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State Legislation Update

ARKANSAS H.B. 1953 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ARKANSAS H.B. 1953 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative David Fielding (D) Summary: Creates the State Board of Cosmetology to replace the Cosmetology Technical Advisory Committee. Provides that the Board shall consist of 10 members, including the following: four licensed cosmetologists; two owners of licensed…

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VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education

VERMONT H.B. 461 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Willem Jewett (D) Summary: Prohibits the practice of massage therapy without proper registration and credentials as well as the hiring of unregistered or unauthorized massage therapists. Allows the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation to: 1) provide…

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TEXAS H.B. 2717 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2717 – License  Sponsor: Representative Craig Goldman (R) Summary: Deregulates hair braiding. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/9/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015. Hearing held 4/6/2015. Passed Committee 4/15/2015. Passed House 4/23/2015. Referred to…

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TEXAS H.B. 2720 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2720 – License  Sponsor: Representative Craig Goldman (R) Summary: Current version (5/8/2015): Abolishes shampoo apprentice permits. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version 5/8/2015) Current Text Not Yet Available. Status: Filed 3/9/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015….

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TEXAS H.B. 2613 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2613 – License  Sponsor: Representative Harold Dutton (D) Summary: Allows a state agency to suspend any license issued by the agency to a person who fails to pay an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Click Here for Full Text of…

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TEXAS H.B. 2485 – Salon Safety

TEXAS H.B. 2485 – Salon Safety Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: States the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation may not establish requirements for square footage of floor space, a specific number of chairs, a specific number of sinks, or other facility requirements not related to…

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TEXAS H.B. 2484 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2484 – License  Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: Allows a state agency that issues a license to waive all education, training, experience and examination requirements for obtaining a license for an applicant for the license after reviewing the applicant ’s credentials and…

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WYOMING S.F. 86 – License

WYOMING S.F. 86 – License  Sponsor: Senator R. Ray Peterson (R) Summary: Stipulates that an applicant may be licensed as a massage therapist if the applicant provides documentation acceptable to the Board of Massage Therapy that the applicant: (i) has obtained a high school diploma…

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TEXAS H.B. 2314 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2314 – License  Sponsor: Representative James White (R) Summary: Abolishes the regulation of hair braiding. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/4/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA)…

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NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License  Sponsor: Assembly member Donna Lupardo (D) Summary: Brings massage therapists conducting a teaching demonstration of modalities and techniques under the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary and regulatory authority of the Board of Regents as if they were…

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