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State Legislation Update

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2456 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2456 – License  Sponsor: Senator Leonidas Raptakis (D) Summary: Adds instructing in any approved school of barbering or hairdressing and cosmetic therapy, and manicuring or esthetics to the Issuance of licenses — Qualifications of applicants sections. States that an “instructor’s license” shall be…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8309 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8309 – License  Sponsor: Representative William O’Brien (D) Summary: Provides that no license shall be issued to any person under this chapter unless the applicant for the license: (1) Is at least eighteen years of age; (2) Is a citizen of the…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8329 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8329 – License  Sponsor: Representative Christopher Blazejewski (D) Summary: Permits licensed barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians to relocate to another hair design shop once during the term of their license without needing to obtain another license. Click Here for Full Text…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 3044 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 3044 – License  Sponsor: Senator Marc Cote (D) Summary: Permits grandfathering the licensing of barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians on the basis of work experience or work in another state. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 3036 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 3036 – License  Sponsor: Senator Dominick Ruggerio (D) Summary: Amends various sections of law relating to the certification, training and licensing of barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians. Provides that an “instructor’s license” shall be granted by the division to any applicant…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7007 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7007 – License  Sponsor: Representative Carlos Tobon (D) Summary: Current version (3/22/2016):  Allows any city or town may, by ordinance, regulate the opening, the presence, the location and the operation of any massage business or massage parlor located or operating within the…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License  Sponsor: Representative Sherry Roberts (R) Summary: Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding. Defines “natural hair braiding” as a service of twisting, wrapping, weaving,…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2699 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2699 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Doyle (D) Summary: Allows any city or town by ordinance to regulate the opening of, the presence of, the location, and the operation of any massage business or parlor or business offering massage services, within the…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Doyle (D) Summary: Current version (6/18/2016): Provides that no person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity shall open a body works establishment for the purpose of providing body works services for hire, compensation or reward without…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7626 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7626 – License  Sponsor: Representative Gregg Amore (D) Summary: Provides that an “instructor’s license” shall be granted by the division to any applicant for the license who has held a licensed hairdresser’s and cosmetician’s license, a barber’s license, a manicurist’s license, or…

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