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State Legislation Update

NEW YORK A.B. 9832 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 9832 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D) Summary: Repeals statute regarding prohibit individuals who are not a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident from becoming licensed in certain professions. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6777 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6777 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Expands the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours and only…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6774 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6774 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Requires the lobby area or entrance of a licensed massage therapist office be clearly visible from the outside. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Consumer Protection Committee…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6773 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6773 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs in the City of New York has the authority over provisions relating to the practice of massage therapy in New York City. Click Here for Full…

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NEW YORK A.B. 9023 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 9023 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs in the City of New York has the authority over provisions relating to the practice of massage therapy in New York City. Click Here for Full…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6442 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6442 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Sanders (D) Summary: Specifies that non-violent felonies can be a reason for the Secretary of State to automatically disqualify an applicant of a Barber’s License. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8717 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8717 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Expands the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours and only…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8687 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8687 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Requires the lobby area or entrance of a licensed massage therapist office be clearly visible from the outside. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Economic Development, Job…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Prohibits the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Bill text not available yet. Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Economic Development Committee 12/23/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8382 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8382 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Adds eyebrow threading services to the definition of practice of esthetics. Defines the practice of “esthetics” as providing for a fee, or any consideration or exchange, whether direct or indirect, services to enhance the appearance…

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