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State Legislation Update

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7626 – License

RHODE ISLAND H.B. 7626 – License  Sponsor: Representative Gregg Amore (D) Summary: Provides that an “instructor’s license” shall be granted by the division to any applicant for the license who has held a licensed hairdresser’s and cosmetician’s license, a barber’s license, a manicurist’s license, or…

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MARYLAND S.B. 830 – License

MARYLAND S.B. 830 – License  Sponsor: Senator Joan Carter Conway (D) Summary: Current version (3/8/2016):  Establishes a limited license to provide “hair services-blow drying”. Establishes that an applicant for a limited license to provide hair services – blow drying is to (a) be at least…

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MARYLAND H.B. 700 – Special Request

MARYLAND H.B. 700 – Special Request Sponsor: Delegate Dereck Davis (D) Summary: Establishes that work is not covered employment when performed by a holder of a limited license to provide nail technician services who leases or otherwise agrees to the use of a chair, booth,…

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MARYLAND H.B. 1291 – License

MARYLAND H.B. 1291 – License  Sponsor: Delegate Dereck Davis (D) Summary: Current version (3/10/2016): Establishes a limited license to provide “hair services-blow drying”. Establishes that an applicant for a limited license to provide hair services – blow drying is to (a) be at least 17…

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MARYLAND H.B. 567 – Mobile Licensing

MARYLAND H.B. 567 – Mobile Licensing Sponsor: Delegate Nicholaus Kipke (R) Summary: Current version (3/28/2016): Defines “mobile beauty salon” to mean a beauty salon that is located in a motor vehicle or a trailer that is designed, constructed, and equipped as a place for an…

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KANSAS H.B. 2677 – State Boards of Cosmetology

KANSAS H.B. 2677 – State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: KS House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Summary: Any person, board, commission or similar body who determines the qualifications of individuals for licensure, certification or registration may consider any felony conviction of the applicant that…

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NEW MEXICO S.B. 105 – License

NEW MEXICO S.B. 105 – License  Sponsor: Senator Sue Beffort (R) Summary: Amended version (2/4/2016): Establishes that a state agency, board or commission that issues an occupational or professional license is allowed to issue an expedited license, as soon as practicable, after a person files…

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NEW JERSEY S.B. 1424 – Special Request

NEW JERSEY S.B. 1424 – Special Request Sponsor: Senator Michael Doherty (R) Summary: Removes imposition of sales and use tax on sales of massage, bodywork and somatic services. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee 2/11/2016. About…

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CONNECTICUT H.B. 5131 – Special Request

CONNECTICUT H.B. 5131 – Special Request Sponsor: CT Joint Committee on Public Health Summary: Current version (3/7/2016):  Establishes a task force on nail salons and nail technicians Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Introduced Version) Current Text of Bill Not Yet Available  Status: Introduced; referred…

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ALABAMA S.B. 222 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology

ALABAMA S.B. 222 – License, State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: The Honorable Rodger Smitherman (D) Summary: Amends the Alabama Massage Therapy Licensure Act. Expands the persons exempt from the chapter and deletes any reference to a temporary permit to practice massage therapy. Grants the Board…

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