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State Legislation Update

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License  Sponsor: Senator Rob Teplitz (D) Summary: States that a licensing board must issue a license to a military spouse to allow the military spouse to practice the military spouse’s profession or occupation in Pennsylvania if, upon application to the licensing…

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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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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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PBA State Captain Shares Passion for Industry with Students

PBA State Captain for Colorado, Peggy Sue Schmoldt, has been involved with advocating on behalf of the beauty industry in Colorado for over 25 years! Here’s her story of how she got involved, and how you can become an advocate in your state too. How did…

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NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety

NEW YORK S.B. 5748 – License, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Brad Hoylman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a trainee may obtain a license to practice nail specialty if such trainee provides satisfactory evidence to the Secretary of State that such trainee has been actively engaged in…

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OHIO H.B. 227 – Cosmetology Education , License

OHIO H.B. 227 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Representative Kritsina Roegner (R) Summary: Current version (5/17/2016):  Removes the six-month apprenticeship requirement and eliminates the development of instructor license examinations standards. Addresses via amendments, tanning by clarifying that a booth where chemicals are applied to…

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OHIO H.B. 216 – State Boards of Cosmetology

OHIO H.B. 216 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R) Summary: Changes the makeup of the State Board of Cosmetology from a person who is either a certified nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist holding a certificate of authority to: “An advanced…

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NEW YORK A.B. 7572 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 7572 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Fred Thiele (D) Summary: Reduces the number of persons someone may aid or abet in the use of a professional title before they may be guilty of a class E felony from three to one. Stipulates that…

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NEW YORK A.B. 7406 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 7406 – License Sponsor: Assemblymember Felix Ortiz (D) Summary: Current version (6/15/2015): Requires licensed premises to post the toll-free number, address and other pertinent information as determined by the Secretary of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in an area easily observable…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1191 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1191 – License  Sponsor: Representative Tommy Sankey (R) Summary: Allows a barber to practice in a mobile setting. Defines “barber shop” as a place, including a mobile unit, where the practice of barbering is performed by a barber. Defines “mobile unit” as a self-contained,…

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