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UTAH Legislative Management Committee – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

UTAH Legislative Management Committee – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Summary: During the April 2016 hearing, the Legislative Management Committee will meet to discuss the  Licensing Amendments and to study whether to allow an applicant for licensure under Title 58, Occupations and Professions, to receive a deferral…

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NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 2 – Special Request

NORTH CAROLINA H.B. 2 – Special Request Sponsor: Representative Dan Bishop (R) Summary: Current version (3/23/2016): Requires local boards of education to require every multiple occupancy bathroom or changing facility that is designated for student use to be designated for and used only by students…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 2793 – Cosmetology Education

CALIFORNIA A.B. 2793 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D) Summary: Current version (3/18/2016): Stipulates that ordinance provisions do not apply to an individual engaging in the practice of bowenwork who has been certified by a professional organization. Creates a state-mandated local program to…

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My Iowa Caucus Experience: Kollan Kolthoff

Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States. The caucuses are generally defined as “gatherings of neighbors.” Rather than going to polls and casting ballots, Iowans gather at a set location…

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COLORADO H.B. 1320 – License

COLORADO H.B. 1320 – License Sponsor: Representative Mike Foote (D) Summary: Final  version (5/2/2016): Clarifies that the practice of massage therapy by any person who is licensed and registered to practice medicine, nursing, osteopathy, physiology, chiropractic, podiatry, cosmetology or any other health care profession, as…

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RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7007 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7007 – License  Sponsor: Representative Carlos Tobon (D) Summary: Current version (3/22/2016):  Allows any city or town may, by ordinance, regulate the opening, the presence, the location and the operation of any massage business or massage parlor located or operating within the…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 2802 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 2802 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) Summary: Final version (4/27/2016):  States only a board-licensed school of cosmetology, a postsecondary institution or a board-recognized professional association may be approved by the board to offer continuing education curriculum for credit. States continuing education may…

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OKLAHOMA S.B. 687 – State Boards of Cosmetology

OKLAHOMA S.B. 687 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Anthony Sykes (R) Summary: Current version (3/31/2016): Enacts the Massage Therapy Practice Act.  Prohibits individuals practicing massage therapy from perform diagnosis of illness or disease, electrical stimulation, application of ultrasound or prescribing of medicines. States nothing…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 1310 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 1310 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Chris Eaton (DFL) Summary: Current version (4/12/2016):  Establishes registration for massage and bodywork therapists, and provides for the regulation of massage and bodywork therapists by registration with the Board of Nursing States that Minnesota…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 2745 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 2745 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Melissa Wiklund (DFL Summary: Current version (4/27/2016):  Changes the Board of Barber Examiners membership to consist of four barber members. Removes fees for examination and instruction. Establishes a registered barber must only provide barbering services in…

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