PBA Advocacy
State Legislation Update

OHIO S.B. 213 – License

OHIO S.B. 213 – License  Sponsor: Senator Kris Jordan (R) Summary: Current version (1/26/2016): Adds shampooing to boutique services. Allows the State Board of Cosmetology two years to develop a pre-test for certification Makes clarifying changes to the composition and duties of the State Board of Cosmetology….

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FLORIDA S.B. 176 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products)

FLORIDA S.B. 176 – Sales Restrictions (Legal Products) Sponsor: Senator Jeff Brandes (R) Summary: Removes the requirement for a person who manufactures, packages, repackages, labels or relabels a cosmetic in the State to register such cosmetic biennially with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation….

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NEW YORK A.B. 8382 – License

NEW YORK A.B. 8382 – License  Sponsor: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D) Summary: Adds eyebrow threading services to the definition of practice of esthetics. Defines the practice of “esthetics” as providing for a fee, or any consideration or exchange, whether direct or indirect, services to enhance the appearance…

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PBA State Captain Leads Lobby Day in Austin

Holly Vaught, State Captain for Texas, has been involved with the legislative process in her state for over ten years. As a school owner and salon owner in San Antonio, she quickly saw the need to gain a better understanding of the government oversight taking…

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Florida State Captain: “Regulation keeps us relevant”

Nickie Jenkins-Wooten wears several beauty industry hats: Cosmetology Educator and Director of Regency Beauty Institute in Jacksonville, FL; Owner of Posh & Clever Concept Boutique, and advocate for her fellow industry members in Florida (and beyond) as a PBA State Captain! Once she joined her fellow…

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WISCONSIN A.B. 307 – License

WISCONSIN A.B. 307 – License  Sponsor: Representative David Murphy (R) Summary: States that a complimentary and alternative health care (CAHC( practitioner does not violate the prohibition on engaging in the practice of cosmetology with respect to the provision of CAHC services to a client if the…

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ILLINOIS H.B. 4264 – Cosmetology Education

ILLINOIS H.B. 4264 – Cosmetology Education Sponsor: Representative Frances Ann Hurley (D) Summary: States that a program of study for an individual seeking licensure as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, hair braider or nail technician must include both domestic violence and sexual assault education. Requires that for a program of…

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OKLAHOMA Interim Study: Regulation and Licensing of the Massage Therapy Industry – License

OKLAHOMA Interim Study: Regulation and Licensing of the Massage Therapy Industry – License  Summary: The Senate has filed a request to conduct an interim study to examine the need to regulate and license the massage therapy industry. This study has been referred to the Senate…

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PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License

PENNSYLVANIA S.B. 964 – License  Sponsor: Senator Rob Teplitz (D) Summary: States that a licensing board must issue a license to a military spouse to allow the military spouse to practice the military spouse’s profession or occupation in Pennsylvania if, upon application to the licensing…

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WISCONSIN A.B. 21 – License

WISCONSIN A.B. 21 – License  Sponsor: WI Joint Finance Committee Summary: Amended version (7/7/2015):  Lengthens the licensure period for a series of professional credentials from two to four years, including cosmetology, barbering, cosmetology instructors and barbering schools. Click Here for Full Text of Bill (Current Version…

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