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State Legislation Update

MARYLAND H.B. 1167 – License

MARYLAND H.B. 1167 – License  Sponsor: Delegate Nicholaus Kipke (R) Summary: Authorizes the practice of cosmetology in a mobile beauty salon. Defines “mobile beauty salon” as a beauty salon that is located in a motor vehicle or a trailer that is designed, constructed and equipped…

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IOWA S.S.B. 1235 – License

IOWA S.S.B. 1235 – License  Sponsor: The Senate Committee on State Government Summary: Requires barbers to complete no more than three hours of continuing education every two years. Prohibits members of the Board of Barbering from providing such continuing education. Click Here for Full Text…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 750 – License

CALIFORNIA A.B. 750 – License  Sponsor: Assembly member Evan Low (D) Summary: Authorizes any of the boards, bureaus, commissions or programs within the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish by regulation a system for a retired category of license for persons who are not actively engaged…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 1424 – License

ILLINOIS H.B. 1424 – License  Sponsor: Representative Robert Rita (D) Summary: Creates requirements for the licensure of barber stylists and spa technicians. Allows an individual licensed as a barber stylist to hold himself or herself out as a barber or cosmetologist and may engage in the…

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IDAHO H.B. 23 – License

IDAHO H.B. 23 – License  Sponsor: House Committee on Health and Welfare Summary: Creates an exemption that allows individuals licensed in another state, territory or country to provide massage therapy to patients and clients temporarily in Idaho participating in an organized athletic event or affiliated with…

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CONNECTICUT S.B. 985 – License (Cosmetology)

CONNECTICUT S.B. 985 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees Summary: States the Department of Public Health a Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians may adopt recommendations for minimum standards of apprenticeship and for related and supplementary instruction, encourage registration…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 552 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 552 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Representative Angel Cruz (D) Summary: Prohibits retailers and individuals from selling baby formula, baby food, over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics after their expiration date. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to House Judiciary…

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NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase. – License

NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase. – License (Cosmetology) Summary: Governor Chris Christie (R) has proposed a list of twenty-three fee increases to take affect during the fiscal year 2015. One of the proposed fee increases includes an increase in licenses…

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MICHIGAN H.B. 4052 – License

MICHIGAN H.B. 4052 – License Sponsor: Representative Earl Poleski (R) Summary: Limits the powers of units of local government to adopt, enforce or administer certain local mandates for employers. Prohibits local minimum wage, benefit or leave requirements. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status:…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 2657 – Cosmetology Education, License

MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 2657 – Cosmetology Education, License Sponsor: Representative John Lawn (D) Summary: Provides for an act relative to cosmetology. Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 1/16/2015. Outlook: This measure is a House Docket. Text will not be made available until after the measure…

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