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State Legislation Update

ALABAMA S.B. 209 – Cosmetology Education , License

ALABAMA S.B. 209 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Senator Cam Ward (R) Summary: States that schools of cosmetology and barbering provide training programs above the secondary level. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development 3/11/2015….

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TEXAS S.B. 1193 – License

TEXAS S.B. 1193 – License  Sponsor: Senator Royce West (D) Summary: Removes hair braiding from licensing requirements. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/10/2015. Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 3/17/2015. Hearing held 4/16/2015. Passed Committee 4/21/2015. About PBA Government Affairs…

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TEXAS H.B. 2846 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2846 – License  Sponsor: Representative Craig Goldman (R) Summary: Abolishing hair weaving licenses and certificates for the practice of barbering or cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/10/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015. About PBA…

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MAINE L.D. 847 – License

MAINE L.D. 847 – License  Sponsor: Senator Anne Haskell (D) Summary: Permits hair braiding without a barbering or cosmetology license. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced, referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development 3/11/2015. Hearing held 4/13/2015.  Working session scheduled 4/16/2015….

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IOWA S.F. 434 – License

IOWA S.F. 434 – License  Sponsor: The Senate Committee on State Government Summary: Requires barbers to complete no more than three hours of continuing education every two years. Prohibits members of the Board of Barbering from providing such continuing education. Click Here for Full Text…

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ALABAMA S.B. 206 – License

ALABAMA S.B. 206 – License Sponsor: Senator Tom Whatley (R) Summary: Authorizes the use of neck brushes in the practice of cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development 3/10/2015. Hearing held; passed 3/18/2015. About…

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TEXAS S.B. 1179 – License

TEXAS S.B. 1179 – License  Sponsor: Senator Don Huffines (R) Summary: Makes changes to types of services that are require a cosmetology license. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/10/2015. Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 3/17/2015. About PBA Government Affairs…

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ARKANSAS H.B. 1953 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ARKANSAS H.B. 1953 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative David Fielding (D) Summary: Creates the State Board of Cosmetology to replace the Cosmetology Technical Advisory Committee. Provides that the Board shall consist of 10 members, including the following: four licensed cosmetologists; two owners of licensed…

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VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education

VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Willem Jewett (D) Summary: Prohibits the practice of massage therapy without proper registration and credentials as well as the hiring of unregistered or unauthorized massage therapists. Allows the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation to: 1) provide…

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TEXAS H.B. 2717 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2717 – License  Sponsor: Representative Craig Goldman (R) Summary: Deregulates hair braiding. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/9/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015. Hearing held 4/6/2015. Passed Committee 4/15/2015. Passed House 4/23/2015. Referred to…

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