New York Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act

Governor Kathy Hochul signed the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (A.5653B/S.4839B) which prohibits the manufacture and sale of cosmetics in New York State that have been tested on animals. The law takes effect in January 2023, and New York now joins California, Nevada, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, Virginia, and Louisiana on the growing list of states imposing such bans.