PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

TEXAS H.B. 2314 – License

TEXAS H.B. 2314 – License  Sponsor: Representative James White (R) Summary: Abolishes the regulation of hair braiding. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Filed 3/4/2015. Introduced; referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee 3/16/2015.  Failed upon adjournment 6/1/2015. About PBA Government Affairs…

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NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 871 – License  Sponsor: Assembly member Donna Lupardo (D) Summary: Brings massage therapists conducting a teaching demonstration of modalities and techniques under the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary and regulatory authority of the Board of Regents as if they were…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 3655 – License

ILLINOIS H.B. 3655 – License  Sponsor: Representative Daniel Burke (D) Summary: Current version (4/17/2015):  Allows an individual to become certified as an eyelash technician upon application to the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, completion of an eyelash extension application training program and payment of the…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 3545 – License

ILLINOIS H.B. 3545 – License  Sponsor: Representative Mark Batinick (R) Summary: Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2026. Amends the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics,…

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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: Current version (6/23/2015):  Broadens the exemption to provisions regulating cosmetology disciplines for persons: who prepare individual’s hair solely for professional photograph or theatrical performance; applying temporary makeup; and combing hair, brushing hair, braiding hair, applying hair…

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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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