STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1189
RE: H.B. No. 704
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 704, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COSMETICS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit manufacturers from selling cosmetic products in the State that are tested on animals on or after January 1, 2021.
The Humane Society of the United States, West Hawaii Humane Society, Cruelty Free International, National Anti-Vivisection Society, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Animal Rights Hawai‘i, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Personal Care Products Council and one individual testified in opposition.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Preventing the counties from establishing any prohibition on animal tests more restrictive than state law; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Consumer Protection & Commerce that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 704, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 704, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair
CHRIS LEE, Chair