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State Legislation Update

TENNESSEE S.B. 2534 – License

TENNESSEE S.B. 2534 – License  Sponsor: Senator Ken Yager (R) Summary: Requires the display of a valid license to operate a cosmetology or barbering shop. Requires each shop to operate with a manager or designated manger who will be responsible for the shop’s compliance with…

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WASHINGTON Governor Jay Inslee (D) Calls For Special Session – Special Request

WASHINGTON Governor Jay Inslee (D) Calls For Special Session – Special Request Summary: Governor Jay Inslee (D) called for a special session late March 10 to “urge legislators to complete budget negotiations.” To further encourage budget negotiations, Governor Inslee vetoed 27 bills and stated that…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7914 – License  Sponsor: Representative Sherry Roberts (R) Summary: Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding. Defines “natural hair braiding” as a service of twisting, wrapping, weaving,…

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HAWAII H.C.R. 77 – Special Request

HAWAII H.C.R. 77 – Special Request Sponsor: Representative Calvin Say (D) Summary: Requests the Department of Taxation to conduct a study on whether a state luxury tax would be beneficial to help with issues such as lack of affordable housing, homelessness and adequately funding public…

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HAWAII H.R. 39 – Special Request

HAWAII H.R. 39 – Special Request Sponsor: Representative Calvin Say (D) Summary: Requests the Department of Taxation to conduct a study on whether a state luxury tax would be beneficial to help with issues such as lack of affordable housing, homelessness and adequately funding public…

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HAWAII S.B. 2863 – License

HAWAII S.B. 2863 – License  Sponsor: Senator Ronald Kouchi (D) Summary: Committee version (4/1/2016): Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of massage therapy laws by massage therapist or massage therapy establishment license issued by the board, or is designated the principal massage…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2699 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2699 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Doyle (D) Summary: Allows any city or town by ordinance to regulate the opening of, the presence of, the location, and the operation of any massage business or parlor or business offering massage services, within the…

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MINNESOTA H.F. 644 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA H.F. 644 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Nick Zerwas (R) Summary: Current version (4/6/2016): Enacts the Massage Therapy Practice Act. Clarifies that the following section applies to massage and bodywork therapy performed by individuals registered with the Board of Nursing: (i) Prohibits…

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LOUISIANA S.B. 341 – Cosmetology Education, License, State Boards of Cosmetology

LOUISIANA S.B. 341 – Cosmetology Education, License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Daniel Martiny (R) Summary: Adds that the person licensed or certified shall not offer massage therapy services to the public with or without supervision or hold out any employee as being a…

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LOUISIANA H.B. 903 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

LOUISIANA H.B. 903 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Mike Huval (R) Summary: Provides that applicants  for license examinations are responsible for costs of exams administered by a third-party testing company at the board’s testing center or at an off-site testing center. Makes changes…

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