Assembly Bill 357: Animal Test Methods: Alternatives.
This bill would revise an existing law–which requires the use of alternative, non-animal testing methods in certain circumstances–by updating the definition of an alternative test method, expanding the types of products to which the law applies, and requiring the reporting of information about the use of alternative test methods. This bill would not affect the use of animals for biomedical research.
- Assembly Members:
- Brian Maienschein (District 76)
- 2/2: From printer—may be heard in committee March 4.
- 2/9: Referred to Judiciary Committee.
- Assembly Judiciary Committee members:
- Brian Maienschein, Chair (District 76) [SPONSOR]
- Bill Essayli, Vice Chair (District 63)
- Damon Connolly (District 12)
- Diane Dixon (District 72)
- Matt Haney (District 17)
- Ash Kalra (District 25)
- Blanca Pacheco (District 64)
- Diane Papan (District 21)
- Eloise Gomez Reyes (District 50)
- Robert Rivas (District 29)
- Kate Sanchez (District 71)
House Bill 381: An act relating to cosmetic animal testing.
This bill, sponsored by Katherine Waldron, would prohibit the manufacture, import, or sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Exceptions to the bill’s prohibition on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics include the absence of accepted, non-animal testing methods.
- Katherine Waldron (District 93)
- Jervonte (“Tae”) Edmonds (District 88)
Status: Referred to Regulatory Reform and Economic Development Subcommittee, Healthcare to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee, and Commerce Committee
- 2/1: in Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee.
- House Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee members:
- Tyler Sirois, Chair (District 31)
- Lauren Melo, Vice Chair (District 82)
- Jose Casello, Democratic Ranking Member (District 90)
- Carolina Amesty (District 45)
- Peggy Gossett-Seidman (District 91)
- Jeff Holcomb (District 53)
- Randall (“Randy”) Scott Maggard (District 54)
- Patt Maney (District 4)
- Fiona McFarland (District 73)
- Angela (“Angie”) Nixon (District 13)
- William (“Will”) Cloud Robinson, Jr. (District 71)
- Jason Shoaf (District 7)
- David Silvers (District 89)
- Susan L. Valdes (District 64)
- Bradford (“Brad”) Troy Yeager (District 56)
- House Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee members:
Senate Bill 1882: Dog & cat testing restrictions.
This bill would prohibit most toxicological experiments on dogs and cats. Exceptions include testing or experimentation conducted for products intended to benefit dogs and cats. This bill would not affect the use of animals for biomedical research.
- Linda Holmes (42nd District)
- 2/9: Referred to the Senate Committee on Assignments.
- Senate Assignments Committee members:
- Kimberly A. Lightford (4th District), Chair
- Omar Aquino (2nd District)
- Bill Cunningham (18th District)
- Laura M. Murphy (28th District)
- Neil Anderson (47th District)
- Sally J. Turner (44th District)
Senate Bill 495: An act concerning research facilities and testing facilities that use animals.
This bill limits the use of animals for cosmetics and chemical testing, with a specific emphasis on dogs and cats. Restrictions are not placed on biomedical research with the exception that such facilities must provide justifications to the state for animal use.
- Ben Kramer (District 19)
- Karen Lewis Young (District 3)
- Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18)
- 2/3: First reading in the Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee.
- 2/7: Senate hearing scheduled for 3/2.
- Senate Education Energy and the Environment Committee members:
- Brian J. Feldman, Chair (District 15)
- Cheryl C. Kagan, Vice Chair (District 17)
- Malcolm Augustine (District 47)
- Benjamin Brooks (District 10)
- Mary Beth Carozza (District 38)
- Jason C. Gallion (District 35)
- Katie Fry Hester (District 9)
- Karen Lewis Young (District 3)
- Bryan W. Simonaire (District 31)
- Mary Washington (District 43)
- Ron Watson (District 23)
Senate Bill 560, House Bill 626: An act concerning animal testing and research.
This bill would establish a fund to promote research “intended to develop human-relevant alternatives to using nonhuman animals in medical and product testing and research”.
- Bonnie Cullison (District 19)
- Nick Allen (District 8)
- Heather Bagnall (District 33C)
- Tony Bridges (District 41)
- Lorig Charkoudian (District 20)
- Diana Fennell (District 47A)
- David Fraser-Hidalgo (District 15)
- Mary A. Lehman (District 21)
- Robbyn Lewis (District 46)
- Lesley J. Lopez (District 39)
- Sara Love (District 16)
- Edith J. Patterson (District 28)
- Lily Qi (District 15)
- Kirill Reznik (District 39)
- Sheila Ruth (District 44B)
- Emily Shetty (District 18)
- Jared Solomon (District 18)
- Dana Stein (District 11B)
- Guy Guzzone (District 13)
- 2/6: Introduced
- 2/16: Referred to Senate Finance Committee – hearing scheduled for 3/3.
- Senate Finance Committee members:
- Melony Griffith (District 25), Chair
- Katherine Klausmeier (District 8), Vice Chair
- Pamela Beidle (District 32)
- Arthur Ellis (District 28)
- Dawn Gile (District 33)
- Antonio Hayes (District 40)
- Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. (District 36)
- Benjamin F. Kramer (District 19)
- Clarence K. Lam (District 12)
- Johnny Mautz (District 37)
- Justin Ready (District 5)
- Referred to House Health and Government Operations Committee – hearing scheduled 2/28.
- House Health and Government Operations Committee members:
- Joseline A. Pena-Melynyk (District 21), Chair
- Ariana B. Kelly (District 16), Vice Chair
- Tiffany T. Alston (District 24)
- Heather Bagnall (District 33C) [SPONSOR]
- Harry Bhandari (District 8)
- Brian Chisholm (District 31)
- Bonnie Cullison (District 19) [SPONSOR]
- Pam Lanman Guzzone (District 13)
- Terri L. Hill (District 12A)
- Tom Hutchinson (District 37B)
- Steve Johnson (District 34A)
- Anne R. Kaiser (District 14)
- Kenneth Kerr (District 3)
- Nicholaus R. Kipke (District 31)
- Robbyn Lewis (District 46) [SPONSOR]
- Lesley J. Lopez (District 39) [SPONSOR]
- Matthew Morgan (District 29A)
- Teresa E. Reilly (District 35A)
- Samuel I. Rosenberg (District 41)
- Kathy Szeliga (District 7A)
- Deni Taveras (District 47B)
- Jennifer White (District 10)
- Jamila J. Woods (District 26)
Senate Docket 2181, House Docket 2216: An Act promoting humane cosmetics and other household products by limiting the use of animal testing.
This bill, introduced by Massachusetts State Senator Mark Montigny and Representative Jack Patrick Lewis, would reduce the use of animals in cosmetics and household product testing by requiring manufacturers to use valid alternative (i.e., non-animal) test methods for product, product formulation, chemical, or ingredient testing whenever such alternatives are available. This bill would not affect the use of animals for biomedical research.
- Mark Montigny (2nd Bristol and Plymouth)
- John Patrick Lewis (7th Middlesex)
Status: Awaiting committee assignment
Senate Bill 97-FN: An Act relative to the use of animals in product testing.
Sponsored by five state senators and three state representatives, this bill would reduce the use of animals for cosmetics and household product testing by requiring that appropriate alternative (i.e., non-animal) test methods or strategies be used for ingredient or product testing whenever such alternatives are available. This bill would not affect the use of animals for biomedical research.
This bill would also require that manufacturers and contract testing facilities disclose all animal testing to the Attorney General.
- Debra Altschiller (District 24)
- Jeb Bradley (District 03)
- Shannon Chandley (District 11)
- Donna Soucy (District 18)
- David Watters (District 04)
- Jane Beaulieu (Hillsborough – District 19)
- Anita Burroughs (Carroll – District 2)
- Ellen Read (Rockingham – District 10)
Status: Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee, which held a hearing on the bill on 1/24/23.
- Senate Commerce Committee members:
- Bill Gannon, Chairman (District 23)
- Denise Ricciardi, Vice Chairman (District 09)
- Shannon Chandley (District 11) [BILL SPONSOR]
- Daniel Innis (District 07)
- Donna Soucy (District 18) [BILL SPONSOR]
House Bill 3213: Relating to testing cosmetics on animals.
This bill would prohibit manufacturers from selling cosmetics developed through the use of animal testing. Exceptions would include the absence of a recognized nonanimal alternative method or strategy.
- Courtney Neron, Chief Sponsor (District 26)
- Dacia Grayber (District 28)
- Zach Hudson (District 49)
- Rob Nosse (District 42)
- Kim Thatcher, Chief Sponsor (District 11)
- Chris Gorsek, Chief Sponsor (District 25)
- Winsvey Campos (District 18)
- Deb Patterson (District 10)
- 2/9: Referred to House Committee on Business and Labor
Senate Bill 0113: A bill to modify the authority of a political subdivision to enact regulations regarding animal enterprises and working animals.
Sponsored by Senator Scott Sandall and Representative Casey Snider, this bill would disallow any county, city, town, or metro township from prohibiting or restricting any commercial or academic animal research and testing occurring within its jurisdictional borders.
This dangerous bill may well have been spurred by industry fears of the power we hold when we join together: in 2022, residents of Everett, Massachusetts succeeded in prohibiting animal testing within their city.
- Scott Sandall
- Casey Snider (District 5)
Status: 1/19/23 Referred to the Senate Rules Committee and the House Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment.
- Senate Rules Committee members:
- David G. Buxton, Chair
- Kirk A. Cullimore
- Luz Escamilla
- Lincoln Fillmore
- Keith Grover
- Don L. Ipson
- Karen Kwan
- Todd D. Weiler
- Ronald M. Winterton
- House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee members:
- Walt Brooks, Chair (District 75)
- Steven J. Lund, Vice Chair (District 66)
- Gay Lynn Bennion (District 41)
- Bridger Bolinder (District 29)
- Scott H. Chew (District 68)
- Tim Jimenez (District 28)
- Michael L. Kohler (District 59)
- Doug Owens (District 33)
- Thomas W. Peterson (District 1)
- Mike Schultz (District 12)
- Rex P. Shipp (District 71)
- Casey Snider (District 5) [BILL SPONSOR]
- Keven J. Stratton (District 58)
- Christine F. Watkins (District 67)
Senate Bill 1230, House Bill 2042: Animal testing
This bill would require state and private animal testing facilities to submit annual reports regarding animal use to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
- William M. Stanley, Jr., (District 20) Chief Patron
- Jennifer B. Boysko, (District 33) Chief Co-Patron
- Scott A. Surovell (District 36)
- Irene Shin (District 86), Chief Patron
- Kaye Kory (District 38)
- Kim A. Taylor (District 63)
- 1/10: Prefiled in Senate; referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; referred to House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources.
- 1/25: Senate assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals: House subcommittee recommended laying on the table.
- 1/31: Senate Committee passed unanimously.
- 2/7: House – left in Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources.
House Bill 1097: An Act relating to the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
This bill, supported by 16 state representatives, would significantly reduce the sale of cosmetics developed or manufactured using animal testing. Exceptions to the bill’s prohibition on the sale of animal tested cosmetics would include delineated cases in which no non-animal alternative method or strategy is recognized.
- Joe Fitzgibbon (34th Legislative District)
- Roger Goodman (45th Legislative District)
- Mia Gregerson (33rd Legislative District)
- Shelley Kloba (1st Legislative District)
- Mari Leavitt (28th Legislative District)
- Nicole Macri (43rd Legislative District)
- Timm Ormsby (3rd Legislative District)
- Strom Peterson (21st Legislative District)
- Gerry Pollet (46th Legislative District)
- Alex Ramel (40th Legislative District)
- Kristine Reeves, Vice Chair (30th Legislative District)
- Sharon Tomiko Santos (37th Legislative District)
- Tarra Simmons (23rd Legislative Representative)
- Jurado Stonier (49th Legislative Representative)
- My-Linh Thai (41st Legislative Representative)
- Amy Walen (48th Legislative Representative)
Status: 1/9/23 Referred to the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business.
- House Consumer Protection & Business Committee members:
- Amy Walen, Chair (48th Legislative District)
- Kristine Reeves, Vice Chair (30th Legislative District) [BILL SPONSOR]
- Chris Corry, Ranking Minority Member (14th Legislative District)
- Stephanie McClintock, Assistant Ranking Minority Member (18th Legislative District)
- Mike Chapman (14th Legislative District)
- Greg Cheney (18th Legislative District)
- April Connors (8th Legislative District)
- Brandy Donaghy (44th Legislative District)
- David Hackney (11th Legislative District)
- Cindy Ryu (32nd Legislative District)
- Bryan Sandlin (15th Legislative District)
- Sharon Tomiko Santos (37th Legislative District) [BILL SPONSOR]
- Mike Volz (6th Legislative District)