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ARIZONA H.B. 2469 – License

ARIZONA H.B. 2469 – License  Sponsor: Representative Paul Boyer (R) Summary: Requires an applicant for an instructor barber license to obtain a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to section 41-1758.03. Requires an applicant for license to operate a school to obtain a valid fingerprint…

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WASHINGTON S.B. 6399 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology

WASHINGTON S.B. 6399 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Ann Rivers (R) Summary: Amends statute relating to massage therapist education and licensure requirements to include: In order to recognize prior education that is applicable to licensure as a massage therapist or…

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WASHINGTON H.B. 2781 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology

WASHINGTON H.B. 2781 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Paul Harris (R) Summary: Amends statute relating to massage therapist education and licensure requirements to include: In order to recognize prior education that is applicable to licensure as a massage therapist or…

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ALABAMA S.B. 26 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ALABAMA S.B. 26 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Paul Bussman (R) Summary: Current version (2/25/2016): Provide for the continuance of the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering until October 1, 2020. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Introduced Version 2/2/2016) Current Text of Bill Not…

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NEW YORK A.B. 9023 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 9023 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs in the City of New York has the authority over provisions relating to the practice of massage therapy in New York City. Click Here for Full…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 499 – State Boards of Cosmetology

VIRGINIA H.B. 499 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Delegate David Yancey (R) Summary: Stipulates that a professional or occupational regulation board cannot abridge the right if every person to engage in any lawful profession, trade, or occupation of his or her choice. Click Here…

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KANSAS H.B. 2471 – Cosmetology Education , License

KANSAS H.B. 2471 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: KS House Health and Human Services Committee Summary: Prohibits a barber school or barber college from being approved by the Kansas Board of Barbering if the school or college requires, as a prerequisite to graduation, a course…

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NEW HAMPSHIRE H.B. 1294 – License

NEW HAMPSHIRE H.B. 1294 – License  Sponsor: Representative Kurt Wuelper (R) Summary: Current version (2/17/2016): Clarifies the exemption from licensure as a massage therapist for a person practicing Bowen therapy. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version 2/17/2016) Status: Introduced; 1/6/2016. Referred to House Executive…

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MISSOURI H.B. 2254 – Cosmetology Education

MISSOURI H.B. 2254 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Caleb Jones (R) Summary: Requires that to be classified as a “hair braider” an individual must earn a minimum of fifty hours or equivalent credits of classroom training before the student may perform any acts of hair…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7164 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7164 – License  Sponsor: Representative Carlos Tobon (D) Summary: Regulates and establishes licensing requirements and procedures for operating any establishment or personnel in the business of  body works services, as opposed to massage therapists and would provide for civil and criminal penalties…

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