California Fragrance Disclosure Bill Has Clearer Path To Governor With Industry Opposition Removed
Major industry advocates have dropped their formal objections to an amended California bill that would require use of questionable fragrance components in cosmetics to be reported to the state’s health department. The proposed legislation is moving rapidly through the California Assembly after passing the Senate in late May.
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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.
The trade association opposes the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act, which advanced out of California’s Senate Health Committee April 10, but the group’s position could change if key amendments are made to the bill. Fragrance Creators’ flexibility reflects political realities in California that could make it very difficult to defeat or delay the legislation.