ICMAD Attorney: ‘Bad’ Cosmetics Bill Won’t Get Through Senate, But Next Session Is Less Certain
According to Locke Lord attorney Sharon Blinkoff, general counsel at ICMAD, Senate Health Committee Chair Lamar Alexander is inclined to block cosmetics reform legislation that lacks express industry support. She noted, however, that the Republican senator for Tennessee is retiring at the end of this term.
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Ken Marenus managed research programs at Mary Kay before serving 32 years at the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. “Ken brings an unbeatable combination of extensive knowledge and a passion to encourage grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship across the beauty industry,” says ICMAD Chairman Sanjiv Mehra.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Consumer Right to Know Act, New York’s answer to Prop 65 in California, was scuttled by legislators in their budget bill signed into law April 12. However, related talks are ongoing in the state’s legislature, where the Safe Cosmetics Act is on the table again this session.
The bill, which would deal a serious blow to industry’s preservatives palette and prohibit any trace of lead in cosmetics, failed to advance out of committee April 9, roughly one week after the Personal Care Products Council and other industry reps descended on Sacramento to lobby against the measure.