STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1670

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 345

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 345, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COSMETICS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit a manufacturer from importing for profit, selling, or offering for sale any cosmetic that a manufacturer knew or reasonably should have known was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed, on or after January 1, 2022, in a cruel manner.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Hawaiian Humane Society, Cruelty Free US, The Body Shop, Down to Earth Organic and Natural, Animal Defenders International, Personal Care Products Council, Cruelty Free International, The Humane Society of the United States, Ao Organics Hawaii, Oo Hawaii, Pure Mana Hawaii, and two individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that testing cosmetics on animals is cruel and increasingly unnecessary as there are now thousands of cosmetic ingredients whose effects have already been tested and compiled. Your Committee further finds that new alternatives to animal testing are readily available. These new testing methods are more efficient and provide better predictors of adverse human reactions to new chemical compounds than animal testing. This measure would align the State with other jurisdictions around the world that have banned testing cosmetics on animals by striking a balance between a complete ban and limited exceptions to the animal testing prohibition.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 345, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair