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S. 2886: Humane Cosmetics Act of 2019

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About the bill

Should beauty and personal care products be tested on animals during research and development?


The cosmetics industry has often tested their products — including everything from eyeliner to foundation — on animals. The practice became commonplace after the current safety standards were set in 1938. The most common animals include mice, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs.

However, several countries (and one U.S. state) have begun to shift in the opposite direction. The U.K. banned animal testing for cosmetics in 1998, the European Union in 2004, Israel in 2007, India in 2014, and California in 2018 (to take effect in 2020).

What the legislation does

The Humane Cosmetics Act would ban both animal testing for the industry’s products and the sale of any such animal-tested products. The legislation would ...

Sponsor and status

Martha McSally

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Nov 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Nov 18, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 18, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 18, 2019

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S. 2886 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2886. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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