Looks like Hawaii’s Senate is picking up where the state’s House of Representatives left off.
Last month, the House shelved a proposed ban on the sale of sunscreens containing avobenzone or octocrylene. Legislators chose to defer voting on the bill (HD102 HD1) until the completion of a National Academy of Sciences study, slated for 2022.
The same day that HB102 HD1 was introduced to the House, the Senate received a similar bill, SB132 SD2. Both bills sought to extend the Hawaii state ban on sunscreen’s with oxybenzone and octinoxate that went into effect this past January 1st.
Unlike the House bill, the Senate bill made it through to final voting. Just this week, SB132 SD2 passed with a 25-0 vote. It now goes to the House for their approval.
If passed the new ban would prohibit the sale of certain sunscreens starting January 1, 2023.
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