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State Legislation Update

NEW YORK S.B. 6777 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6777 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Expands the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours and only…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6774 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6774 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Requires the lobby area or entrance of a licensed massage therapist office be clearly visible from the outside. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Consumer Protection Committee…

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NEW YORK S.B. 6773 – License

NEW YORK S.B. 6773 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joseph Addabbo (D) Summary: Provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs in the City of New York has the authority over provisions relating to the practice of massage therapy in New York City. Click Here for Full…

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WEST VIRGINIA H.C.R. 78 – State Boards of Cosmetology

WEST VIRGINIA H.C.R. 78 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Delegate Gary Howell (R) Summary: Requests that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study professional and occupational licensing boards. Requires the Joint Committee report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2017, on its…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 2125 – Indoor Air Quality

CALIFORNIA A.B. 2125 – Indoor Air Quality Sponsor: Assemblymember David Chiu (D) Summary: Current version (4/5/2016) : Requires the State Department of Public Health to publish guidelines ,including one or more model ordinances, for cities, counties, and city and counties to implement local healthy nail…

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PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1864 – Cosmetology Education

PENNSYLVANIA H.B. 1864 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Julie Harhart (R) Summary: States that cosmetology schools are permitted to charge the public a reasonable fee for student clinical work. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to House Professional Licensure Committee 2/18/2016. …

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TENNESSEE S.B. 1526 – License

TENNESSEE S.B. 1526 – License  Sponsor: Senator Mike Bell (R) Summary: Extends the Tennessee massage licensure board six years to June 30, 2022. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 1/12/2016. Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee 1/13/2016. Recommended for passage; passed committee;…

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CALIFORNIA A.B. 2025 – State Boards of Cosmetology

CALIFORNIA A.B. 2025 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D) Summary: Current version (4/18/2016): Requires that the Board of Licensing and Cosmetology to offer and make available all written material provided to licensees and applicants in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Requires to…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 1690 – Cosmetology Education , License

NEW JERSEY S.B. 1690 – Cosmetology Education , License Sponsor: Senator Anthony Bucco (R) Summary: Establishes that to be eligible for licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist, an applicant must complete a minimum of 500 hours in class study in the field of massage…

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CONNECTICUT H.B. 5072 – Cosmetology Education

CONNECTICUT H.B. 5072 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement Summary: Final version (4/22/2016): Includes a hospital-based occupational school, barber school or hairdressing school under the definition of “private occupational school” to create consistency among the various sub-baccalaureate certificate programs. Click…

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