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TEXAS H.B. 3742 – License

TEXAS H.B. 3742 – License  Sponsor: Representative Wayne Smith (R) Summary: Allows the Commission of the Department of Licensing and Regulation or the executive director to waive any prerequisite for obtaining a license if the applicant currently holds a similar license issued by another jurisdiction…

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TEXAS H.B. 3713 – License

TEXAS H.B. 3713 – License  Sponsor: Representative Matt Schaefer (R) Summary: Grants municipalities the authority to institute more stringent standards for occupational licenses. Defines “occupational license” as a license, permit, registration certificate, or other evidence of authority that is: (A) issued by a licensing authority;…

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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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