MISSISSIPPI S.B. 2151 – Cosmetology Education , License (Cosmetology)

Sponsor: Senator Dean Kirby (R)

Summary: Revises cosmetology licensure law. Requires 600 hours to be completed in an accredited school of cosmetology before taking the cosmetology examination to secure a cosmetology license. Stipulates that all schools of cosmetology admit a student that has a high school diploma or its equivalent, in addition to those who have met minimum competencies on an acceptable aptitude test.

Revises the definition of “school” to include secondary or post-secondary establishments.

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Status: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Public Health and Welfare 1/10/2014. Failed to meet Committee deadline 2/4/2014. Failed on adjournment 4/2/2014.

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