Ariazona’s secret hair extension industry is a $3 billion-a-year business, and there are hundreds of products made of hair extensions made from synthetic materials.
But a new bill could make it illegal to import and export any products made from those materials, a new Arizona Republic/Tucson News Journal investigation found.
The bill, SB 544, would add an exception to the state’s current ban on importing and exporting synthetic materials and would prohibit companies from making any synthetic products.
If enacted, it would be the first state to enact such an exception in its law.
It was introduced by state Sen. Andy Biggs, R-Auburn Hills, and Sen. Scott Wagner, R, Mesa.
The legislation, which would go to Gov.
Doug Ducey for his signature, would make the exception applicable to any product that “is made of any of the following synthetic materials: hair, hair shafts, skin, skin cell-derived materials, synthetic pigments, or other pigments or pigments derived from any of these materials.”
The bill also would allow the state to establish exceptions to the ban on imports of products that are not listed in the list of prohibited substances.
The exception could be used to import any product made from any product listed in an article of the state law that prohibits the importation of synthetic materials, including those made from hair, body parts, or skin.
The Arizona Republic reached out to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and the Arizona Department of Agriculture and Industries for comment.
They all declined to comment on the bill, citing the pending litigation.
The American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry, the National Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, and Dermatologic Society of America did not respond to requests for comment on whether they supported or opposed the legislation.
The National Association of Cosmetic Dermatologists also did not reply to a request for comment, but a spokesperson said the organization supports legislation that protects consumers.
“While the industry is already regulated by state law, we have seen a surge in synthetic product imports and a decrease in state-regulated importation, and we want to see it stopped,” the spokesperson said.
“The American Academy has consistently warned against the risks of using synthetic materials in cosmetic products, and our association continues to support legislation that will protect consumers.”
Manufacturers and distributors could face fines for making and selling products made with hair, skin or body parts that are covered by the state ban.
If a manufacturer or distributor is found to be violating the law, the company or distributor could be subject to a fine of up to $5,000.
A previous version of the bill also restricted the state from prohibiting the import of products manufactured from synthetic pigment pigments.
The previous version passed in 2013.
The Republic reached an agreement with the National Association for Cosmetic Dermetology to work on a draft version of a bill that would prohibit the import and sale of products from hair extensions and synthetic pigmented pigments made from animal parts.
The group said the new bill, if enacted, would be “the most comprehensive, comprehensive, and comprehensive legislation” that the association has ever seen.
Manufacturers have not responded to questions from The Republic about whether they would be affected by the new law.
But the Arizona Board of Dermologist Certification, which certifies products made by the nation’s leading cosmetic dentists, has said that it would not be affected, because the state does not require cosmetic dentistry practitioners to use synthetic materials for their procedures.
The board has also been among the few states to pass legislation banning the import, sale, and distribution of synthetic products, but the legislation has not been signed into law.
The state law also prohibits the use of any synthetic pigmentation pigments in cosmetic dentures.
Arizona has passed several bills targeting cosmetic denture products and the state Board of Dentists has filed a lawsuit against a company that makes and sells synthetic dentures and other dental products.
The complaint argues that the products infringe on the trademarks of the California-based company, which also makes dental implants and mouthpieces.
The California-focused denture companies have said they are not affected by Arizona’s new law because they do not use synthetic products and because their products are not made from the same materials as those imported into the state.
The FDA regulates the use and sale and use of cosmetic dentured products.
It did not immediately respond to a follow-up request for comments about whether the FDA supports or opposes the new legislation.
“FDA does not have any enforcement authority over cosmetic denturer products, such as the use or sale of dental implants or dental products,” the agency said in a statement.
The agency also said it has not seen any FDA action against the products that manufacturers sell.
The new legislation is the latest attempt to tighten regulation of the cosmetic dentoring industry.
Earlier this year, the FDA approved the first cosmetic denturing implant for use in patients with osteoarthritis.
A similar regulation of synthetic