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TAKE ACTION NOW: Connecticut and Missouri Skin Care Professionals!

Posted: February 20, 2013

CONNECTICUT SB324

Bill Sponsor: Senator Joe Markley (R)

SB324 will require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to study all occupational licenses, including cosmetology, and recommend elimination of those licenses that are not found to be necessary to protect the public health or safety. The legislation has been assigned to the Joint Committee on General Law.

A hearing, open to the general public, is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The hearing will be held at 1 PM in Room 2A of the Legislative Office Building.

Anyone who would like to provide comments at the public hearing must contact the committee chair before the hearing date.

The committee chairs are State Senator Paul Doyle, 800-842-1420 or doyle@senatedems.ct.gov; and Representative David Baram at 800-842-1902 or david.baram@cga.ct.gov.

To send a letter to the to the members of the General Law Committee in opposition of SB324 please click here.

Link to legislation: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/s/pdf/2013SB-00324-R00-SB.pdf

Link to committee: http://www.cga.ct.gov/GL/

Link to the hearing notice:http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/GLdata/pha/2013PHA00221-R001300GL-PHA.htm

MISSOURI HB590

Bill sponsor: Representative Andrew Koenig

HB590 will allow any person to engage in the practice of a specified profession, such as barbering and cosmetology, without being licensed. The person may not hold himself or herself out as being licensed.

Express your opposition to HB590, e-mail andrew.koenig@house.mo.gov or call 573-751-5568 and explain the importance of licensing.

Link to legislation: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/intro/HB0590I.htm