Dawn Koepke

CMTA removes opposition to MFG Breaker (SB 1249 - Galgiani) in the final days of session

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Sept. 4, 2018

As the amendment deadline on August 23rd loomed large, it seemed as though no deal could be reached between the proponents and opponents to address the serious concerns with SB 1249 (Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton). 

Recall, opponents, including CMTA, the Personal Care Products Council, Teamsters, United Food & Commercial Workers, and more, were opposed to provisions of the bill that would have banned cosmetics containing any ingredient that was animal tested for any purpose after 2020 and would have placed a sunset date on an exemption for cosmetic products required to be tested by a foreign government. 

While the Governor’s Office had provided compromise language that addressed industry’s concerns and would have made the law the toughest in the world, the author and proponents declined to take the language, preferring the bill not move forward this session.  

That said, discussions continued over this past weekend even after the deadline with both sides ultimately reaching a deal and obtaining rule waivers to move the amended version forward. As amended, the bill addresses the significant concerns we had and detrimental impacts it would have had on jobs, investment and innovation. 

As such, CMTA is pleased to remove its opposition and support the amended version of the bill. Thank you to Senator Galgiani for her leadership in bringing both sides together in what has resulted in a significant step forward against animal testing while preserving manufacturing jobs, investment and innovation.


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