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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 that prohibition against production or manufacture of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads would commence January 1, 2015. Click Here…

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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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MINNESOTA H.F. 2542 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

Minnesota H.F. 2542 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative Melissa Hortman (DFL) Summary: Current Version (3/26/2014): Amends current Minnesota Statue to include the definition of “Intentionally added chemical” to mean a chemical in a product that serves an intended function in the product. States no…

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Massachusetts H.B. 3974 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 3974 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Joint Committee on Public Health Summary: Requires that any manufacturer who distributes, sells, offers for sale or manufactures for sale cosmetic products report to the Department of Public Health (DPH) on the use of any unsafe cosmetic ingredient…

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Minnesota S.F. 2802 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA S.F. 2802 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator John Marty (DFL) Summary: States the Pollution Control Agency shall study the impact polyethylene and other plastic microbeads in the state’s surface waters, and examine the impact on aquatic ecosystems and human health. Requires the agency Commissioner…

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Arizona S.B. 1314 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ARIZONA S.B. 1314 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Al Melvin (R) Summary: Current version (3/20/2014) extends the sunset of the Board of Barbers to July 1, 2022 and repeals the Board on January 1, 2023. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status:…

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