As of April 11, 2019, beauty industry state legislation has experienced several
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Arizona House Bill 2569 (Petersen) would be the strongest reciprocity bill in the country for all occupations in Arizona.
Status: Signed by Governor Ducey.
Cosmetologists already receive full reciprocity in the state of Arizona, however PBA still showed support for the bill.
Arizona Senate Bill 1401 (Ugenti-Rita) would deregulate blow-drying, styling, and shampoo services.
Status: Awaiting Governor Ducey’s signature.
Bridget met with every member of the House Regulatory Affairs Committee and persuaded the Republican members to consider a student permit on the House floor. The bill’s sponsor would not agree to the amendment, thus making it hostile. After 90 minutes of debate, the bill passed by a slim margin and on a party-line vote.
Arkansas Senate Bill 410 (Cooper) would fully deregulate barbering.
Status: Withdrawn by sponsor.
Bridget shared opposition with the bill sponsor.
California Assembly Bill 193 (Patterson), in its original form, would delete shampooing another person from the practice of barbering and cosmetology, would delete the act of applying makeup on another person from the specialty practice of skin care, and would delete nail care from the practice of cosmetology.
Status: Re-referred to Committee on Business and Professions.
Working directly with our lobbyist in California, Bridget persuaded the bill’s sponsor to amend the bill and remove the portion deregulating nail care.
Indiana House Bill 1271 (Wesco) states that if an individual is required to have an occupational license to practice an occupation, the individual may practice the occupation without a license if a signed disclosure is provided to the consumer before entering into a contract.
Status: Missed crossover deadline; died.
Maryland House Bill 1203 (Queen) and Senate Bill 564 (Patterson) would allow cosmetology students to take licensing exams after completing 1,200 hours of schooling.
Status: Withdrawn after unfavorable committee report; died.
Campaigns were launched for each bill. The assigned committees reported the bill unfavorable.
Minnesota Senate File 2623 (Koran) would allow municipalities to regulate salons but would not allow them to regulate occupational licenses. The bill would repeal the state boards of barber examiners and cosmetology.
Status: Did not meet committee deadline; died.
Minnesota House File 2249 (Gomez +6) and Senate File 696 (Koran +4) would completely deregulate eyelash extension services.
Status: Did not meet committee deadline; died.
Bridget worked directly with the Minnesota Salon Spa Professional Association and Kati created and launched a campaign.
Mississippi House Bill 376 (Foster) would ensure the state board of cosmetology issue a license by reciprocity to any cosmetologist, esthetician or manicurist from any other state who presents to the board a notarized copy of his/her license from another state or a notarized copy of a certificate showing his or her graduation from an accredited school of cosmetology, accompanied by the required reciprocity fee.
Status: Left in committee; died.
Montana House Bill 581 (Knudsen) would require timely licensure by professional and occupational boards.
Status: Signed by Senate President.
Bridget spoke with the bill sponsor to show support for the bill.
North Dakota House Bill 1345 (Nathe) would deregulate hair braiding and threading.
Status: Passed Senate.
A campaign was launched to oppose this bill. Unfortunately, it passed unanimously in both chambers.
Texas House Bill 2444 (Thompson) and Senate Bill 1507 (Schwertner) would decrease cosmetology hours from 1,500 to 1,000.
Status: Referred to Committees.
A campaign has been launched and we are working with industry advocate Holly Thalman to message the committees asking that these bills be rolled into the legislation to study specialty licenses (See Texas House Bill 1705 summary below).
Texas House Bill 1705 (Shaheen) would completely deregulate the cosmetology and barbering licenses.
Status: The sponsor of this bill has decided not to go forward with the bill as written and will move to legislation that will direct the state licensing agency to perform a study of specialty licenses. Bridget and Holly Thalman have reached out to be included in the study.
Tennessee House Bill 320 (Littleton) and Senate Bill 1185 (White), as introduced, would deregulate natural hairstyling.
Status: Assigned Senate Committee (HB 320), Passed Senate (SB 1185).
Campaigns were launched to oppose these bills. The bills were amended to keep the natural hairstyling license intact, require hair braiding to register with the Board and complete 16 hours of education and pay $30 biennial registration fee. Hair braiders must post a notice indicating they are not licensed and cannot call themselves natural hairstylists.
Washington House Bill 1491 (House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee) and Senate Bill 5717 would requires an employer to: (1) At the time of hire, provide a new covered employee a written good faith estimate of the employee’s work schedule; (2) Provide a written work schedule at least fourteen calendar days before the first day of the work schedule; (3) Compensate an employee for each employer-requested change to the employee’s written work schedule that occurs after the required advance notice; and (4) When additional hours of work become available, offer the additional hours to existing employees before hiring new employees.
Washington House Bill 1515 (House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee) and Senate Bill 5513 would establish the employee fair classification act which addresses prevailing wages, wage deductions, the wage payment act, the minimum wage act, unemployment insurance, industrial insurance, and the employer-employee relationship.
Washington Senate Bill 5326 (Keiser + 4) would prohibit anyone with a salon/shop license from leasing, subleasing, or providing space at the licensed location to a person providing cosmetology or hair design as part of a separate business to be conducted by the person.
West Virginia House Bill 2697 (Howell +4) and Senate Bill 492 would completely deregulate all occupational licenses as long as the consumer is made aware, via a signed disclosure form, that the service would be unregulated.
A campaign was launched to oppose this bill.