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A00496 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L (MS)
COSPNSRBarrett, Gottfried, Epstein, Weprin
Add 399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Prohibits the manufacture or sale of cosmetics tested on animals; punishable by a 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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A00496 Actions:

01/09/2019referred to economic development
01/08/2020referred to economic development
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A00496 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
          --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Economic Development
        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, corporation
    16  or association or agent or employee thereof  to  manufacture,  knowingly
    17  import  for  profit,  sell  at  retail  or offer for sale at retail, any
    18  cosmetic if the final product or any component thereof was developed  or
    19  manufactured using cosmetic animal testing after this section shall have
    20  become a law.
    21    3. Whenever the attorney general shall believe from evidence satisfac-
    22  tory  to  him  or her that any person, firm, partnership, corporation or
    23  association or agent or employee thereof has violated any  provision  of
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  this section, he or she may bring an action or special proceeding in the
     2  supreme court for a judgment enjoining the continuance of such violation
     3  and  for  a  civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for the
     4  first  violation  and not more than one thousand dollars for each subse-
     5  quent violation.  This section shall only apply to cosmetic  ingredients
     6  that were developed or manufactured predominately for cosmetics.
     7    §  2.  This act shall take effect on the three hundred sixty-fifth day
     8  after it shall have become a law.
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