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State Legislation Update

Mississippi H.B. 1279 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 1279 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Becky Currie (R) Summary: Creates a State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to regulate the practices of cosmetology and barbering in Mississippi. Adds the name “State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering” to existing provisions of…

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Louisiana S.B. 637 – State Boards of Cosmetology

LOUISIANA S.B. 637 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Mack White (R) Summary: Authorizes all registered cosmetology schools to do the following: (1) Offer a course of practical training and technical instruction extending over a period of not less than nine consecutive months and…

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Iowa S.F. 2346 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

IOWA S.F. 2346 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Joe Bolkcom (D) Summary: Prohibits the manufacturing, sale or distribution of a soap, hand sanitizer or toothpaste containing triclosan. Requires a manufacturer to use the least toxic alternative when replacing triclosan in the manufacturing of such products….

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Minnesota H.F. 3158 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA H.F. 3158 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Jean Wagenius (DFL) Summary: States that a manufacturer or distributor of a children’s product offered for sale in the State which contains a priority chemical must provide the name of the priority chemical and its Chemical Abstracts…

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Rhode Island S.B. 2802 – License (Cosmetology)

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2802 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Health to inspect and approve the locations of all barber shops and charge a fee for inspection. Allows the state police to close unlicensed barbershops and penalize…

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Ohio S.B. 304 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

OHIO S.B. 304 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Senator Michael Skindell (D) Summary: Bans the retail or wholesale sale of any cosmetics or personal care products containing microbeads. Defines “microbeads” as micro-polymer particles, less than five millimeters in diameter, that are made of synthetic or…

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Missouri H.B. 2198 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions , License (Cosmetology)

MISSOURI H.B. 2198 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions , License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Jeffrey Justus (R) Summary: Allows a person to comb, braid and curl hair without a cosmetology license provided they conduct the practice without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Click Here for Full Text…

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New Jersey A.B. 3083 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW JERSEY A.B. 3083 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Patrick Diegnan (D) Summary:¬†Prohibits the production, manufacture, and sale of all personal cosmetic products containing microbeads. States under the provisions of the substitute, the timeline phasing out the production, manufacture and sale of microbead-containing personal care…

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Minnesota S.F. 2908 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA S.F. 2908 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL) Summary: No person shall offer for sale in Minnesota any personal care products, cosmetics or cleaning products containing triclosan. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced and referred to Health, Human Services…

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Minnesota S.F. 2192 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA S.F. 2192 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator John Marty (DFL) Summary:¬† Final Version (5/12/2014): Prohibits retailers from selling cleaning products containing triclosan that are used for sanitizing or hand and body cleansing, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Amends current Minnesota Statue to include the definition…

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