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State Legislation Update

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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NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety

NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Brad Hoylman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a trainee may obtain a license to practice nail specialty if such trainee provides satisfactory evidence to the Secretary of State that such trainee has been actively engaged in…

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NEW YORK A.B. 7572 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 7572 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Fred Thiele (D) Summary: Reduces the number of persons someone may aid or abet in the use of a professional title before they may be guilty of a class E felony from three to one. Stipulates that…

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NEW YORK A.B. 7406 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 7406 – License Sponsor: Assemblymember Felix Ortiz (D) Summary: Current version (6/15/2015): Requires licensed premises to post the toll-free number, address and other pertinent information as determined by the Secretary of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in an area easily observable…

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NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License  Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Reduces the number of persons someone may aid or abet in the use of a professional title before they may be guilty of a class E felony from three to one. Stipulates that…

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