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State Legislation Update

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License  Sponsor: Representative Deborah Dixon (D) Summary: Provide that applicants for licenses issued by the board of barber examiners and the state board of cosmetology must take the examination in person at the location designated by the board, and show an…

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IOWA H.F. 31 – License

IOWA H.F. 31 – License  Sponsor: Representative Dawn Pettengill (R) Summary: Provides that a person practicing cosmetology on a more than casual basis, regardless of whether the person is compensated, is required to be licensed with the board of cosmetology arts and sciences. Specifes that…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Requires each board appointed by the Board of Regents to have three consumer representatives appointed to three-year terms. Specifies that one representative must be appointed by the Governor, one by…

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NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request

NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Provides a nail specialist, aggrieved by a health and safety violation or retaliatory action, a private right of action against an appearance enhancement business employer or third party client. Allows such aggrieved…

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MISSISSIPPI S.B. 2040 – License

MISSISSIPPI S.B. 2040 – License  Sponsor: Senator Steve Hale (D) Summary: States the State Board of Cosmetology shall admit for a licensure examination an applicant who has successfully enrolled in a community college and otherwise meets the statutory qualifications. Click Here for Full Text of…

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MAINE L.R. 585 – License

MAINE L.R. 585 – License  Sponsor: Senator Anne Haskell (D) Summary: Provides for an act to permit hair braiding without a cosmetology license. Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 1/12/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the rights of…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1318 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 1318 – License  Sponsor: Senator Elizabeth Little (R) Summary: Brings massage therapists conducting a teaching demonstration of modalities and techniques under the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary and regulatory authority of the Board of Regents as if they were a…

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INDIANA H.B. 1285 – License

INDIANA H.B. 1285 – License  Sponsor: Representative Woody Burton (R) Summary: Establishes a procedure for individuals to apply to the professional licensing agency (agency) to allow qualified individuals to become state certified and be placed on the electronic registry of professions. Requires a private certifying…

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Indiana H.B. 1303 – License

INDIANA H.B. 1303 – License  Sponsor: Representative Jud McMillin (R) Summary: Final version (4/29/2015): Establishes a pilot project under which individuals who practice an occupation that is not a regulated profession under Indiana law can become “state registered” and be listed as practitioners of their occupation on…

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Texas H.B. 672 – License

TEXAS H.B. 672 – License  Sponsor: Representative Celia Israel (D) Summary: States a licensing authority may not consider the immigration status of an applicant for a license in determining whether to issue or renew the license. States a licensing authority that requires an applicant for…

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