HB 1265 establishes criteria for the regulation of occupations and professions by boards and commissions, and that an individual may engage in a legal occupation (such as cosmetology) without being subject to laws that regulate the occupation or profession.

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.

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