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State Legislation Update

NEW JERSEY S.B. 3123 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NEW JERSEY S.B. 3123 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Diane Allen (R) Summary: Requires inspection of nail salons by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 7/23/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The…

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NEW YORK Statewide Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation and Abuse – Salon Safety

NEW YORK Statewide Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation and Abuse – Salon Safety Summary: Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a statewide Task Force to address worker exploitation issues in multiple industries throughout New York State and to make legislative, regulatory and administrative recommendations. The…

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ALABAMA S.B. 3 – License

ALABAMA S.B. 3 – License  Sponsor: Senator Gerald Dial (R) Summary: Establishes an Office for Regulatory Oversight of Boards and Commissions to provide regulatory oversight for actions undertaken by state boards composed of a majority of active market participants. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced;…

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OREGON H.B. 5025 – Cosmetology Education

OREGON H.B. 5025 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Department of Administrative Services Summary: Final version (6/23/2015): Ratifies a $25 fee for an eligibility review of out-of-state applications for cosmetology teachers. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Final version 6/23/2015) Status: Introduced 1/12/2015. Referred to House Ways and…

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CONNECTICUT H.B. 6987 – License

CONNECTICUT H.B. 6987 – License  Sponsor: CT Joint Committee on Public Health Summary: Final version (6/2/2015): Allows individuals holding a registered hairdresser, cosmetician or similar license from any other state, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory of the United States that did not require…

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WISCONSIN A.B. 21 – License

WISCONSIN A.B. 21 – License  Sponsor: WI Joint Finance Committee Summary: Amended version (7/7/2015):  Lengthens the licensure period for a series of professional credentials from two to four years, including cosmetology, barbering, cosmetology instructors and barbering schools. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 4660 – License

NEW JERSEY A.B. 4660 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Joseph Lagana (D) Summary: Establishes a new license by the Board of Cosmetology for individuals seeking to act as an independent contractor and practice cosmetology. Requires the individual applying for this new license to document that they…

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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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