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WISCONSIN S.B. 747 – License

WISCONSIN S.B. 747 – License  Sponsor: Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R) Summary: Authorizes the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy by a massage therapy or bodywork therapy extern or intern under the supervision of a licensed massage therapist or bodywork therapist. Requires the Massage Therapy…

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UTAH H.B. 467 – License

UTAH H.B. 467 – License  Sponsor: Representative Norman Thurston (R) Summary: Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the board of each profession that has a time-based licensing requirement to report to the division director about the feasibility of creating a process to…

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IOWA S.F. 2275 – License

IOWA S.F. 2275 – License  Sponsor: Senator Janet Petersen (R) Summary: Exempts African-style hair braiding from the definition of cosmetology. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Committee on State Government 1/13/2016. Hearing held 2/10/2016. Hearing held; passed committee 2/18/2016. Passed Senate…

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RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2428 – License  Sponsor: Senator James Doyle (D) Summary: Current version (6/18/2016): Provides that no person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity shall open a body works establishment for the purpose of providing body works services for hire, compensation or reward without…

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UTAH S.B. 222 – Cosmetology Education, Salon Safety

UTAH S.B. 222 – Cosmetology Education, Salon Safety Sponsor: Senator Stuart Adams (R) Summary: Permits an esthetics school to provide a certain percent of its curriculum online. Includes in unprofessional conduct failing as an instructor to provide direct supervision to students who are providing services to…

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ILLINOIS S.B. 2984 – Cosmetology Education, License

ILLINOIS S.B. 2984 – Cosmetology Education, License Sponsor: Senator Iris Martinez (D) Summary: Final version (3/17/2016):  Amends the Electrologist Licensing Act. Requires a person to complete a total of 600 hours in the study of electrology over a period of not less than 16 weeks nor…

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NEW JERSEY A.B. 3110 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

NEW JERSEY A.B. 3110 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Assemblymember Ronald Dancer (R) Summary: Authorizes the issuance of shop licenses by the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling to shops offering only a combination of skin care specialty services and manicuring services….

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WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 4685 – State Boards of Cosmetology

WEST VIRGINIA H.B. 4685 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Delegate Michael Ihle (R) Summary: Provides that any person added to a board under the provisions of this chapter as a lay member immediately and automatically forfeits his or her membership on the board if…

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TENNESSEE H.B. 2569 – License

TENNESSEE H.B. 2569 – License  Sponsor: Representative Gerald McCormick (R) Summary: Requires the display of a valid license to operate a cosmetology or barbering shop. Requires each shop to operate with a manager or designated manger who will be responsible for the shop’s compliance with…

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IDAHO H.B. 519 – Cosmetology Education , State Boards of Cosmetology

IDAHO H.B. 519 – Cosmetology Education , State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: The House Committee on Business Summary: The board of message therapists shall have the authority to: (1) Establish requirements for a student tuition credit program; and (2) Establish requirements for a temporary license and…

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