ILLINOIS S.B. 2727 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

Sponsor: Senator Heather Steans (D)

Summary:Current version (5/20/2014): Prohibits the manufacture of any personal care product that contains synthetic plastic microbeads by December 31, 2017. Prohibits the manufacture for sale of an over the counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads beginning December 31, 2018. Prohibits the sale of an over the counter drug containing synthetic plastic microbeads beginning December 31, 2019.

Defines “synthetic plastic microbeads” as any intentionally added non-biodegradable solid plastic particle measured less than five millimeters in size and used to exfoliate or cleanse in a rinse-off product. Defines “personal care product” as any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance and any article intended for use as a component of any such article; provides that the term does not include prescription products. Defines “over the counter drug” as a drug that is a personal care product that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug.

Current version (5/20/2014): Full text not yet available

Click Here for Text of Adopted House Amendment (5/14/2014)

Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version 4/8/2014)

Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Assignments Committee 1/28/2014. Referred to Senate Environment Committee 3/13/2014. Hearing held; amended and passed committee 3/21/2014. Amendment filed; referred to Senate Assignments Committee 4/1/2014. Referred to Senate Environment Committee 4/7/2014. Hearing held; amended and passed committee; passed Senate 4/8/2014. Referred to House Rules Committee 4/9/2014. Referred to House Consumer Protection Committee 4/28/2014. Hearing held 5/9/2014. Hearing held; passed committee 5/13/2014. Amendment filed 5/14/2014. Hearing held; amended and passed committee 5/20/2014. Passed House 5/22/2014. Senate concurred 5/29/2014. Sent to Governor 6/4/2014. Signed by Governor Pat Quinn (D) 6/9/2014.

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