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MASSACHUSETTS S.B. 2461 – Cosmetology Education , License

MASSACHUSETTS S.B. 2461 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Senator Mark Montigny (D) Summary: Creates a board of registration in “bodywork therapy” consisting of 3 members who are residents of the commonwealth appointed by the governor and shall all be licensed bodywork therapists engaged in…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 4450 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 4450 – License  Sponsor: MA Conference Committee Summary: Stipulates that a “mobile business” that provides cosmetology services must be licensed by the State of Massachusetts. (pg. 271-274) Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 6/29/2016. Passed House 6/30/2016. Passed Senate; sent…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 1322 – License

CALIFORNIA A.B. 1322 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Tom Daly (D) Summary: Current version (6/30/2016): Allows the serving of beer or wine without a license as part of a beauty salon or barber shop service. Stipulates that there be no extra charge or fee for the…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 2414 – Cosmetology Education , License

NEW JERSEY S.B. 2414 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Senator Nicholas Scutari (D) Summary: Revises “Massage and Bodywork Therapist Licensing Act” to require certain class study and examination requirements. Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 6/23/2016. Introduced; referred to Senate Commerce Committee 6/27/2016….

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DELAWARE H.B. 415 – License

DELAWARE H.B. 415 – License  Sponsor: Representative Stephen Smyk (R) Summary: Grants the Department of Health and Social Services with authority to provide for and regulate the sanitary control of facilities that operate as massage parlors, massage therapy centers, bodywork centers, and other facilities providing…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2456 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2456 – License  Sponsor: Senator Leonidas Raptakis (D) Summary: Adds instructing in any approved school of barbering or hairdressing and cosmetic therapy, and manicuring or esthetics to the Issuance of licenses — Qualifications of applicants sections. States that an “instructor’s license” shall be…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8309 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8309 – License  Sponsor: Representative William O’Brien (D) Summary: Provides that no license shall be issued to any person under this chapter unless the applicant for the license: (1) Is at least eighteen years of age; (2) Is a citizen of the…

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NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 1007 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 1007 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Jonathan Jordan (R) Summary: Current version (6/16/2016): Provides that, in regards to the qualifications for a certificate as a registered barber, such person must have received a high school diploma or its equivalency or…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 2163 – State Boards of Cosmetology

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 2163 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Dom Costa (D) Summary: Requires that a licensed salon owner who moves, vacates, or transfers a license, resubmit all variance requests to the Board. Requires the Board to publish their meeting agenda on their website…

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PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Proximity of Salons – Salon Safety

PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Proximity of Salons – Salon Safety Summary: During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Representative Dom Costa (D) plans to introduce legislation that would provide for the proximity of salons under the same or adjoining roof. The legislation will require that a salon that…

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