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IDAHO H.B. 23 – License

IDAHO H.B. 23 – License  Sponsor: House Committee on Health and Welfare Summary: Creates an exemption that allows individuals licensed in another state, territory or country to provide massage therapy to patients and clients temporarily in Idaho participating in an organized athletic event or affiliated with…

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CONNECTICUT S.B. 985 – License (Cosmetology)

CONNECTICUT S.B. 985 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees Summary: Current version (4/1/2015): States the Department of Public Health a Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians may adopt recommendations for minimum standards of apprenticeship and for related and supplementary…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 552 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 552 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Representative Angel Cruz (D) Summary: Prohibits retailers and individuals from selling baby formula, baby food, over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics after their expiration date. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to House Judiciary…

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NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase. – License

NEW JERSEY Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling fee increase. – License (Cosmetology) Summary: Governor Chris Christie (R) has proposed a list of twenty-three fee increases to take affect during the fiscal year 2015. One of the proposed fee increases includes an increase in licenses…

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MICHIGAN H.B. 4052 – License

MICHIGAN H.B. 4052 – License Sponsor: Representative Earl Poleski (R) Summary: Limits the powers of units of local government to adopt, enforce or administer certain local mandates for employers. Prohibits local minimum wage, benefit or leave requirements. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status:…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 2657 – Cosmetology Education, License

MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 2657 – Cosmetology Education, License Sponsor: Representative John Lawn (D) Summary: Provides for an act relative to cosmetology. Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 1/16/2015. Outlook: This measure is a House Docket. Text will not be made available until after the measure…

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MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 1729 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.D. 1729 – License Sponsor: Representative David Vieira (R) Summary: Provides an act amending occupation requirements for barbers. Bill text not yet available. Status: Filed 1/15/2015. Outlook: This measure is a House Docket. Text will not be made available until after the measure has…

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ALABAMA H.B. 14 – License

ALABAMA H.B. 14 – License  Sponsor: Representative Randall Shedd (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 by the board. Revises the membership of…

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MARYLAND H.B. 1124 – License

MARYLAND H.B. 1124 – License  Sponsor: Delegate William Smith (D) Summary: Requires individuals to be licensed by the State Board of Cosmetologists to provide natural hair care styling services in the State. Establishes the qualifications and examination requirements for applicants for a limited license to provide…

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TENNESSEE S.B. 964 – License

TENNESSEE S.B. 964 – License  Sponsor: Senator Mike Bell (R) Summary: Current version (3/10/2015): Requires every holder of a registration under the barbering laws to promptly notify the board of any change in mailing address within 30 calendar days of such change. States every holder…

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