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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1034 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1034 – License Sponsor: Representative Thomas Murt (R) Summary: Allows the State Board of Cosmetology to authorize an owner of a licensed cosmetology salon who converts its cosmetology salon to a limited practice to operate under the owner’s current license until its expiration,…

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ILLINOIS S.B. 454 – License

ILLINOIS S.B. 454 – License Sponsor: Senator Scott Bennett (D) Summary: Current version (4/24/2015):   Repeals the current statute that requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to deny any application for licensure or renewal by a person who has defaulted on an educational…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 888 – Cosmetology Education , License

MINNESOTA S.F. 888 – Cosmetology Education , License Sponsor: Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL) Summary: Final version (5/18/2015): Sets the following fees at the following rates: for temporary registered barbers, military, $85; for temporary barber instructors, military, $180; and for temporary apprentice barbers, military, $80. Increases…

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NEW YORK S.B. 3840 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK S.B. 3840 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Senator Michael Venditto (R) 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; referred…

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LOUISIANA H.B. 711 – State Boards of Cosmetology

LOUISIANA H.B. 711 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Stuart Bishop (R) Summary: Stipulates that an applicant is responsible for all costs assessed by the testing service contracted by the Board of Cosmetology for administering the national theory examination conducted at the board’s testing…

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ALABAMA H.B. 423 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

ALABAMA H.B. 423 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Jimmy Martin (R) Summary: Renames the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to the State Board of Cosmetology. Exempts barbers from licensing and regulation by the board. Increases the number of active cosmetologists serving…

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TEXAS H.B. 3742 – License

TEXAS H.B. 3742 – License  Sponsor: Representative Wayne Smith (R) Summary: Allows the Commission of the Department of Licensing and Regulation or the executive director to waive any prerequisite for obtaining a license if the applicant currently holds a similar license issued by another jurisdiction…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 235 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 235 – License  Sponsor: Representative Aaron Michlewitz (D) Summary: Authorizes licensed cosmetologists to perform eyelash tinting procedures provided that: 1) prior to performing eyelash tinting on any client, the cosmetologist must inform the client of the risks associated with the procedure, including that the…

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TEXAS S.B. 1080 – License

TEXAS S.B. 1080 – License  Sponsor: Senator Kevin Eltife (R) Summary: States that the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation may, instead of or in addition to another sanction, may order a license holder to pay a refund to a consumer or perform a service…

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NEVADA A.B. 269 – License

NEVADA A.B. 269 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Brent A. Jones (R) Summary: States that a natural person has a right to engage in a lawful occupation within this State free from any substantial burden contained within an occupational regulation unless the governmental entity or regulatory…

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