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State Legislation Update

FLORIDA H.B. 1187 – License

FLORIDA H.B. 1187 – License Sponsor: Representative James Grant (R) Summary: Current version (3/7/2016): Establishes that license or registration is not required for a person whose occupation or practice is confined solely to adding polish to fingernails and toenails. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (3/7/2015) Status:…

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ARIZONA H.B. 2035 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology

ARIZONA H.B. 2035 – Cosmetology Education , License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative David Gowan (R) Summary: Final version (3/22/2016):  Removes the requirement that the Board of Cosmetology has “one educator who does not represent the cosmetology or nail technology industry and is not involved…

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NEW HAMPSHIRE S.B. 315 – License

NEW HAMPSHIRE S.B. 315 – License  Sponsor: Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D) Summary: Final version (5/26/2016):  Removes shampooing from the definition of “Master Barber” States that temporary licenses expire after 60 days. States that expired licenses may be renewed within six months of expiration upon paying fees…

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NEW HAMPSHIRE S.B. 313 – License

NEW HAMPSHIRE S.B. 313 – License  Sponsor: Senator Sam Cataldo (R) Summary: Final version (3/22/2016): Provides that, credit towards the hours requirement for esthetician training may be given to a licensed massage therapist in an apprenticeship equivalent to esthetician training upon approval by the board of…

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NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Prohibits the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Bill text not available yet. Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Economic Development Committee 12/23/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates…

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SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 4574 – License, Mobile Licensing, State Boards of Cosmetology

SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 4574 – License, Mobile Licensing, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative L. Kit Spires (R) Summary: Current verison (4/19/2016):  Creates the Electrology Licensure Committee, an advisory committee under the auspices of the board appointed by the Governor. Clarifies in this measure the…

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MISSOURI H.B. 1770 – License

MISSOURI H.B. 1770 – License  Sponsor: Representative Shamed Dogan (R) Summary: Stipulates that no person shall engage in the practice of hair braiding without first registering with the Missouri Board of cosmetology. Defines “Hair Braider” as any person who, for compensation, engages in the practice…

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Arizona State Captain Takes Next Step in Career

Catalina Rojas recently joined the PBA State Captain Program after some research and looking into the impacts of deregulation. After feeling like she would also like to make a difference, and wanting to take her career to the next level, she reached out to find…

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FLORIDA S.B. 1050 – License

FLORIDA S.B. 1050 – License  Sponsor: Senator Jeff Brandes (R) Summary: Committee version (2/17/2016): Establishes that license or registration is not required for a person whose occupation or practice is confined solely to adding polish to fingernails and toenails. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Committee Version…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 4686 – License

NEW JERSEY A.B. 4686 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Charles Mainor (D) Summary: Permits cosmetology and hairstyling licensees to operate a mobile facility to provide their services. Establishes that a cosmetology and hairstyling licensees to render services in a mobile facility, provided that any motor vehicle…

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