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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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MAINE L.D. 1109 – Cosmetology Education

MAINE L.D. 1109 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Catherine Nadeau (R) Summary: Allows a cosmetology student of the now-closed Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion, Inc., who has at least 1,000 hours of the required 1,500 instruction hours for licensure in cosmetology to fulfill the…

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NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 504 – License

NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 504 – License  Sponsor: Senator Rick Gunn (R) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Allows a motor home to be used as a mobile salon for the practice of cosmetic art. Requires the Board to issue a license to operate a mobile salon to…

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NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 469 – State Boards of Cosmetology

NORTH CAROLINA S.B. 469 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Fletcher Hartsell (R) Summary: States that occupational licensing boards include the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, the North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners and the State Board of Barber Examiners. Requires the…

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