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State Legislation Update

NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 623 – License

NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 623 – License  Sponsor: Senator Stan Bingham (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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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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ARKANSAS S.B. 1041 – License

ARKANSAS S.B. 1041 – License  Sponsor: Representative Bill Sample (R) Summary: Final version (3/17/2015): Reduces the required hours of training for: a cosmetologist to 1,200 hours; a manicurist to 480 hours; and for an aesthetician 480 hours. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Final version…

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OREGON H.B. 2642 – Special Request

OREGON H.B. 2642 – Special Request Sponsor: Representative Val Hoyle (D) Summary: Current version (3/30/2015):  Prohibits an esthetician from practicing advanced nonablative esthetics procedures unless the esthetician is certified by the Board of Certified Laser Estheticians. Stipulates that the Health Licensing Office shall issue a 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. About…

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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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NEVADA S.B. 370 – Cosmetology Education , License

NEVADA S.B. 370 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D) Summary: Current version (4/10/2015): Prohibits the State Barbers’ Health and Sanitation Board from administering any aspect of the examination for a license as an instructor of the practice of barbering. Requires the…

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NEVADA A.B. 409 – License

NEVADA A.B. 409 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Victoria Seaman (R) Summary: Current version (5/13/2015): States that the term “cosmetology” does not include the occupation of a makeup artist, thereby exempting makeup artists from the licensing and regulatory provisions governing cosmetology. Eliminates the requirement that an…

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NEVADA A.B. 246 – License

NEVADA A.B. 246 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Irene Bustamante Adams (D) Summary: Current version (4/10/2015): Prohibits advertising in any manner that is misleading or inaccurate with respect to the provision of any services relating to the practice of cosmetology. Introduced version: Establishes procedures for the…

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ALABAMA H.B. 285 – License

ALABAMA H.B. 285 – License  Sponsor: Representative Elaine Beech (D) Summary: States that schools of cosmetology and barbering provide training programs above the secondary level. Requires a cosmetology school to admit a regular student only a person who has earned a recognized high school diploma, or the…

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