PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

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: 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 first obtaining a…

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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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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2162 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2162 – License  Sponsor: Senator Hanna Gallo (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 H.B. 7164 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7164 – License  Sponsor: Representative Carlos Tobon (D) Summary: Regulates and establishes licensing requirements and procedures for operating any establishment or personnel in the business of  body works services, as opposed to massage therapists and would provide for civil and criminal penalties…

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