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State Legislation Update

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 – LicenseĀ  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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COLORADO S.B. 31 – License

COLORADO S.B. 31 – License 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 profession…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 2091 – License

VIRGINIA H.B. 2091 – License Sponsor: Delegate Mark L. Keam (D) Summary: Limits the practice of laser hair removal to individuals licensed as master estheticians by the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced, referred to Committee on…

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MISSOURI S.B. 107 – License

MISSOURI S.B. 107 – License Sponsor: Senator David Sater (R) Summary: Provides that professional boards and commissions under the Division of Professional Registration may issue oral or written opinions addressing topics relating to the qualifications, functions, or duties of any profession licensed by a board…

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TEXAS H.B. 845 – License

TEXAS H.B. 845 – License Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: Decreases the hours of instruction needed in a licensed beauty culture school from 1,500 to 1,165; hours of instruction in beauty culture school from 1,000 to 765; and hour of high school related courses…

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TEXAS H.B. 847 – License

TEXAS H.B. 847 – LicenseĀ  Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: States an applicant for a manicurist license must complete 100 hours of commission-approved training in manicuring, a practical examination; 400 hours of instruction in a barber technician/manicurist curriculum in a commission-approved training program, with…

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ARIZONA H.B. 2120 – License

ARIZONA H.B. 2120 – License Sponsor: Representative David Gowan (R) Summary: Current version (3/2/2015): Removes the requirement for the Executive Director to have licensed as a cosmetologist license and practice at least one out of those five years. Changes the license expiration time frame from…

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