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CS/HB 211 — Cosmetic Product Registration

by Health Quality Subcommittee and Rep. Latvala (SB 114 by Senator Brandes)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill removes product registration filing requirements by cosmetic manufacturers for cosmetic products. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics, regulates cosmetics that are manufactured and repackaged by licensed cosmetic manufacturers in Florida. Each product produced or repackaged in Florida is required to be registered with the division every two years.

The bill revises the fee that may be charged by the DBPR for a cosmetic manufacturer permit to an amount determined by the DBPR to be sufficient to cover the costs of administering the cosmetic manufacturer permit program. Under current law, the annual permit fee may not be less than $250 or more than $400.

The bill removes the authority of the DBPR to issue a “certificate of free sale” certifying a cosmetic is registered with the DBPR and may be legally sold in Florida.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 33-0; House 117-0