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Take Action! Indiana and New Hampshire Propose De-regulation of Cosmetology Licenses

Indiana and New Hampshire legislative alerts from the Professional Beauty Association and NCEA. Please consider taking action on the following.

Indiana legislative alert

HB 1006—A bill for an act to amend the Indiana code concerning professions and occupations.

Repeals the law governing the following professions, including their professional licensing boards and licenses:

  1. Beauty culture (cosmetologists and barbers).
  2. Commission on dietetic registration and licensure of dietitians.
  3. Hearing aid dealers.
  4. Private investigator firms.
  5. Security guards.

Makes conforming and technical changes. The bill has had a fiscal impact study done on it and published. The cost to the state is $203,044 to staff and maintain the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. The 2011 revenue collected as a result of barbering and cosmetology licenses is $983,646 (a difference of $780,602 after costs for administration of staff for the board).

Link for HB 1006 Action Alert:http://www.votervoice.net/groups/pba/advocacy/?issueid=27052

Link for Indiana House Bill 1009 - 2012 Second Regular Session: http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2012&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=HB&docno=1006#latest_info

The Bill is sponsored by Rep. David Wolkins (Republican) from District 18. He has been in the Indiana General Assembly since 1988. E-mail for State Representative David A. Wolkins:h18@IN.gov

The bill is currently in the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2012&request=getCommittee&committee_name=Employment%2C+Labor+and+Pensions&chamber=H

Committee Members Include: Chair Representative Douglas Gutwein, District 16 (R) Vice Chair Representative Sue Ellspermann, District 74 (R) Members: Bill Davis (R-33), Robert D. Morris (R-84), Mike Speedy (R-90), Greg Steuerwald (R-40), Jerry Torr (R-39), Timothy Wesco (R-21), David L. Niezgodski (D-7), John Bartlett (D-95), Craig Fry (D-5), Clyde Kersey (D-43), Chuck Moseley (D-10). Email addresses for members of the Indiana State Assembly are as follows: h#@IN.gov

New Hampshire legislative alert

HB 1265 establishes criteria for the regulation of occupations and professions by boards and commissions, and that an individual may engage in a legal occupation (such as cosmetology) without being subject to laws that regulate the occupation or profession. The bill also creates a committee to determine the appropriate level of regulation for each occupation or profession. Licensing and regulation of the cosmetology industry ensures proper training and protects the health and safety of consumers. Sign this letter and express your opposition to HB 1265 in New Hampshire.

 

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