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State Legislation Update

MINNESOTA H.F. 1260 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA H.F. 1260 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Linda Slocum (DFL) Summary: Increases fees for three-year licenses, initial license applications and license renewals for initial practitioners, managers or instructors, salons and schools. Increases administrative fees for homebound service permits and certifications of licensure. Creates new…

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MINNESOTA S.F. 737 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 737 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator Alice Johnson (DFL) Summary: Current version (3/2/2015): Increases fees for three-year licenses, initial license applications and license renewals for initial practitioners, managers or instructors, salons and schools. Increases administrative fees for homebound service permits and certifications of…

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OREGON S.B. 699 – License

OREGON S.B. 699 – License Sponsor: Senator Ginny Burdick (D) Summary: Broadens the exemption to provisions regulating cosmetology disciplines for persons who prepare individual’s hair solely for professional photograph or theatrical performance. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 2/24/2015. Referred to Business and…

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ARKANSAS H.B. 1617 – State Boards of Cosmetology

ARKANSAS H.B. 1617 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Fredrick Love (D) Summary: Transfers the State Board of Barber Examiners to the Department of Health. Creates the Barber Technical Advisory Committee to replace the State Board of Barber Examiners. Click Here for Full Text…

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PBA Mississippi State Captain Leisa McElreath Shares Her Advocacy Story

Leisa McElreath is an active State Captain in her home state of Mississippi. She keeps close watch on any and all legislation that could affect the industry she loves. She shared some thoughts on why she feels being involved in government affairs, and becoming an…

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ALASKA H.B. 131 – License

ALASKA H.B. 131 – License  Sponsor: Representative Lynn Gattis (R) Summary: Current version (4/14/2015): Requires an applicant for an examination to manicuring to have successfully completed 250 hours of instruction in manicuring from a school of manicuring or hairdressing licensed if applying for a license to practice manicuring. Allows…

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OKLAHOMA S.B. 583 – License

OKLAHOMA S.B. 583 – License  Sponsor: Senator Ralph Shortey (R) Summary: Current version (2/26/2015): States that for purposes of issuing any license for a profession, occupation or trade authorized within the state or for the practice of any profession, occupation or trade by the issuance…

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ILLINOIS H.R. 111 – Cosmetology Education

ILLINOIS H.R. 111 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative LaShawn Ford (D) Summary: Encourages the Illinois Workforce Investment Board to add cosmetology programs, including barber and beauty schools, to its list of programs eligible to receive grants from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Click Here…

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MARYLAND H.B. 1167 – License

MARYLAND H.B. 1167 – License  Sponsor: Delegate Nicholaus Kipke (R) Summary: Authorizes the practice of cosmetology in a mobile beauty salon. Defines “mobile beauty salon” as a beauty salon that is located in a motor vehicle or a trailer that is designed, constructed and equipped…

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IOWA S.S.B. 1235 – License

IOWA S.S.B. 1235 – License  Sponsor: The Senate Committee on State Government Summary: Requires barbers to complete no more than three hours of continuing education every two years. Prohibits members of the Board of Barbering from providing such continuing education. Click Here for Full Text…

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