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State Legislation Update

NEW JERSEY S.B. 697 – License

NEW JERSEY S.B. 697 – License  Sponsor: Senator Robert Gordon (D) Summary: Establishes a new license by the Board of Cosmetology for individuals seeking to act as an independent contractor and practice cosmetology. Requires the individual applying for this new license to document that they…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6442 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6442 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Sanders (D) Summary: Specifies that non-violent felonies can be a reason for the Secretary of State to automatically disqualify an applicant of a Barber’s License. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8717 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8717 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Michael Miller (D) Summary: Expands the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours and only…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 2099 – Salon Safety

NEW JERSEY A.B. 2099 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Assemblymember Raj Mukherji (D) Summary: Creates the “Nail Salon Worker Protection Act”. Requires the owner of a nail salon to provide for, the use of personal protective equipment by an employee of the owner, including but not limited…

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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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