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AB-237 Cosmetics: safety.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 10, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 237


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Galgiani

February 03, 2011


An act to add Section 111821 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to cosmetics.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 237, as amended, Galgiani. Cosmetics: misbranding. safety.
The existing Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law regulates the packaging, labeling, and advertising of food, drugs, and cosmetics. The law prohibits a person from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, offering for sale, or receiving in commerce any cosmetic that is adulterated, and prohibits a person from adulterating any cosmetic. Existing law permits any person who manufactures a cosmetic in this state to register with the State Department of Public Health.
This bill would authorize the department, within existing resources, to require any manufacturer of cosmetics that are sold in the state that does not currently comply with specified parts of the federal Food and Drug Administration Voluntary Cosmetic Reporting Registration Program to provide to the department with information of the same kind disclosed under through that program. It would require the department to post specified notifications by the FDA on the department’s Internet Web site.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 111821 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
111821.

The State Department of Public Health may, within existing resources, require any manufacturer of cosmetic products

111821.
 On a schedule established by the State Department of Public Health, a manufacturer of cosmetic products that are sold in this state that does not currently comply with the applicable parts of the federal Food and Drug Administration Voluntary Cosmetic Reporting Registration Program, set forth in Parts 710 and 720 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to provide to shall provide the department information of the same kind disclosed through the federal Food and Drug Administration Voluntary Cosmetic Reporting Program. with information disclosed through the federal program. The department shall post on its Internet Web site notifications by the federal Food and Drug Administration that identify unsafe ingredients that should be removed from the cosmetic products subject to this section. The department shall implement this section only with existing resources.