California Safe Cosmetics Funding Push Fails At Eleventh Hour
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Industry no doubt is less disappointed by the state’s 2018-2019 budget, approved by lawmakers June 14, than the NGOs that pushed for additional resources to strengthen California’s Safe Cosmetics Program. The funding proposal was approved by Senate and Assembly committees but ultimately got the ax.
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On 20 August, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amended version of the proposed Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, which passed the Assembly in June. Changes to the bill would alleviate burdens on California’s Department of Public Health and reduce penalties for violators.
Funding issues appear to have factored in the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act’s failure to cross the finish line in the first act of the California legislature’s 2019-2020 session. Far from popular with industry stakeholders, SB 574 nevertheless could represent a lesser-of-evils compromise of strategic importance, with further activity expected on the bill in 2020.
The Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 has cleared key Senate committees, including Appropriations, and is now up for a third read on the Senate floor.