PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

IOWA H.F. 2459 – Cosmetology Education , License

IOWA H.F. 2459 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: IA House Appropriations Committee Summary: Veto Message (5/27/2016) Current version (4/29/2016): Establishes person shall register with the department in order to perform a commercial service involving natural hair braiding States the Department of Health shall adopt rules to…

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My Iowa Caucus Experience: Kollan Kolthoff

Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States. The caucuses are generally defined as “gatherings of neighbors.” Rather than going to polls and casting ballots, Iowans gather at a set location…

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IOWA S.F. 2275 – License

IOWA S.F. 2275 – 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. Hearing held 2/10/2016. Hearing held; passed committee 2/18/2016. Passed Senate…

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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. Hearing held 2/10/2016.  Hearing scheduled 2/18/2016. About PBA Government…

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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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