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S. 1424 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1424

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2015

(for herself, Mr. Portman, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Kirk, and Mr. Peters) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.

2.

Prohibition against sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads

(a)

In general

Section 601 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 361) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(f)

If it contains synthetic plastic microbeads.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2018.