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State Legislation Update

Massachusetts S.B. 2190 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MASSACHUSETTS S.B. 2190 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Summary: Establishes that no manufacturer, wholesaler, principal importer or retailer may manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale or distribute for use in the Commonwealth any products containing PBDEs in…

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New Jersey S.B. 2178 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

New Jersey S.B. 2178 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Senator Christopher Bateman (R) Summary: Prohibits manufacture, sale, or promotion of cosmetic products containing microbeads. Status: Introduced 6/12/2014. Referred to Senate Commerce Committee 6/16/2014. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the…

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Pennsylvania S.B. 1363 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 1363 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Senator Lisa Boscola (D) Summary: Prohibits the use of scented products in a school that enrolls a student that has notified the school that the student has a fragrance allergy. Defines “scented product” as perfume, cologne, body…

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Delaware H.B. 339 – License (Cosmetology)

DELAWARE H.B. 339 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Stephanie Bolden (D) Summary: Final version (6/30/2014): Permits the merger of classroom instruction and an apprenticeship to attain a barber’s license. Specifies that a combined 600 classroom instructional hours and 1500 apprenticeship hours will qualify a candidate…

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New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase – License (Cosmetology)

NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase – License (Cosmetology) Summary: Governor Chris Christie (R) has proposed a list of twenty-three fee increases to take affect during the fiscal year 2015. One of the proposed fee increases includes an increase in licenses…

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Louisiana H.C.R. 145 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

LOUISIANA H.C.R. 145 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Austin Badon (D) Summary: Requests that the Department of Health and Hospitals study and prepare a report about the health effects of formaldehyde in children’s personal care products prior to the 2015 legislative session. Requires the report…

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Ohio H.B. 532 – License (Cosmetology)

OHIO H.B. 532 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Kritsina Roegner (R) Summary: Provides that examinations for licensure for any branch of cosmetology must assess the ability of a prospective cosmetology professional to maintain a safe and sanitary place of service delivery. The board may develop…

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Minnesota H.F. 2402 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA H.F. 2402 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Tina Liebling (DFL) Summary: Final Version (5/15/2014): Requires the commissioner of health to develop recommendations on ways to minimize triclosan health risks. Click Here for Bill Text – Final Version Status: Introduced and referred to Health and…

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Ohio S.B. 333 – License (Cosmetology)

OHIO S.B. 333 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Kris Jordan (R) Summary: Provides that examinations for licensure for any branch of cosmetology must assess the ability of a prospective cosmetology professional to maintain a safe and sanitary place of service delivery. The board may develop…

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Rhode Island H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Final version (5/1/2014): Provides that a licensed manicurists, estheticians, barbers, hairdressers and cosmeticians may provide services to an individual outside a licensed shop as part of a special occasion event such as…

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