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State Legislation Update

NEW YORK S.B. 2970 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 2970 – License  Sponsor: Senator Martin Golden (R) Summary: Adds prostitution offenses as grounds for suspension or revocation of a license and imposition of a fine on nail specialists, natural hair stylists, estheticians, cosmetologists or appearance enhancement businesses. Allows any license or…

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MISSOURI H.B. 790 – License

MISSOURI H.B. 790 – License Sponsor: Representative Shamed Dogan (R) Summary: States that no person will engage in hair braiding in the state of Missouri without first registering with the State Board of Cosmetology. Allows the board to charge each registrant a fee of not…

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NEVADA A.B. 89 – License

NEVADA A.B. 89 – License Sponsor: NV Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee Summary: Requires a regulatory body to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant if the applicant is an active member of, or the spouse an active member of, the Armed Forces of…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 246 – License

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 246 – License  Sponsor: Representative George Dunbar (R) Summary: Allows licensed barbers who have three years of experience or licensed manager-barbers with one year of experience as of January 1, 2015 to opt to become licensed as a barber-teacher without examination. Specifies that…

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KENTUCKY H.B. 239 – Cosmetology Education

KENTUCKY H.B. 239 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Joni Jenkins (D) Summary: Current version (2/11/2015): Requires an applicant for a probationary license to practice barbering to possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or transcript from an institution that is recognized by the educational authority…

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NEW YORK A.B. 3324 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 3324 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Keith Wright (D) Summary: Expands the definition of a beauty salon and barber to include hair braiding or nail care services. Includes hair braiding and nail care as covered by the rules and regulations of the city…

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WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2133 – Cosmetology Education

WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 2133 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Delegate Gary Howell (R) Summary: Provides that licensed barbers that have been licensed for more than 10 years are exempt from continuing education requirements. Requires the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists approve for credit for continuing education…

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HAWAII H.B. 358 – Cosmetology Education

HAWAII H.B. 358 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Bob McDermott (R) Summary: Establishes the Leeward Coast Educational Renewal Pilot Project to be implemented by a working group that may implement the Berman report recommendations regarding education methodology for Leeward coast schools or other core curriculum…

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IOWA S.F. 81 – Cosmetology Education

IOWA S.F. 81 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Senator Pam Jochum (D) Summary: Allows a student who receives a vocational-technical tuition grant to use the grant at a barber school or a school of cosmetology arts and sciences at an institution that is accredited by a…

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ALABAMA S.B. 8 – License

ALABAMA S.B. 8 – License  Sponsor: Senator Tom Whatley (R) Summary: Changes the name of the board from the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to the State Board of Cosmetology. Exempts all barbers from licensing and regulation. Revises the membership of the board to…

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