SB 280 – This act increases the minimum number of hours a manicure apprentice must complete in order to be licensed from 750 to 800. A person may apply to take the required licensing examination if the person is a graduate of a foreign cosmetology program if the Cosmetology Board, in its sole discretion, determines that the program has educational requirements which are substantially the same as the requirements for an educational establishment licensed by the Board.
Upon appointment of the new members by the governor and the advice and consent of the senate, the State Board of Barber Examiners and the State Board of Cosmetology shall be combined to become the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. The board shall consist of eleven members with nine of the members licensed as cosmetologists, a cosmetology school owner and barbers. The act provides that parental consent must be given for a minor to obtain body waxing on or near genitalia.
The provisions of this act are similar to SCS/HCS/HB 665 (2005).