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WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2131 – Cosmetology Education

WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2131 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Delegate Gary Howell (R) Summary: Expands the definition of hair braiding to include when an individual performs interweaving or interlocking manufactured materials around human hair for compensation. Exempts hair shampoo assistants and hair braiding professionals from licensure…

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MAINE L.D. 85 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MAINE L.D. 85 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Thomas Saviello (R) Summary: Prohibits (1) the manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads after December 31, 2017; (2) the accepting for sale a personal care product,…

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NEW YORK S.B. 2591 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK S.B. 2591 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Jose Serrano (D) Summary: Prohibits, on and after April 1, 2017, a retailer from selling or offering for sale a children’s product that intentionally contains formaldehyde, including formaldehyde contained in a solution or ingredients that chemically…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 181 – License (Cosmetology)

CALIFORNIA A.B. 181 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: CA Assembly Business and Professions Committee Summary: Extends provisions providing for the licensure and regulation of barbers and cosmetologists by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in the Department of Consumer Affairs until January 1, 2020. Click…

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MISSISSIPPI S.B. 2497 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MISSISSIPPI S.B. 2497 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Nickey Browning (D) Summary: Provides that all fees received by the State Board of Cosmetology shall be deposited into the state General Fund and the operations of the board shall be funded subject to appropriations…

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WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2132 – Cosmetology Education

WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2132 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Delegate Gary Howell (R) Summary: Exempts basic barbers from licensure by the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Allows anyone to practice barbering in the state who: 1) Is at least eighteen years of age; 2) Has not…

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MISSISSIPPI H.B. 765 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 765 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Charles Young (D) Summary: Authorizes the Governor to remove any member of the State Board of Cosmetology for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence, neglect of duty or other sufficient cause. Click Here for Full Text of Bill…

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MISSISSIPPI H.B. 767 – License (Cosmetology)

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 767 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Deborah Dixon (D) Summary: Provides for the issuance of a hair braider’s license by the State Board of Cosmetology for persons who engage in the practice of hair braiding for compensation. Click Here for Full Text of…

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FLORIDA S.B. 374 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

FLORIDA S.B. 374 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Eleanor Sobel (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Health, in consultation with other state agencies, to publish an initial list of at least 50 chemicals of high concern by January 1, 2016. Requires the Department to review…

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NEW YORK A.B. 2997 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK A.B. 2997 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Steven Englebright (D) Summary: Prohibits, beginning December 1, 2017, a person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation from selling or offering for sale any toy containing bisphenol A. Prohibits, beginning December 1, 2017, a…

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