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MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 276 – License

MASSACHUSETTS H.B. 276 – License  Sponsor: Representative David Vieira (R) Summary: Allow hairdressers with two years of experience to become barbers. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 1/15/2015. Referred to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure 3/10/2015. About PBA Government Affairs…

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TEXAS S.B. 1604 – License

TEXAS S.B. 1604 – License  Sponsor: Senator Don Huffines (R) Summary: Abolishes the regulation of hair braiding. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/12/2015. Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 3/23/2015.  Failed upon adjournment 6/1/2015. About PBA Government Affairs The Professional…

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TEXAS H.B. 4068 – Cosmetology Education

TEXAS H.B. 4068 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Wayne Smith (R) Summary: Current version (4/15/2015):  Increases the minimum required refund of unearned tuition that barber schools and beauty license culture schools are responsible to pay a student pursuant to the required refund policy. Calculates the rate…

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TEXAS H.B. 4081 – Cosmetology Education

TEXAS H.B. 4081 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Matt Rinaldi (R) Summary: Requires a barber instructor to have worked as a Class A barber for at least two years immediately preceding an application in order to obtain an instructor license. Click Here for Full Text of Bill…

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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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