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SB 241 - Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State - Illinois Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State

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Title: Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits animal tested products from being sold in the state.

Highlights:

  •  Prohibits a manufacturer to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale in the state, any cosmetic that was developed or manufactured using an animal test that was conducted by the manufacturer or any supplier of the manufacturer (Sec. 5).
  • Defines “animal test” as the internal or external application of a cosmetic, either in its final form or any ingredient thereof, to the skin, eyes, or other body parts of a live, non-human vertebrate (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that the above prohibition does not apply to the following (Sec. 5):

    • An animal test of any cosmetic that is required by a state or federal regulatory authority, if each of the following applies:

      • An ingredient is in wide use and cannot be replaced by another ingredient capable of performing a similar function;

      • A specific human health problem is substantiated and the need to conduct animal tests is justified and supported by a detailed research protocol proposed as the basis for the evaluation; and 

      • There is no non-animal alternative method accepted for the relevant endpoint by the relevant state or federal regulatory authority.

  • Specifies that a violation of this act will be punishable by an initial civil penalty of $5,000 for the first day of each violation and an additional civil penalty of $1,000 for each day the violation continues (Sec. 5).

Title: Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State

Title: Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State

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