MISSOURI H.B. 1891 – License (Cosmetology)

Sponsor: Representative Nick Marshall (R)

Summary: Provides that a person may engage in the occupation of cosmetology or operate an establishment or school of cosmetology without a license. Specifies that any person not licensed to engage in the occupation of cosmetology may not be permitted to hold himself or herself out as a licensed cosmetologist or advertise as a licensed cosmetologist. Provides that no establishment or school of cosmetology may be held out as a licensed establishment or school, or advertise as a licensed establishment or school. Specifies that any person who is found to be in violation is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

Provides that every establishment in which the occupation of cosmetology is practiced may obtain a license from the board. Every establishment which is licensed shall pay to the board an establishment fee for the first three licensed cosmetologists esthetician or manicurists, or apprentices and an additional fee for each additional licensee.

Provides that an instructor trainee may, but not be required to, be a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician or manicurist or hold a license as an instructor trainee in cosmetology, esthetics or manicuring.

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Status: Introduced 2/19/2014. Referred to House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee 4/2/2014. Failed upon adjournment 5/30/2014.

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