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State Legislation Update

VERMONT S.B. 127 – License

VERMONT S.B. 127 – License Sponsor: Representative Brian Campion (D) Summary: Proposes a study committee to investigate the necessity of massage therapist licensure. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Health and Welfare Committee 3/12/2015. Hearing held; committed to Government Operations…

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TEXAS H.B. 4069 – Cosmetology Education , License

TEXAS H.B. 4069 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Representative Wayne Smith (R) Summary: Current version (5/8/2015):  States barbering or cosmetology definition does not include threading in the context of this bill.  Adds requirement of at least two years of work experience as a licensed…

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TEXAS H.B. 3263 – License

TEXAS H.B. 3263 – License  Sponsor: Representative Ryan Guillen (D) Summary: Prohibits the governing body of a municipality from adopting or enforcing any ordinance, rule or regulation that establishes requirements for the business activities of a state licensee within the municipality or the municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. Click…

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TEXAS H.B. 3325 – Cosmetology Education

TEXAS H.B. 3325 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Roland Gutierrez (D) Summary: Current version (4/15/2015): States the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation may approve an application for a permit for a barber school if the school has adequate space, equipment, and instructional material, as determined…

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TEXAS H.B. 3301 – License

TEXAS H.B. 3301 – License  Sponsor: Representative Eddie Rodriguez (D) Summary: States an individual, regardless of the individual’s immigration status, is considered to be a state citizen if the individual: (1) is a resident of this state and a citizen of the United States; or…

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ALABAMA S.B. 209 – Cosmetology Education , License

ALABAMA S.B. 209 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Senator Cam Ward (R) Summary: States that schools of cosmetology and barbering provide training programs above the secondary level. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development 3/11/2015….

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TEXAS S.B. 1193 – License

TEXAS S.B. 1193 – License  Sponsor: Senator Royce West (D) Summary: Removes hair braiding from licensing requirements. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/10/2015. Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 3/17/2015. Hearing held 4/16/2015. Passed Committee 4/21/2015. About PBA Government Affairs…

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TEXAS H.B. 2846 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2846 – License  Sponsor: Representative Craig Goldman (R) Summary: Abolishing hair weaving licenses and certificates for the practice of barbering or cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/10/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015. About PBA…

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MAINE L.D. 847 – License

MAINE L.D. 847 – License  Sponsor: Senator Anne Haskell (D) Summary: Permits hair braiding without a barbering or cosmetology license. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced, referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development 3/11/2015. Hearing held 4/13/2015.  Working session scheduled 4/16/2015….

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IOWA S.F. 434 – License

IOWA S.F. 434 – License  Sponsor: The Senate Committee on State Government Summary: Requires barbers to complete no more than three hours of continuing education every two years. Prohibits members of the Board of Barbering from providing such continuing education. Click Here for Full Text…

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