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State Legislation Update

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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VIRGINIA H.B. 405 – License

VIRGINIA  H.B.  405  –  License  Sponsor: Delegate David Yancey (R) Summary: Extends from six months to 12 months the temporary license, certification or permit issued by any regulatory board to applicants who are spouses of military service members to allow the respective regulatory board to complete its review…

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SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 4447 – License, Mobile Licensing

SOUTH CAROLINA  H.B.  4447  –  License,  Mobile Licensing Sponsor: Representative Richard Yow (R) Summary: Establishes an individual may operate a mobile barbershop if the individual is licensed pursuant to this measure to engage in the practice of barbering does not have a physically stationary office at the location where…

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FLORIDA S.B. 1604 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

FLORIDA  S.B.  1604  –  Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Senator Jeff Brandes (R) Summary: Current version (3/8/2016): Defines “Active pharmaceutical ingredient” as any substance or mixture of substances intended, represented, or labeled for use in drug manufacturing that furnishes or is intended to furnish, in a finished…

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MISSOURI H.B. 1557 – License

MISSOURI  H.B.  1557  –  License  Sponsor: Representative Tila Hubrecht (R) Summary: Allows employees of nursing homes to provide cosmetology services to their residents. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 12/1/2015. Introduced 1/6/2016. Referred to House Emerging Issues Committee 1/12/2016.  Hearing held 1/20/2016. Failed upon…

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SOUTH DAKOTA H.B. 1027 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology

SOUTH DAKOTA H.B. 1027 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: SD House Health and Human Services Committee Summary: Current version (1/21/2016): Establishes that any person who engages in the practice of massage or holds himself or herself out to the public…

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NEBRASKA L.B. 842 – Cosmetology Education

NEBRASKA L.B. 842 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Senator Ken Haar (I) Summary: States that no barber school or college shall be approved by the Board of Barber Examiners unless a school requires as a prerequisite to admission, high school graduation or its equivalent. Click Here…

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WASHINGTON S.B. 6181 – License

WASHINGTON S.B. 6181 – License  Sponsor: Senator Randi Becker (R) Summary: Establishes that beginning July 1, 2017, the Department of Health shall issue all new licenses and renewals as they become due on the birthdate of the licensee using the terms “massage therapist” or “animal…

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INDIANA H.B. 1172 – Cosmetology Education

INDIANA H.B. 1172 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Donna Schaibley (R) Summary: Final version (2/25/2016): Adds to the definition of “cosmetology” the following: a)removing superfluous hair from the body by the use of depilatories, waxing, or tweezers b)shaving or trimming beards and mustaches c)giving facials,…

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