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DELAWARE H.B. 346 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

DELAWARE H.B. 346 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Gerald Brady (D) Summary: Current version (5/10/2016): Creates a licensure exemption for individuals engaged solely in the practice of hair braiding. Provides that hair braiding does not include hair cutting, application of dyes, reactive chemicals…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 2067 – License

NEW JERSEY S.B. 2067 – License Sponsor: Assemblymember Anthony Bucco (R) Summary: Exempts certain persons from provisions of “Massage and Bodywork Therapist Licensing Act.” Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 4/21/2016. Introduced; referred to Senate commerce Committee 4/25/2016. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 4200 – Cosmetology Education

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 4200 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: MA House Ways and Means Committee Summary: Amendment #3 (4/25/2016): Exempts private occupational schools from the requirement to register with the Cosmetology and Barbers Board of Registration. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 4/13/2016. Passed…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 5973 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

ILLINOIS H.B. 5973 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Marcus Evans, Jr. (D) Summary: Current version (5/31/2016):  Allows the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to consider an applicant’s prior conviction or convictions but provides that the conviction or convictions may not be the sole basis…

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ARKANSAS H.B. 1064 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ARKANSAS H.B. 1064 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: AR Joint Budget Committee Summary: Appropriates funds for the State Board of Barber Examiners. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/18/2016. Referred to Joint Budget Committee 4/13/2016. Passed Committee 4/21/2016. Passed House 4/27/2016….

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CALIFORNIA S.B. 896 – State Boards of Cosmetology

CALIFORNIA S.B. 896 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Summary: Current version (5/23/2016): Requires an establishment offering nail care services, if it accepts a debit or credit card as payment for nail care services, to also accept a debit or credit…

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CALIFORNIA S.B. 1125 – State Boards of Cosmetology

CALIFORNIA S.B. 1125 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Summary: Current version (3/28/2016): Stipulates that the Board must require an application for an establishment license to include a signed acknowledgment that the applicant understands that the applicant understands that the applicant…

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NEW YORK A.B. 9832 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 9832 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D) Summary: Repeals statute regarding prohibit individuals who are not a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident from becoming licensed in certain professions. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred…

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MARYLAND S.B. 724 – License

MARYLAND S.B. 724 – License  Sponsor: Senator Thomas Miller (D) Summary: Authorizes a license holder to provide no more than 5 ounces of beer or wine by the glass for on premises consumption in a beauty salon. (page 2128) Click Here for Full Text of…

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PENNSYLVANIA 2016 Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: State Board of Cosmetology Consumer Protection Package – State Boards of Cosmetology

PENNSYLVANIA 2016 Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: State Board of Cosmetology Consumer Protection Package – State Boards of Cosmetology Summary: Senator Mario Scavello (R) plans on introducing two bills amending the Cosmetology Law to change the composition of the State Board of Cosmetology. The first bill will change…

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