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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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NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 1007 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 1007 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Jonathan Jordan (R) Summary: Current version (6/16/2016): Provides that, in regards to the qualifications for a certificate as a registered barber, such person must have received a high school diploma or its equivalency or…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 2163 – State Boards of Cosmetology

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 2163 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Dom Costa (D) Summary: Requires that a licensed salon owner who moves, vacates, or transfers a license, resubmit all variance requests to the Board. Requires the Board to publish their meeting agenda on their website…

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PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Proximity of Salons – Salon Safety

PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Proximity of Salons – Salon Safety Summary: During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Representative Dom Costa (D) plans to introduce legislation that would provide for the proximity of salons under the same or adjoining roof. The legislation will require that a salon that…

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ALASKA S.B. 165 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ALASKA S.B. 165 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Peter Micciche (R) Summary: Current version (6/13/2016): Establishes that the Alaska State Board of Barbers and Hairdressers is to consist of seven members one of which is to be a licensed barber, one licensed to practice…

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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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CONNECTICUT S.B. 26 – Cosmetology Education

CONNECTICUT S.B. 26 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement Summary: Final version (3/3/2016): Requires a nonaccredited school offering instruction in barbering or hairdressing and annually enrolling fewer than ten students to prepare an annual financial statement detailing the financial…

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UTAH Business and Labor Interim Committee Meeting – License

UTAH Business and Labor Interim Committee Meeting – License Summary: The Utah Business and Labor Interim Committee will be meeting to discuss the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee June 15. Public testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chairmen, Senator Curtis S. Bramble…

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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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