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State Legislation Update

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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NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 191 – License

NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 191 – License  Sponsor: Representative Michelle Presnell (R) Summary: Revises the fee schedule for barbers by increasing all fees. Removes the provision that allows the Board of Barber Examiners to impose a civil penalty in a situation where a registered barber’s certificate…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 2043 – Indoor Air Quality

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 2043 – Indoor Air Quality Sponsor: Representative David Rogers (D) Summary: Establishes a division of indoor environments within the Department of Public Health (DPH). Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 1/14/2015. Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health 3/11/2015. Hearing…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 221 – Cosmetology Education , License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 221 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Representative John Lawn (D) Summary: Allows the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbers to make reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary for the proper conduct of schools, qualifications of instructors, courses of study and hours…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 276 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 276 – License  Sponsor: Representative David Vieira (R) Summary: Allow hairdressers with two years of experience to become barbers. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 1/15/2015. Referred to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure 3/10/2015. Hearing held 12/1/2015.  Referred…

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VERMONT S.B. 127 – License

VERMONT S.B. 127 – License Sponsor: Representative Brian Campion (D) Summary: Proposes a study committee to investigate the necessity of massage therapist licensure. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Health and Welfare Committee 3/12/2015. Hearing held; committed to Government Operations…

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VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education

VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Willem Jewett (D) Summary: Prohibits the practice of massage therapy without proper registration and credentials as well as the hiring of unregistered or unauthorized massage therapists. Allows the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation to: 1) provide…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 3655 – License

ILLINOIS H.B. 3655 – License  Sponsor: Representative Daniel Burke (D) Summary: Current version (12/7/2015): Makes a technical change in language to the The Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version 12/7/2015) Status: Introduced; referred…

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