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State Legislation Update

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 765 – State Boards of Cosmetology

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 765 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Representative Charles Young (D) Summary: Authorizes the Governor to remove any member of the State Board of Cosmetology for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence, neglect of duty or other sufficient cause. Click Here for Full Text of Bill…

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MISSISSIPPI H.B. 767 – License

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 767 – License Sponsor: Representative Deborah Dixon (D) Summary: Provides for the issuance of a hair braider’s license by the State Board of Cosmetology for persons who engage in the practice of hair braiding for compensation. Click Here for Full Text of Bill…

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RHODE ISLAND H.R. 5147 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.R. 5147 – License Sponsor: Representative Arthur Corvese (D) Summary: Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility and regulations necessary to implement approval inspections for barbershop, hairdresser, and cosmetician locations and apprenticeship programs from February…

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INDIANA H.B. 1562 – License

INDIANA H.B. 1562 – License  Sponsor: Representative Dennis Zent (R) Summary: Current version (2/18/2015): Requires individuals who hold professional licenses issued by the professional licensing agency to notify the professional licensing board of any criminal convictions not later than 90 days after the entry of…

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NEW HAMPSHIRE H.B. 364 – License

NEW HAMPSHIRE H.B. 364 – License  Sponsor: Representative Patrick Abrami (R) Summary: Authorizes the office of professional licensing to establish a June 30 billing and license renewal cycle for each profession and occupation administered by the office. Establishes a 2-year license, rather than an annual…

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WISCONSIN S.B. 5 – License

WISCONSIN S.B. 5 – License Sponsor: Senator Robert Wirch (D) Summary: Requires a state office, department, board, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, commission, council, or independent agency in the executive branch, the legislature, or the courts (licensing agency) to require an applicant for issuance or…

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VIRGINIA H.B. 1816 – License

VIRGINIA H.B. 1816 – License Sponsor: Delegate L. Kaye Kory (D) Summary: Removes “threading” from the practice of esthetics and from what a licensed esthetician can provide to the public for compensation. Eliminates references to: 1) Barber Instructor; 2) Body Piercing School; 3) Cosmetology Instructor;…

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NEW YORK A.B. 2042 – Cosmetology Education , License

NEW YORK A.B. 2042 – Cosmetology Education , License  Sponsor: Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow (D) Summary: Specifies that the advisory committee comprised of members of the appearance enhancement industry will consult with the State Education Department to develop a professional curriculum that is inclusive of…

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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 63 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 63 – License  Sponsor: Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R) Summary: Allows the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs to expunge the disciplinary record of a licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate…

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MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License

MISSISSIPPI H.B. 419 – License  Sponsor: Representative Deborah Dixon (D) Summary: Provide that applicants for licenses issued by the board of barber examiners and the state board of cosmetology must take the examination in person at the location designated by the board, and show an…

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