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NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

NEW YORK A.B. 8636 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Prohibits the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Bill text not available yet. Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Economic Development Committee 12/23/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates…

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SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 4574 – License, Mobile Licensing, State Boards of Cosmetology

SOUTH CAROLINA H.B. 4574 – License, Mobile Licensing, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative L. Kit Spires (R) Summary: Creates the Electrology Licensure Committee, an advisory committee under the auspices of the board appointed by the Governor. Clarifies in this measure the powers of duties…

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MISSOURI H.B. 1770 – License

MISSOURI H.B. 1770 – License  Sponsor: Representative Shamed Dogan (R) Summary: Stipulates that no person shall engage in the practice of hair braiding without first registering with the Missouri Board of cosmetology. Defines “Hair Braider” as any person who, for compensation, engages in the practice…

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Arizona State Captain Takes Next Step in Career

Catalina Rojas recently joined the PBA State Captain Program after some research and looking into the impacts of deregulation. After feeling like she would also like to make a difference, and wanting to take her career to the next level, she reached out to find…

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FLORIDA S.B. 1050 – License

FLORIDA S.B. 1050 – License  Sponsor: Senator Jeff Brandes (R) Summary: Current version (2/2/2016): Establishes that license or registration is not required for a person whose occupation or practice is confined solely to adding polish to fingernails, toenails, hair wrapping and or body wrapping. Click Here…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 4686 – License

NEW JERSEY A.B. 4686 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Charles Mainor (D) Summary: Permits cosmetology and hairstyling licensees to operate a mobile facility to provide their services. Establishes that a cosmetology and hairstyling licensees to render services in a mobile facility, provided that any motor vehicle…

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FLORIDA H.B. 591 – License

FLORIDA H.B. 591 – License  Sponsor: Representative Holly Merrill Raschein (R) Summary: Requires an electrologist who uses a laser or pulsed-light device must be certified by a nationally recognized electrology organization in the use of these devices and must have the appropriate training for each…

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OKLAHOMA S.B. 867 – License

OKLAHOMA S.B. 867 – License  Sponsor: Senator Josh Brecheen (R) Summary: Repeals the Barber establishment license (initial) and Barber establishment license (renewal) fees. States that any person having a valid license as a barber who was required to be licensed a barber establishment beginning November…

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FLORIDA S.B. 504 – License

FLORIDA S.B. 504 – License  Sponsor: Senator Denise Grimsley (R) Summary: Current version (12/1/2015): Requires a licensee who uses a laser or pulsed-light device in a laser hair removal procedure to be certified by a nationally recognized electrology organization in the use of these devices…

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FLORIDA H.B. 261 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

FLORIDA H.B. 261 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Representative Chris Latvala (R) Summary: Removes the requirement for a person who manufactures, packages, repackages, labels or relabels a cosmetic in the State to register such cosmetic biennially with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation….

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