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H.R.4250: Sunscreen Innovation Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Edward Whitfield, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 34 (8 Democrats, 26 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 24, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Sunscreen Innovation Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a process for the review and approval of over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen active ingredients.

Allows any person to request that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) determine whether an OTC sunscreen active ingredient or combination of ingredients is safe and effective.

Requires the Secretary to review any request regarding a sunscreen active ingredient or combination of ingredients that has been in use and that is not included in the stayed sunscreen monograph published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Directs the Secretary to invite the sponsor of the request to provide data and other information on the safety and efficacy of the sunscreen active ingredient or combination of ingredients. Requir...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6928-6930)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4250.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6928-6933)
July 28, 2014 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 24, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 418.
July 24, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-558.
July 15, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 15, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 14, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 19, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
June 19, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 13, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.