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Texas Congressman Supports Fair Tax Laws for Small Businesses

Fighting for fair tax legislation for small business owners has been a major focus for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) over the past several years. The Small Business Tax Equalization and Compliance Act (H.R. 1957), commonly known as the FICA Tip Tax Legislation, would provide…

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Beware The “D” Word: Cosmetology Licensing Under Attack

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs Deregulation has become a “four-lettered word” in the beauty industry. Major media outlets, such as National Public Radio (NPR), The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, multiple local newspapers, and online blogs, have printed articles attacking occupational licensing…

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California Green Chemistry Initiative Comment Deadline This Week

The deadline to submit your comments ends this week!  Don’t miss your opportunity to sign onto our letter to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  You can add your personal comments to the letter, click here to send your comments today! Every part of…

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Pending California Regulations Will Affect ALL Cosmetic and Personal Care Products

Don’t Miss the California Green Chemistry Webinar hosted by ICMAD! This webinar will be a practical in-depth look at what the California Department of Toxic Substances Control will be able to do if the regulations go into effect. Monday, October 1, 2012 2:00 p.m. –…

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New Colorado Regulations Could Affect Your Scope of Practice

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies – Barber/Cosmetology has submitted a proposal for new regulations that could affect the scope of practice for Colorado licensed professionals.  The new date for the hearing on the proposed new regulations has not been set. PBA urges you to review…

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California Green Chemistry Regulations Deadline Approaching

by Doug Schoon The California cosmetics industry will soon undergo some very big changes. The California Green Chemistry Initiative (CGCI) officially came into existence in 2008 when then Gov. Schwarzenegger signed two pieces of legislation that established an advisory panel of scientists, known as the…

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Attention New Jersey Merchants: New Gift Card Law to Hit Sept. 1

Are you a New Jersey merchant who sells and/or accepts gift cards? An amendment to the New Jersey Gift Card Redemption law is set to take effect on September 1, 2012. The amendment will allow gift card holders to request a cash redemption on gift…

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PBA Creates Webpage for Green Chemistry Regulations

PBA’s Government Affairs Department has put together a webpage with extensive information regarding California’s proposed Green Chemistry Regulations. Click here to go to the Green Chemistry page! This page is designed to provide you with the most comprehensive information regarding California’s proposed Green Chemistry Regulations….

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Sen. Brown Tours Essential Salon Products in Massachusetts, Learns About Beauty Industry

PBA Board Member and Government Affairs Advocate Renee Shakour of Essential Salon Products in Westborough, Mass., welcomed U.S. Senator Scott P. Brown (R) of Massachusetts last week to talk about the position of the beauty industry in our economy and the need for tax fairness…

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Attention California Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers

California is currently in the midst of the 45-day comment period for the Safer Consumer Product Regulations (green chemistry regulations). The days are dwindling and the September 11th due date for comments will be upon us quickly. This package is far more extensive than in…

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