PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

IOWA H.F. 2094 – State Boards of Cosmetology

IOWA H.F. 2094 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Dawn Pettengill (R) Summary: Exempts “natural hair braiding” from the definition of cosmetology in Code chapter 157. Defines “Mechanical device” as a clip, comb, curler, curling iron, hairpin, roller, scissors, needle, thread, or hair binder….

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IOWA S.F. 2064 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

IOWA S.F. 2064 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Amy Sinclair (R) Summary: Prohibits an executive branch administrative unit that regulates a profession from assessing a fee for renewal of a license, certificate, registration, or other authorization to practice the profession from a…

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IOWA S.F. 2013 – License

IOWA S.F. 2013 – License  Sponsor: Senator Janet Petersen (R) Summary: Exempts African-style hair braiding from the definition of cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Committee on State Government 1/13/2016. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association…

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IOWA H.F. 196 – License

IOWA H.F. 196 – License  Sponsor: Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D) Summary: Eliminates provisions that authorize and establish a process by which the college student aid commission can initiate action to deny, revoke or suspend any state license to any person who has defaulted on an…

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IOWA S.F. 81 – Cosmetology Education

IOWA S.F. 81 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Senator Pam Jochum (D) Summary: Allows a student who receives a vocational-technical tuition grant to use the grant at a barber school or a school of cosmetology arts and sciences at an institution that is accredited by a…

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IOWA H.F. 31 – License

IOWA H.F. 31 – License  Sponsor: Representative Dawn Pettengill (R) Summary: Provides that a person practicing cosmetology on a more than casual basis, regardless of whether the person is compensated, is required to be licensed with the board of cosmetology arts and sciences. Specifes that…

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Iowa State Captain Kollan Kolthoff recaps Iowa House Bill 2015 efforts

As a State Captain, I have made it my mission to promote awareness and proactive policy changes here in Iowa. I was lucky to have been put in contact with Representative Joe Riding (D-Polk County), the sponsor of a bill that would enact an interim…

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