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State Legislation Update

Rhode Island H.R. 8358 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.R. 8358 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary:¬†Create a nine member special legislative study commission whose purpose it would be to study and make recommendations on the requirements necessary to implement Department of Health inspections for the licensure of barbershops,…

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Rhode Island H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Final version (5/1/2014): Provides that a licensed manicurists, estheticians, barbers, hairdressers and cosmeticians may provide services to an individual outside a licensed shop as part of a special occasion event such as…

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Rhode Island S.B. 2802 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2802 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Health to inspect and approve the locations of all barber shops and charge a fee for inspection. Allows the state police to close unlicensed barbershops and penalize…

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Rhode Island Senate Bill 2682 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2682 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Joshua Miller (D) Summary: Final Version (4/10/2014): Permits barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians to provide their services outside of their salon as long as they acquire an additional license from the Department of Health. Specifies…

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Rhode Island Senate Bill 2703 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2703 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Hanna Gallo (D) Summary: Repeals the requirement that all shops that provide barber, hairdresser, cosmetic therapy, manicures and esthetic services, have on duty at all times a licensed proprietor or licensed barber, hairdresser or cosmetician. Click…

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Rhode Island House Bill 7789 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7789 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Peter Palumbo (D) Summary: Eliminates the requirement that all shops that provide barber, hairdresser, cosmetic therapy, manicures and esthetic services, have on duty at all times a licensed proprietor or licensed barber, hairdresser or cosmetician. Click…

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Rhode Island H.B. 7401 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7401 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Health to inspect and approve the locations of all barber shops and to charge a fee for that inspection. Allows the state police to close unlicensed barber shops…

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