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VIRGINIA H.B. 838 – Cosmetology Education

VIRGINIA H.B. 838 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D) Summary: Stipulates that questions related to an applicants criminal history on any application for licensure, certification, registration, or authority regulated by the State of Virginia shall be limited to those crimes that constitute a…

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INDIANA H.B. 1272 – Cosmetology Education

INDIANA H.B. 1272 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Dennis Zent (R) Summary: Final Version (3/10/2016): Stipulates that a practitioner of any occupation licensed by the State of Indiana must provide the Indiana professional licensing agency with certain information concerning continuing education as oppose to providing such…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8687 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8687 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Requires the lobby area or entrance of a licensed massage therapist office be clearly visible from the outside. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Economic Development, Job…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 562 – License

VIRGINIA H.B. 562 – License  Sponsor: Delegate Roxann Robinson (R) Summary: Final enacted (3/10/2016):Stipulates that massage therapists must be licensed, rather than certified to practice in Virginia. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Final enacted 3/10/2016) Status: Prefiled; referred to the House Committee on Health,…

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TENNESSEE H.B. 1592 – License

TENNESSEE H.B. 1592 – License Sponsor: Representative Jeremy Faison (R) Summary: Extends the Tennessee massage licensure board six years to June 30, 2022. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 1/13/2016. Referred to House Government Operations Committee 1/14/2016 Hearing held; recommended for passage; referred…

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WASHINGTON H.B. 2425 – License

WASHINGTON H.B. 2425 – License  Sponsor: Representative Joe Schmick (R) Summary:  Final version (1/29/2016): Changes the term “massage practioner” to “massage therapist” when used in this measure Establishes that beginning July 1, 2017, the Department of Health shall issue all new licenses and renewals as…

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UTAH H.B. 132 – License

UTAH H.B. 132 – License  Sponsor: Representative Jacob Anderegg (R) Summary: Amends provisions authorizing municipality’s authority to license a business. Establishes a municipality may not require a license for a business that: (i) is primarily located at the business owner’s residence; and (ii) receives customers…

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TENNESSEE H.B. 1582 – State Boards of Cosmetology

TENNESSEE H.B. 1582 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Jeremy Faison (R) Summary: Extends the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners two years to June 30, 2018. Requires the Division of State Audit to conduct a question and answer review of the board…

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TENNESSEE S.B. 1536 – State Boards of Cosmetology

TENNESSEE S.B. 1536 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Mike Bell (R) Summary: Extends the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners two years to June 30, 2018. Requires the Division of State Audit to conduct a question and answer review of the board…

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IOWA S.F. 2013 – License

IOWA S.F. 2013 – License  Sponsor: Senator Janet Petersen (R) Summary: Exempts African-style hair braiding from the definition of cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Committee on State Government 1/13/2016. Hearing held 2/10/2016.  Hearing scheduled 2/18/2016. About PBA Government…

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