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WISCONSIN Ban on Microbeads in Personal Care Products – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

WISCONSIN Ban on Microbeads in Personal Care Products – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Summary: Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a ban on a popular ingredient in personal care products. Bill text has not yet been drafted. Wisconsin lawmaker Representative Mary Czaja (R) and Senator Rob Cowles (R),…

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COLORADO S.B. 31 – License (Cosmetology)

COLORADO S.B. 31 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Owen Hill (R) Summary: Provides that a person does not need to obtain licensure to practice an occupation or profession during the person’s first year in the state if: they are authorized to practice that occupation or…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 2091 – License (Cosmetology)

VIRGINIA H.B. 2091 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Delegate Mark L. Keam (D) Summary: Limits the practice of laser hair removal to individuals licensed as master estheticians by the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced, referred to Committee…

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MISSOURI S.B. 107 – License (Cosmetology)

MISSOURI S.B. 107 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator David Sater (R) Summary: Provides that professional boards and commissions under the Division of Professional Registration may issue oral or written opinions addressing topics relating to the qualifications, functions, or duties of any profession licensed by a…

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TEXAS H.B. 845 – License (Cosmetology)

TEXAS H.B. 845 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: Decreases the hours of instruction needed in a licensed beauty culture school from 1,500 to 1,165; hours of instruction in beauty culture school from 1,000 to 765; and hour of high school related…

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TEXAS H.B. 847 – License (Cosmetology)

TEXAS H.B. 847 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: States an applicant for a manicurist license must complete 100 hours of commission-approved training in manicuring, a practical examination; 400 hours of instruction in a barber technician/manicurist curriculum in a commission-approved training program,…

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NEW YORK A.B. 3276 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK A.B. 3276 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D) Summary: Prohibits, beginning December 1, 2016, a person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation to sell or offer for sale any liquid, food or beverage in a can, jar or other…

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NEW YORK S.B. 2408 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK S.B. 2408 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Bill Perkins (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish a website that is accessible to the public which lists all chemicals of high concern and all priority chemicals within 180 days of the…

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ARIZONA H.B. 2120 – License (Cosmetology)

ARIZONA H.B. 2120 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative David Gowan (R) Summary: Removes the requirement for the Executive Director to have licensed as a cosmetologist license and practice at least one out of those five years. Changes the license expiration timeframe from 12 months to…

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CONNECTICUT H.B. 6286 – License (Cosmetology)

CONNECTICUT H.B. 6286 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Daniel Fox (D) Summary: Enables barbers and hairstylists licensed in another state or country who seek a license to work as a barber or hairdresser in Connecticut to receive some benefit in the licensing process for having…

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