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State Legislation Update

OKLAHOMA S.B. 687 – State Boards of Cosmetology

OKLAHOMA S.B. 687 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Anthony Sykes (R) Summary: Current version (3/31/2016): Enacts the Massage Therapy Practice Act.  Prohibits individuals practicing massage therapy from perform diagnosis of illness or disease, electrical stimulation, application of ultrasound or prescribing of medicines. States nothing…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 1310 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 1310 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Chris Eaton (DFL) Summary: Current version (4/12/2016):  Establishes registration for massage and bodywork therapists, and provides for the regulation of massage and bodywork therapists by registration with the Board of Nursing States that Minnesota…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 2745 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 2745 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Melissa Wiklund (DFL)   Summary: Current version (4/27/2016):  Changes the Board of Barber Examiners membership to consist of four barber members. Removes fees for examination and instruction. Establishes a registered barber must only provide barbering services…

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MINNESOTA H.F. 3024 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA H.F. 3024 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Linda Runbeck (R) Summary: Changes the Board of Barber Examiners membership to consist of four barber members. Removes fees for examination and instruction. Establishes a registered barber must only provide barbering services in a registered barber…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 3561 – License

NEW JERSEY A.B. 3561 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember John DiMaio (R) Summary: Clarifies cosmetology and hairstyling licensee’s ability to hold multiple practicing licenses simultaneously. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/15/2016. Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee 4/4/2016. About PBA Government Affairs…

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HAWAII S.R. 74 – Special Request

HAWAII S.R. 74 – Special Request Sponsor: Senator Ronald Kouchi (D) Summary: Requests the Department of Taxation to conduct a study on whether a state luxury tax would be beneficial to help with issues such as lack of affordable housing, homelessness and adequately funding public…

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HAWAII S.C.R. 108 – Special Request

HAWAII S.C.R. 108 – Special Request Sponsor: Senator Ronald Kouchi (D) Summary: Requests the Department of Taxation to conduct a study on whether a state luxury tax would be beneficial to help with issues such as lack of affordable housing, homelessness and adequately funding public…

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TENNESSEE S.B. 2534 – License

TENNESSEE S.B. 2534 – License  Sponsor: Senator Ken Yager (R) Summary: Requires the display of a valid license to operate a cosmetology or barbering shop. Requires each shop to operate with a manager or designated manger who will be responsible for the shop’s compliance with…

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WASHINGTON Governor Jay Inslee (D) Calls For Special Session – Special Request

WASHINGTON Governor Jay Inslee (D) Calls For Special Session – Special Request Summary: Governor Jay Inslee (D) called for a special session late March 10 to “urge legislators to complete budget negotiations.” To further encourage budget negotiations, Governor Inslee vetoed 27 bills and stated that…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License  Sponsor: Representative Sherry Roberts (R) Summary: Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding. Defines “natural hair braiding” as a service of twisting, wrapping, weaving,…

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