AB 1989

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 15, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2020.


Existing law, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, regulates the manufacturing, distribution, and labeling of various drugs and cosmetics, including requiring that cosmetics manufacturers provide the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control within the State Department of Public Health with a complete and accurate list of its cosmetic products that, as of the date of submission, are sold in the state and that contain any ingredient that is a chemical identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would require a package or box containing menstrual products that was manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, for sale or distribution in this state to have printed on the label a plain and conspicuous list of all ingredients, as defined, in the product, by weight. The bill would require the same information to be posted on an internet website, as specified. The bill would prohibit the sale of a designated product in the state unless the designated product and the manufacturer of the designated product comply with the specified labeling requirements. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Jul 01, 2020


Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 16, 2020


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 15, 2020


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 67. Noes 0.)

Jun 10, 2020


Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 02, 2020


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (June 2).

May 19, 2020


Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 18, 2020


Read second time and amended.

May 14, 2020


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (May 14).

Mar 16, 2020


Re-referred to Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and HEALTH pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and HEALTH pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.


In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 27, 2020


Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and E.S. & T.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and E.S. & T.M.

Jan 28, 2020


From printer. May be heard in committee February 27.

Jan 27, 2020


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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01/27/20 - Introduced PDF
05/18/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/10/20 - Amended Assembly PDF

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