H.R. 1385: Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky
Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
59 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics, and for other purposes.

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/21/2013--Introduced.
Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of cosmetics by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Requires any brand owner engaged in bringing a cosmetic to market for use in the United States to register annually and pay a fee for oversight and enforcement of this Act.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish labeling requirements, (2) establish a safety standard that provides a reasonable certainty of no harm from exposure to a cosmetic or an ingredient in a cosmetic and that protects the public from any known or anticipated adverse health effects associated with the cosmetic or ingredient, and (3) issue guidance prescribing good manufacturing practices for cosmetics and ingredients.
Requires brand owners to submit to the Secretary safety data for the ingredients listed on the cosmetic label and the cosmetic itself, which shall be published in a database.
Requires the Secretary to review and evaluate the safety of cosmetics and ingredients of cosmetics that are marketed in interstate commerce, including nanotechnology and contaminants of concern linked to severe acute reactions or long-term adverse health effects.
Requires the Secretary, based on an initial review and evaluation, to establish three lists for ingredients: (1) a prohibited and restricted list, (2) a safe without limits list, and (3) a priority assessment list.
Authorizes the Secretary to order a recall or cease of distribution for a cosmetic that is adulterated, misbranded, or otherwise in violation of the FFDCA.
Requires reporting of any serious adverse event associated with cosmetics.
Requires the Secretary to take action to minimize the use of animal testing of ingredients and cosmetics.
Establishes an Interagency Council on Cosmetic Safety.
Requires the Secretary of Labor to promulgate an occupational safety and health standard relating to cosmetics for professional use.

House Republican Conference Summary

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