RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2682 – License (Cosmetology)

Sponsor: Senator Joshua Miller (D)

Summary: Final Version (4/10/2014): Permits barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians to provide their services outside of their salon as long as they acquire an additional license from the Department of Health.

Specifies that no provision may restrict or prohibit any person licensed from providing services to an individual outside a licensed shop as part of a special occasion event, such as a wedding or prom, so long as those services are limited to hair styling and makeup, and the health and sanitation standards expected of licensees in licensed shops are followed.

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Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Commerce Committee 3/5/2014. Hearing held, recommended for study 3/13/2014. Hearing held, amended, reported 4/10/2014. Passed Senate 5/1/2014. Received in House, referred to House Corporation Committee 5/7/2014. Hearing held, reported 6/10/2014. Passed House, sent to Governor Lincoln Chafee (D) 6/18/2014. Signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee (D) 7/3/2014.

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