Washington House Bill 1615, the “Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act,” would make it unlawful for a manufacturer to sell or offer for sale any cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The bill also would establish a $5,000 civil penalty for each violation by manufacturers. If the bill passes, Washington could join California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and Virginia on the list of states that haves enacted bans on animal testing for cosmetics.