RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2802 – License (Cosmetology)

Sponsor: Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (D)

Summary: Requires the Department of Health to inspect and approve the locations of all barber shops and charge a fee for inspection. Allows the state police to close unlicensed barbershops and penalize the proprietor if he or she failed to apply for the proper license. Allows a qualified non-high school graduate to become an apprentice barber.

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Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee 3/25/2014. Failed upon adjournment 6/21/2014.

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