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AB-1575 Professional cosmetics: labeling requirements.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) According to the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, there are over 129,000 licensed manicurists, and almost 53,000 licensed salon businesses, many of which provide manicure services. There are over 312,000 licensed cosmetologists who are licensed to provide nail and hair services.
(b) Most cosmetologists and manicurists are of reproductive age and, therefore, are particularly vulnerable to chemical exposures.
(c) It is estimated that as many as 59 to 80 percent of manicurists in California are Vietnamese immigrants, many with limited English skills.
(d) Existing federal law does not regulate professional cosmetics in the same manner as cosmetics sold to consumers. Information on the ingredients in professional salon products is essential to ensuring that workers and owners can make safer product choices and take steps to protect themselves and their customers against harmful exposures.

SEC. 2.

 Section 110371 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

110371.
 (a) A professional cosmetic manufactured on or after July 1, 2019, for sale in this state shall have a label affixed on the container that satisfies all of the labeling requirements required for any other cosmetic pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. 301, et seq.), and the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 1451, et seq.).
(b) The following definitions shall apply to this section:
(1) “Ingredient” has the same meaning as in Section 111791.5.
(2) “Professional” means a person that has been granted a license by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to practice in the field of cosmetology, nail care, barbering, or esthetics.
(3) “Professional cosmetic” means a cosmetic product as it is defined in Section 109900 that is intended or marketed to be used only by a professional on account of a specific ingredient, increased concentration of an ingredient, or other quality that requires safe handling, or is otherwise used by a professional.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.