VA HB2250 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-18 - Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
Pending: House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1 Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties. Prohibits a cosmetics manufacturer, defined in the bill, from testing cosmetics on animals in the Commonwealth, effective July 1, 2021. The bill also prohibits the sale in the Commonwealth, effective January 1, 2022, of any cosmetic that was developed or manufactured using animal testing on or after July 1, 2021, with certain exceptions. Attorneys for the Commonwealth may investigate alleged violations and information about testing provided to them is protected as a trade secret. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 and an additional $1,000 for each day the violation continues. The bill preempts any local regulation on cosmetic animal testing.

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Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties.



2021-01-18HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
2021-01-13HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2021-01-13HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102842D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
591571(n/a)See Bill Text
591575(n/a)See Bill Text

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