PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License  Sponsor: Assembly member Donna Lupardo (D) Summary: Brings massage therapists conducting a teaching demonstration of modalities and techniques under the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary and regulatory authority of the Board of Regents as if they were…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1982 – Salon Safety

NEW YORK S.B. 1982 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Catharine Young (R) Summary: Requires the Department of Health to review the existing medical and scientific literature, published reports and articles regarding the potential health hazards associated with the use of ultraviolet nail drying devices and…

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NEW YORK A.B. 4420 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 4420 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R) Summary: Adds prostitution offenses as grounds for suspension or revocation of a license and imposition of a fine on nail specialists, natural hair stylists, estheticians, cosmetologists or appearance enhancement businesses. Allows any license or…

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NEW YORK S.B. 2970 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 2970 – License  Sponsor: Senator Martin Golden (R) Summary: Adds prostitution offenses as grounds for suspension or revocation of a license and imposition of a fine on nail specialists, natural hair stylists, estheticians, cosmetologists or appearance enhancement businesses. Allows any license or…

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NEW YORK A.B. 3324 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 3324 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Keith Wright (D) Summary: Expands the definition of a beauty salon and barber to include hair braiding or nail care services. Includes hair braiding and nail care as covered by the rules and regulations of the city…

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NEW YORK A.B. 2042 – Cosmetology Education , License

NEW YORK A.B. 2042 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow (D) Summary: Specifies that the advisory committee comprised of members of the appearance enhancement industry will consult with the State Education Department to develop a professional curriculum that is inclusive of…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Requires each board appointed by the Board of Regents to have three consumer representatives appointed to three-year terms. Specifies that one representative must be appointed by the Governor, one by…

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NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request

NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Provides a nail specialist, aggrieved by a health and safety violation or retaliatory action, a private right of action against an appearance enhancement business employer or third party client. Allows such aggrieved…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1318 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 1318 – License  Sponsor: Senator Elizabeth Little (R) Summary: Brings massage therapists conducting a teaching demonstration of modalities and techniques under the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary and regulatory authority of the Board of Regents as if they were a…

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New York A.B. 825 – Special Request

NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Provides a nail specialist, aggrieved by a health and safety violation or retaliatory action, a private right of action against an appearance enhancement business employer or third party client. Allows such aggrieved…

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