THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

693

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to oxybenzone.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 328, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"328-   Sunscreen; oxybenzone; advertising or display requirements. (a) All advertisements or displays for sunscreen containing oxybenzone in the State shall include the following conspicuously displayed statement: "Oxybenzone, when used in nearshore waters, poses serious hazards to coral and reef health."

(b) For purposes of this section, "oxybenzone" means the chemical (2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-phenylmethanone under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry chemical nomenclature registry, which has a chemical abstract service registry number 131-57-7, and includes benzophenone-3 and 4-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone (trade names Escalol 567, Eusolex 4360, KAHSCREEN BZ-3, and Milestab 9) and is intended to be used as a sunscreen to provide broad-spectrum ultraviolet coverage."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2017.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Oxybenzone; Sunscreen; Advertisements; Displays; Warnings

 

Description:

Requires advertisements or displays for sunscreen containing oxybenzone in the State to include a conspicuously displayed statement that the use of oxybenzone in nearshore waters poses serious hazards to coral and reef health.

 

 

 

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