State Relations Update

Welcome to fall! The last week of September finds five state legislatures, including New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, actively meeting. As always, AACS will keep you apprised of the latest developments from across the country of interest to barbering and cosmetology schools. Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills of interest – AB 2025 and AB 2037 – into law. AB 2025, effective July 1, 2017, requires the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) to offer and...

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AACS State Update

The second week of August finds only two state legislatures in session – California and New Jersey – as the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories, is currently conducting its 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago.  As always, AACS will keep you apprised of the latest developments from across the country of interest to barbering and cosmetology schools. In California, the Assembly unanimously approved SB 1044...

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AACS State Update

The penultimate week of August finds only two state legislatures – Alabama and California – in session.  Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) called a special legislative session last week to establish a state lottery in order to address the state’s chronic budget woes.  The Senate narrowly approved a lottery bill on Friday which could be on the House floor as soon a Wednesday to garner the required three-fifths majority to amend the state constitution.  If approved by the legislature, a...

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AACS State Update

As elected officials from across the United States have been attending quadrennial presidential nominating conventions the last two weeks, it should be no surprise that only two state legislatures – Massachusetts and New Jersey – are in session this week.  In Indiana, the 22-member Republican State Committee voted today to select a GOP gubernatorial candidate to replace Governor Mike Pence on this fall’s general election ballot.  Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, with Governor Pence’s endorsement, prevailed over U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks...

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AACS State Update

As we approach the middle of July, there are three state legislatures – Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey -- meeting in regular session this week.  Alaska’s legislature is also meeting in special session to address that state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.  As always, AACS will keep you apprised of the latest developments from across the country of interest to barbering and cosmetology schools. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a budget bill on July 8th that exempts schools licensed under the Board...

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AACS State Update

The last week of June finds only eight state legislatures in session.  As always, AACS will keep you apprised of the latest legislative and regulatory developments from across the country of interest to barbering and cosmetology schools. The Rhode Island legislature passed identical House and Senate bills earlier this month that reestablish instructor licensure in the Ocean State.  Applicants for an instructor’s license must be a licensed hairdresser, cosmetician, barber, manicurist or esthetician for at least three years prior to...

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