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State Legislation Update

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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New York A.B. 517 – Salon Safety

NEW YORK A.B. 517 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Current version (6/10/2015):  Requires the Department of Health to review the existing medical and scientific literature, published reports and articles regarding the potential health hazards associated with the use of ultraviolet nail…

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Wyoming H.B. 41 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

WYOMING H.B. 41 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: WY Joint Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee Summary: Current version (1/22/2015): Removes the requirement for cosmetologists or hair stylists licensed by the state to complete 750 hours of training for a certificate of…

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Washington H.B. 1063 – License

WASHINGTON H.B. 1063 – License Sponsor: Representative Steve Kirby (D) Summary: Final version (1/20/2015) Establishes standards for online education requirements for cosmetology licenses. Establishes education requirements and standards for a hair designer. Allows for distance and online learning as part of cosmetology education programs. Provides that…

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Nevada A.B. 72 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NEVADA A.B. 72 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: NV Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee Summary: Allows professional licensing boards with the authority to issue citations to issue a citation if the regulatory body has reason to believe incorrect actions are being taken. Allows those…

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Texas H.B. 551 – License

TEXAS H.B. 551 – License  Sponsor: Representative Eric Johnson (D) Summary: States a licensing authority may not suspend or revoke a license, disqualify a person from receiving a license, or deny to a person the opportunity to take a licensing examination without first giving the…

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North Dakota S.B. 2097 – Cosmetology Education , License

NORTH DAKOTA S.B. 2097 – Cosmetology Education , License Sponsor: Industry, Business and Labor Committee Summary: Final version (1/29/2015): Requires a master cosmetologist to be present if another cosmetologist or esthetician wishes to practice outside a salon. Requires a manicuring salon must be operated and supervised…

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Montana S.B. 102 – Indoor Air Quality

MONTANA S.B. 102 – Indoor Air Quality Sponsor: Representative Duane Ankney (R) Summary: Revises air quality fees, allowing the Department of Environmental Quality to collect and use registration fees for the administration of air quality permitting and registration. Allows for local air quality programs to…

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Montana H.B. 81 – License

MONTANA H.B. 81 – License Sponsor: Representative Ryan Lynch (D) Summary: Provides for the licensure of a nonchemical barber. Stipulates than an applicant to practice barbering nonchemical must have completed a course of study of at least 1,000 hours in a licensed barbering or barbering…

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South Carolina S.B. 107 – State Boards of Cosmetology

SOUTH CAROLINA S.B. 107 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Lee Bright (R) Summary: Requires all fees for revenue-funded boards to be recommended by each board and approved by the General Assembly as provided by legislative enactment in the general and permanent law. Removes…

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