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AB-647 Hazardous materials: cosmetics: safety documents.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 05/09/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 09, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 647


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra

February 15, 2019


An act to add Section 6390.2 to the Labor Code, relating to hazardous materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 647, as amended, Kalra. Hazardous materials: cosmetics: safety documents.
Existing law, the Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act, prescribes the rights and duties of employers who use hazardous substances, people who sell a hazardous substance to employers in California, and manufacturers who produce or sell hazardous substances. Existing law requires the Director of Industrial Relations to establish a list of hazardous substances and make the list available to manufacturers, employers, and the public. Existing law requires the manufacturer of a hazardous substance on that list to prepare and provide its direct purchasers of the hazardous substance a material safety data sheet, referred to as an MSDS, containing specified information that is current, accurate, and complete.
This bill would require the manufacturer of a hazardous substance or mixture of substances that constitute a cosmetic, or are used to disinfect, as defined, that is required to create an MSDS, to post the MSDS to an internet website at which the public may find it and access it by its brand name or other commonly known name. In the case of separate MSDSs based on color or tint, as specified, the bill would require a manufacturer to post each MSDS. The bill would require the manufacturer shall to translate the MSDS into languages determined by the director to be common for the beauty care industry, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean, and other languages that the director may determine are common to the beauty care industry, and to make these translations also publicly available on the website.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 6390.2 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

6390.2.
 The manufacturer of a hazardous substance or mixture of substances that constitute a cosmetic, as defined in Section 109900 of the Health and Safety Code, or any substance or mixture of substances used to disinfect, as defined in Section 977 of Article 12 of Division 9 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, that is required to create an MSDS under this article shall post the MSDS to an internet website at which the public may find it and access it by its brand name or other commonly known name. In the case of separate MSDSs based on color or tint as in nail polishes, hair dye, or other cosmetic, the manufacturer shall post each MSDS. The manufacturer shall translate the MSDS into languages determined by Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean, and other languages that the director may determine to be common for the beauty care industry, including, but not limited to, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean, and these industry. These translations shall also be publicly available on the manufacturer’s internet website.