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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 63 – License (Cosmetology)

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 63 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R) Summary: Allows the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs to expunge the disciplinary record of a licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to…

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MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License (Cosmetology)

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Deborah Dixon (D) Summary: Provide that applicants for licenses issued by the board of barber examiners and the state board of cosmetology must take the examination in person at the location designated by the board, and show…

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WASHINGTON H.B. 1380 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

WASHINGTON H.B. 1380 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative Joan McBride (D) Summary: States that as of January 1, 2018, a person may not produce or manufacture a personal care product containing synthetic plastic microbeads in the state of Washington. States that as of January…

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MASSACHUSETTS S.D. 784 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MASSACHUSETTS S.D. 784 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Kenneth Donnelly (D) Summary: Relates to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products. Bill text is not yet available. Status: Filed 1/15/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the rights of…

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MASSACHUSETTS S.D. 1051 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MASSACHUSETTS S.D. 1051 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Karen Spilka (D) Summary: Prohibits the use of Bisphenol-A in consumer products. Text not yet available. Status: Filed 1/15/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the rights of every member and is…

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WYOMING H.B. 50 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

WYOMING H.B. 50 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative James W. Byrd (D) Summary: Defines “microbeads” and “personal care products” in regards to the prohibition of the sale or offering of sale, at retail and wholesale, of cosmetics or personal care products containing microbeads. Defines…

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MINNESOTA H.F. 143 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

MINNESOTA H.F. 143 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative Joe Mullery (DFL) Summary: Prohibits the sale and offering for sale of a personal care product that contains microplastics after July 1, 2016. Provides that this does not include personal care products containing microplastics in fewer…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 1697 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

VIRGINIA H.B. 1697 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Delegate David Bulova (D) Summary: Prohibits, by January 1, 2018, the production and manufacture, within the State, of personal care products that contain microbeads, with the exception of over-the-counter-drugs. Prohibits, by January 1, 2019, accept for sale…

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IOWA H.F. 31 – License (Cosmetology)

IOWA H.F. 31 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Dawn Pettengill (R) Summary: Provides that a person practicing cosmetology on a more than casual basis, regardless of whether the person is compensated, is required to be licensed with the board of cosmetology arts and sciences. Specifes…

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NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NEW YORK S.B. 1118 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Kenneth LaValle (R) Summary: Requires each board appointed by the Board of Regents to have three consumer representatives appointed to three-year terms. Specifies that one representative must be appointed by the Governor, one by…

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