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New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase – License (Cosmetology)

NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase – License (Cosmetology) Summary: Governor Chris Christie (R) has proposed a list of twenty-three fee increases to take affect during the fiscal year 2015. One of the proposed fee increases includes an increase in licenses…

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Louisiana H.C.R. 145 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

LOUISIANA H.C.R. 145 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Austin Badon (D) Summary: Requests that the Department of Health and Hospitals study and prepare a report about the health effects of formaldehyde in children’s personal care products prior to the 2015 legislative session. Requires the report…

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Ohio H.B. 532 – License (Cosmetology)

OHIO H.B. 532 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Kritsina Roegner (R) Summary: Provides that examinations for licensure for any branch of cosmetology must assess the ability of a prospective cosmetology professional to maintain a safe and sanitary place of service delivery. The board may develop…

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Minnesota H.F. 2402 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA H.F. 2402 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Tina Liebling (DFL) Summary: Final Version (5/15/2014): Requires the commissioner of health to develop recommendations on ways to minimize triclosan health risks. Click Here for Bill Text – Final Version Status: Introduced and referred to Health and…

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Ohio S.B. 333 – License (Cosmetology)

OHIO S.B. 333 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Kris Jordan (R) Summary: Provides that examinations for licensure for any branch of cosmetology must assess the ability of a prospective cosmetology professional to maintain a safe and sanitary place of service delivery. The board may develop…

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Rhode Island H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 8139 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Final version (5/1/2014): Provides that a licensed manicurists, estheticians, barbers, hairdressers and cosmeticians may provide services to an individual outside a licensed shop as part of a special occasion event such as…

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HAWAII S.B. 2067 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

HAWAII S.B. 2067 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Senator Josh Green (D) Summary: Introduced version (2/5/2014): Prohibits the sale, delivery for sale, holding for sale or offering for sale of any dietary supplements that do not conform to the good manufacturing practices set forth…

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ALASKA S.B. 188 – License (Cosmetology)

ALASKA S.B. 188 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Dennis Egan (D) Summary: Establishes a Board of Massage Therapists. Requires the Board to provide: 1. An examination of applicants by the Board or through a nationally recognized competency examination approved by the Board and issue licenses…

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New York S.B. 7018 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

NEW YORK S.B. 7018 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Senator Mark Grisanti (R) Summary: Current version (6/15/2014) S.B. 7018-A: Prohibits the sale of personal care products or cosmetics containing microbeads. States that, upon application by a manufacturer, in a form to be determined by the…

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South Carolina H.B. 5063 – License (Cosmetology)

SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 5063 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Eric Bedingfield (R) Summary: Repeals law establishing the rules for registration, training, term and renewal of registration of hair braiding practitioners. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to House Committee on Medical,…

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