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Texas School and Salon Owner Leads Lobby Day at State Capitol

Holly Vaught, State Captain for Texas, has been involved with the legislative process in her state for over ten years. As a school owner and salon owner in San Antonio, she quickly saw the need to gain a better understanding of the government oversight taking…

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Florida State Captain: “Regulation keeps us relevant”

Nicki Jenkins-Wootens wears several beauty industry hats: Cosmetology Educator and Director of Regency Beauty Institute in Jacksonville, FL, Owner of Posh & Clever Concept Boutique, and advocate for her fellow industry members in Florida (and beyond) as a PBA State Captain! Once she joined her fellow…

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WISCONSIN A.B. 307 – License

WISCONSIN A.B. 307 – License  Sponsor: Representative David Murphy (R) Summary: States that a complimentary and alternative health care (CAHC( practitioner does not violate the prohibition on engaging in the practice of cosmetology with respect to the provision of CAHC services to a client if the…

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ARKANSAS Interim Hearing: Senate Committee & House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor – Cosmetology Education

ARKANSAS Interim Hearing: Senate Committee & House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor – Cosmetology Education Summary: The Committees released the Department of Health, Health Systems Licensing and Regulation’s proposed changes to the minimum standards for postsecondary education in schools of cosmetology in Arkansas….

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ALABAMA H.B. 6 – License

ALABAMA H.B. 6 – License Sponsor: Representative Thomas Jackson (D) Summary: Clarifies that cosmetology and barbering schools provide training programs above the secondary level. Requires that a school licensed or applying for licensure shall maintain recognition as an institution of postsecondary study by satisfying all…

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ALABAMA H.B. 17 – License

ALABAMA H.B. 17 – License  Sponsor: Representative Will Ainsworth (R) Summary: Clarifies that cosmetology and barbering schools provide training programs above the secondary level. Requires that a school licensed or applying for licensure shall maintain recognition as an institution of postsecondary study by satisfying all…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 4264 – Cosmetology Education

ILLINOIS H.B. 4264 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Frances Ann Hurley (D) Summary: States that a program of study for an individual seeking licensure as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, hair braider or nail technician must include both domestic violence and sexual assault education. Requires that for a program of…

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ALABAMA Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee – License

ALABAMA Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee – License  Summary: The Committee will meet July 30 to review sunset provisions relating to a number of different boards including the Cosmetology and Barber Board of Alabama. Alabama Legislature About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA)…

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OKLAHOMA Interim Study: Regulation and Licensing of the Massage Therapy Industry – License

OKLAHOMA Interim Study: Regulation and Licensing of the Massage Therapy Industry – License  Summary: The Senate has filed a request to conduct an interim study to examine the need to regulate and license the massage therapy industry. This study has been referred to the Senate…

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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License  Sponsor: Senator Rob Teplitz (D) Summary: States that a licensing board must issue a license to a military spouse to allow the military spouse to practice the military spouse’s profession or occupation in Pennsylvania if, upon application to the licensing…

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