California Fragrance Disclosure Bill Headed For Assembly Vote With Time Running Out
The proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act faces no opposition in its current form, but must pass California’s Assembly and get the Senate’s concurrence before 1 September.
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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.