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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1190 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1190 – License  Sponsor: Representative Tommy Sankey (R) Summary: Allows a barber or cosmetologist to practice in a mobile setting. Defines “salon” as a place, including a mobile unit, where the practice of cosmetology is performed by a cosmetologist. Defines “mobile unit” as…

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NEW YORK Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) Orders Emergency Measures for Nail Salon Workers – License

NEW YORK Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) Orders Emergency Measures for Nail Salon Workers – License  Summary: Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) introduced draft language for a comprehensive legislative package that would increase protections for nail salon workers. According to Governor Cuomo, “The rights of nail salon…

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INDIANA S.B. 511 – License

INDIANA S.B. 511 – License  Sponsor: Senator Ron Alting (R) Summary: Provides that massage therapists are governed by the health professions standards of practice. Currently, massage therapists are governed by the professional licensing standards of practice. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced;…

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DELAWARE H.B. 123 – License

DELAWARE H.B. 123 – License  Sponsor: Representative Paul Baumbach (D) Summary: Decreases the amount of years that an individual must prove they worked in another state to three out of the past five years when seeking to obtain a license through the Board of Cosmetology through…

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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 796 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 796 – License Sponsor: Senator Matt Smith (D) Summary: Stipulates that a licensing board shall issue a license to a military spouse to allow the military spouse to practice the military spouse’s profession or occupation in Pennsylvania if, upon application to the licensing…

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MICHIGAN H.B. 4381 – License

MICHIGAN H.B. 4381 – License  Sponsor: Representative Chris Afendoulis (R) Summary: Final version (4/15/2015): Changes the fees through 2019 for a person licensed or seeking licensure as a barber, student barber, student instructor or barber instructor or for a person seeking licensure to operate barbershop or barber college….

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NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 5113 – License  Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Reduces the number of persons someone may aid or abet in the use of a professional title before they may be guilty of a class E felony from three to one. Stipulates that…

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PENNSYLVANIA Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Re-Introduction – Mobile Barbershop Legislation Package – Barber and Cosmetology Licenses – License

PENNSYLVANIA  Co-Sponsorship Memorandum: Re-Introduction – Mobile Barbershop Legislation Package – Barber and Cosmetology Licenses   –  License Summary: During the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, Representative Tommy Sankey (R) plans to re-introduce a legislative package (former H.B. 2085 and H.B. 2086 from the 2013-2014 session) that will allow a…

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NEW YORK A.B. 6012 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK A.B. 6012 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Assemblymember Robin Schimminger (D) Summary: Stipulates that no itinerant vendor, except for a manufacturer, shall offer for sale baby food, nonprescription drugs, cosmetics and batteries. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced in…

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OKLAHOMA H.B. 2168 – License

OKLAHOMA H.B. 2168 – License  Sponsor: Representative Mark McCullough (R) Summary: Final version (4/20/2015): Allows the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to deny, revoke, suspend or refuse to renew any license, certificate or registration that it is authorized to issue because of a conviction of…

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