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KENTUCKY S.B. 269 – License

KENTUCKY S.B. 269 – License Sponsor: Representative Larry Clark (D) Summary: Defines “natural hair braiding” as a service of twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding hair by hand or with mechanical devices. Exempts persons engaged in “natural hair braiding” from requirements for licensure. Click…

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LOUISIANA S.B. 112 – License, Mobile Licensing

LOUISIANA S.B. 112 – License, Mobile Licensing Sponsor: Representative Regina Barrow (D) Summary: Final version (5/24/2016):  Provides for the regulation of mobile salons by the State Board of Cosmetology. Provides that beginning on June 1, 2017, the Board is authorized to issue a certificate of registration…

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SOUTH CAROLINA S.J.R. 1131 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

SOUTH CAROLINA S.J.R. 1131 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: SC Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee Summary: Establishes the regulations of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Barber Examiners, relating to Minimum Requirements for Licensing of Cosmetologists as Master Hair…

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ALABAMA H.B. 344 – License

ALABAMA H.B. 344 – License  Sponsor: Representative Jimmy Martin (R) Summary: Renames the Board of Cosmetology and would clarify that all barbers practicing barbering in the State are exempt from regulation by the board. Phases out the membership of barbers on the board and would…

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WISCONSIN S.B. 747 – License

WISCONSIN S.B. 747 – License  Sponsor: Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R) Summary: Authorizes the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy by a massage therapy or bodywork therapy extern or intern under the supervision of a licensed massage therapist or bodywork therapist. Requires the Massage Therapy…

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UTAH H.B. 467 – License

UTAH H.B. 467 – License  Sponsor: Representative Norman Thurston (R) Summary: Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the board of each profession that has a time-based licensing requirement to report to the division director about the feasibility of creating a process to…

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IOWA S.F. 2275 – License

IOWA S.F. 2275 – License  Sponsor: Senator Janet Petersen (R) Summary: Exempts African-style hair braiding from the definition of cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Committee on State Government 1/13/2016. Hearing held 2/10/2016. Hearing held; passed committee 2/18/2016. Passed Senate…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Doyle (D) Summary: Current version (6/18/2016): Provides that no person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity shall open a body works establishment for the purpose of providing body works services for hire, compensation or reward without…

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UTAH S.B. 222 – Cosmetology Education, Salon Safety

UTAH S.B. 222 – Cosmetology Education, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Stuart Adams (R) Summary: Permits an esthetics school to provide a certain percent of its curriculum online. Includes in unprofessional conduct failing as an instructor to provide direct supervision to students who are providing services to…

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ILLINOIS S.B. 2984 – Cosmetology Education, License

ILLINOIS S.B. 2984 – Cosmetology Education, License Sponsor: Senator Iris Martinez (D) Summary: Final version (3/17/2016):  Amends the Electrologist Licensing Act. Requires a person to complete a total of 600 hours in the study of electrology over a period of not less than 16 weeks nor…

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