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State Legislation Update

Indiana H.B. 1303 – License (Cosmetology)

INDIANA H.B. 1303 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Jud McMillin (R) Summary: Establishes a procedure for individuals to apply to the professional licensing agency to allow qualified individuals to become state certified and be placed on the electronic registry of professions. Requires a private certifying…

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Virginia S.B. 811 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

VIRGINIA S.B. 811 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator John Watkins (R) Summary: Creates the Water Protection and Toxic Chemicals Advisory Committee. Provides that the Committee is to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the State Department of Health in developing recommendations for the…

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Texas H.B. 672 – License (Cosmetology)

TEXAS H.B. 672 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Representative Celia Israel (D) Summary: States a licensing authority may not consider the immigration status of an applicant for a license in determining whether to issue or renew the license. States a licensing authority that requires an applicant…

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New York A.B. 825 – Special Request

NEW YORK A.B. 825 – Special Request Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Provides a nail specialist, aggrieved by a health and safety violation or retaliatory action, a private right of action against an appearance enhancement business employer or third party client. Allows such aggrieved…

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Colorado S.B. 31 – License (Cosmetology)

COLORADO S.B. 31 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Senator Owen Hill (R) Summary: Provides that a person does not need to obtain licensure to practice an occupation or profession during the person’s first year in the state if: they are authorized to practice that occupation or…

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Alaska H.B. 14 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

ALASKA H.B. 14 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative Andy Josephson (D) Summary: Prohibits the manufacture, sale or offering for sale of a cosmetic that contains synthetic plastic microbeads. Defines “synthetic plastic microbeads” as intentionally added, nonbiodegradable, solid plastic particles that measure less than five…

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New York A.B. 517 – Salon Safety

NEW YORK A.B. 517 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Requires the Department of Health to review the existing medical and scientific literature, published reports and articles regarding the potential health hazards associated with the use of ultraviolet nail drying devices and…

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Vermont H.B. 4 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

VERMONT H.B. 4 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Representative David Deen (D) Summary: Prohibits, by January 1, 2017, the manufacture of personal care products that contain microbeads, with the exception of over-the-counter-drugs. Prohibits, by January 1, 2018, the sale, offering for sale, offering for promotion…

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New York A.B. 647 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements

NEW YORK A.B. 647 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Creates “The Mercury Free Water Resources and Mercury Reduction Management Strategy Act.” Prohibits a manufacturer or wholesaler from selling to a retailer a mercury-added toy or game, mercury-added cosmetics, or any…

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New York A.B. 526 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK A.B. 526 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Prohibits the manufacturing, distribution and sale of nail polish and nail hardener containing dibutyl phthalates (DBP), toluene or formaldehyde. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Prefiled 1/6/2015. Introduced; referred to…

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