A08636 Summary:

Add 399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Prohibits the sale of cosmetics tested on animals; punishable by fine of not more than five hundred dollars for the first violation and not more than one thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.
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A08636 Actions:

12/23/2015referred to economic development
01/06/2016referred to economic development
01/27/2016amend and recommit to economic development
01/27/2016print number 8636a
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A08636 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    December 23, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Economic Development -- recommitted to the  Committee  on
          Economic  Development  in  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
          sale of cosmetics tested on animals
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-aaaa to read as follows:
     3    § 399-aaaa. Selling of animal tested cosmetics. 1. For the purposes of
     4  this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (a) "Cosmetic" shall mean (1) articles intended to be rubbed,  poured,
     6  sprinkled,  or  sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the
     7  human body or any part thereof  for  cleansing,  beautifying,  promoting
     8  attractiveness, or altering the appearance, including but not limited to
     9  personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo or conditioner, and
    10  (2) articles intended for use as a component of any such articles.
    11    (b)  "Cosmetic  animal  testing"  shall  mean the internal or external
    12  application or exposure of any cosmetic to the skin, eyes, or other body
    13  part of a live non-human vertebrate for the purpose  of  evaluating  the
    14  safety or efficacy of a cosmetic.
    15    2.  It  shall  be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corpo-
    16  ration to knowingly import for profit, sell at retail or offer for  sale
    17  at  retail,  any  cosmetic if the final product or any component thereof
    18  was developed or manufactured using cosmetic animal testing  after  this
    19  section shall have become a law.
    20    3.  A  violation  of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not
    21  more than five hundred dollars for the first violation and not more than
    22  one thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.  This section  shall
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  only  apply  to cosmetic ingredients that were developed or manufactured
     2  predominately for cosmetics.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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