ingredients considered to be a trade secret. Effective immediately.