HB1006 deregulates the cosmetology industry in Indiana by repealing the law governing cosmetologists and barbers, including professional licensing boards and all licenses.

Removing the Board and licenses for cosmetologists in the state of Indiana will have a detrimental health and safety as well as fiscal impact. Removal of licensing will kill cosmetology schools, and put local distributors in the state out of business.

Licensing and regulation of the cosmetology industry ensures proper training and protects the health and safety of consumers. Licensing is essential to ensuring the welfare of the general public.  Ensuring core knowledge and competency in areas such as bacteriology, sanitation, anatomy, chemistry, and health is absolutely necessary to maintain confidence in the profession and safety for the consumer.

Click here to sign onto our letter opposing HB1006 in Indiana (letter available to Indiana residents only).

If you would like to express your opposition to Indiana HB1006 and you do not live in Indiana you may email the bill sponsor Representative David A.Wolkins directly at h18@IN.gov.

HB 1006 is currently in the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions. You may contact the following committee members directly to express your opposition to HB1006:

Chair: Representative Gutwein email h16@IN.gov
Vice Chair: Representative Ellspermann email h74@IN.gov

Committee Members: Bill Davis (h33@IN.gov), Robert D. Morris (h84@IN.gov), Mike Speedy (h90@IN.gov), Greg Steuerwald (h40@IN.gov), Jerry Torr (h39@IN.gov), Timothy Wesco (h21@IN.gov), David L. Niezgodski (h7@IN.gov), John Bartlett (h95@IN.gov), Craig Fry (h5@IN.gov), Clyde Kersey (h43@IN.gov), Chuck Moseley (h10@IN.gov).

You may contact Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to oppose HB1006 at 317-232-4567 or via the Governor’s online email form.