SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2181        FILED ON: 1/20/2023

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1424

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Mark C. Montigny

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act promoting humane cosmetics and other household products by limiting the use of animal testing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

 

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

 

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

1/24/2023

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

2/2/2023

Vanna Howard

17th Middlesex

2/2/2023

Patrick M. O'Connor

First Plymouth and Norfolk

2/2/2023

Steven George Xiarhos

5th Barnstable

2/6/2023

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

2/6/2023

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

2/6/2023

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

2/7/2023

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

2/24/2023

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

3/6/2023

Pavel M. Payano

First Essex

3/7/2023

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

3/13/2023

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

3/15/2023

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

3/15/2023

Susan L. Moran

Plymouth and Barnstable

4/10/2023

Lydia Edwards

Third Suffolk

5/10/2023

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

5/11/2023

Margaret R. Scarsdale

1st Middlesex

5/11/2023

Paul W. Mark

Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire

5/18/2023

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

5/31/2023


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2181        FILED ON: 1/20/2023

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1424

By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1424) of Mark C. Montigny, Jack Patrick Lewis, John F. Keenan, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote humane cosmetics and other household products by limiting the use of animal testing.  Public Health.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Third General Court
(2023-2024)

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An Act promoting humane cosmetics and other household products by limiting the use of animal testing.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 174F the following new section:-

Section 174G.  (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

"Alternative test method", a process or procedure implemented to obtain information regarding the biological effects of exposure to a chemical or agent that does not employ the use of an animal and results in the gathering of valid information that would otherwise be acquired through the use of a traditional animal test method, including, but not limited to, computational toxicology, bioinformatics, high-throughput screening methods, chemical substances testing, tiered testing methods, in vitro studies, and systems biology.

“Commissioner”, the commissioner of the department of public health.

"Contract testing facility", a partnership, corporation, association, or other legal relationship that tests cosmetics or other products, product formulations, chemicals, or ingredients.

"Manufacturer", a partnership, corporation, association, or other legal relationship that produces cosmetics or other products, product formulations, chemicals, or ingredients.

"Medical research", investigations, experiments, and studies to discover, develop, or verify knowledge relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or control of physical or mental diseases and impairments of humans and animals or relating to the development of biomedical products, devices, or pharmaceuticals.

"Traditional animal test method", a process or procedure using animals to obtain information regarding the biological effects of exposure to a chemical or agent.

(b) When testing a cosmetic or other product, product formulation, chemical, or ingredient in the Commonwealth, no manufacturer or contract testing facility shall use a traditional animal test method for which a valid alternative test method exists. No provision of this subsection shall be construed to apply to a test method conducted for the purposes of medical research.

(c) The commissioner shall promulgate regulations to implement, enforce, and administer this section and shall establish standards for alternative test methods to ensure safety and comparable validity of results to traditional animal test methods. The commissioner shall consider the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals when establishing said standards.

SECTION 2. The commissioner of public health shall promulgate regulations to implement this act no later than 180 days following passage of this act.

SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect 6 months after the passage of this act and Section 2 shall take effect upon passage.