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State Legislation Update

WISCONSIN S.B. 198 – License

WISCONSIN S.B. 198 – License  Sponsor: Senator Terry Moulton (R) Summary: States that a complementary and alternative health care practitioner does not violate any of the prohibitions against engaging in the practice of cosmetology. Defines a complementary and alternative health care practitioner as an individual, other than…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 1031 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 1031 – License  Sponsor: Senator Marc Cote (D) Summary: Makes an exception to the requirement that an applicant for a license to engage in barbering, hairdressing, cosmetic therapy, manicuring or esthetics be a high school graduate, or hold the equivalent designation, if…

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ALABAMA Executive Order #7 – License

ALABAMA Executive Order #7 – License  Summary: Governor Robert Bentley (R) has signed Executive Order 7, which establishes a voluntary program for Alabama boards and commissions controlled by active market participants to comply with existing law requiring active state supervision as a condition of state…

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PBA State Captain Shares Passion for Industry with Students

PBA State Captain for Colorado, Peggy Sue Schmoldt, has been involved with advocating on behalf of the beauty industry in Colorado for over 25 years! Here’s her story of how she got involved, and how you can become an advocate in your state too. How did…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 3015 – Salon Safety , Special Request

NEW JERSEY S.B. 3015 – Salon Safety , Special Request Sponsor: Senator Bob Smith (D) Summary: Permits cosmetologists-hairstylists to operate mobile facilities when providing services. Text not available as of yet. Status: Filed 6/8/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for…

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NEW YORK S.B. 5966 – License, Salon Safety

NEW YORK S.B. 5966 – License, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Michael Venditto (R) Summary: States that if the Secretary of State finds that a person, partnership, limited liability company or business corporation, holding himself, herself or itself as or acting as, temporarily or otherwise, an…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 3015 – Salon Safety , Special Request

NEW JERSEY S.B. 3015 – Salon Safety , Special Request Sponsor: Senator Bob Smith (D) Summary: Supplements the law to allow practicing licensees to render cosmetology and hairstyling services in a mobile facility. Specifies that the mobile facility shall contain a minimum of 75 square…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 4494 – Salon Safety

NEW JERSEY A.B. 4494 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Assemblymember Raj Mukherji (D) Summary: Creates the “Nail Salon Worker Protection Act”. Requires the owner of a nail salon to provide for, the use of personal protective equipment by an employee of the owner, including but not limited…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 6280 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 6280 – License  Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Current version (6/18/2015): States that violations of existing law relating to the practice of barbering, hairdressing, manicuring, cosmetology or esthetics will be subject to a fine not less than $200 for a first…

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NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety

NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Brad Hoylman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a trainee may obtain a license to practice nail specialty if such trainee provides satisfactory evidence to the Secretary of State that such trainee has been actively engaged in…

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