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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1190 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1190 – License  Sponsor: Representative Tommy Sankey (R) Summary: Allows a barber or cosmetologist to practice in a mobile setting. Defines “salon” as a place, including a mobile unit, where the practice of cosmetology is performed by a cosmetologist. Defines “mobile unit” as…

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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 796 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 796 – License Sponsor: Senator Matt Smith (D) Summary: Stipulates that a licensing board shall 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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NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License  Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Current version (5/28/2015): 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…

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PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Re-Introduction – Mobile Barbershop Legislation Package – Barber and Cosmetology Licenses – License

PENNSYLVANIA  Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Re-Introduction – Mobile Barbershop Legislation Package – Barber and Cosmetology Licenses   –  License Summary: During the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, Representative Tommy Sankey (R) plans to re-introduce a legislative package (former H.B. 2085 and H.B. 2086 from the 2013-2014 session) that will allow a…

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NEW YORK A.B. 6012 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK A.B. 6012 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Assemblymember Robin Schimminger (D) Summary: Stipulates that no itinerant vendor, except for a manufacturer, shall offer for sale baby food, nonprescription drugs, cosmetics and batteries. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced in…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1034 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1034 – License Sponsor: Representative Thomas Murt (R) Summary: Allows the State Board of Cosmetology to authorize an owner of a licensed cosmetology salon who converts its cosmetology salon to a limited practice to operate under the owner’s current license until its expiration,…

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ILLINOIS S.B. 454 – License

ILLINOIS S.B. 454 – License Sponsor: Senator Scott Bennett (D) Summary: Current version (4/24/2015):   Repeals the current statute that requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to deny any application for licensure or renewal by a person who has defaulted on an educational…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 888 – Cosmetology Education , License

MINNESOTA S.F. 888 – Cosmetology Education , License Sponsor: Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL) Summary: Final version (5/18/2015): Sets the following fees at the following rates: for temporary registered barbers, military, $85; for temporary barber instructors, military, $180; and for temporary apprentice barbers, military, $80. Increases…

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NEW YORK S.B. 3840 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK S.B. 3840 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Senator Michael Venditto (R) Summary: Stipulates that no itinerant vendor, except for a manufacturer, shall offer for sale baby food, nonprescription drugs, cosmetics and batteries. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 235 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 235 – License  Sponsor: Representative Aaron Michlewitz (D) Summary: Authorizes licensed cosmetologists to perform eyelash tinting procedures provided that: 1) prior to performing eyelash tinting on any client, the cosmetologist must inform the client of the risks associated with the procedure, including that the…

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