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2013 Senate Bill 612: Trim mandated barber license instruction hours

Public Act 136 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 10, 2013, to reduce from 2,000 to 1,800 the hours of instruction at a “licensed barber college” that an individual must accumulate before he or she is allowed by the state to earn a living at this trade.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 10, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 13, 2013, Substitute (S-1).. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on November 14, 2013, to reduce from 2,000 to 1,800 the hours of instruction at a “licensed barber college” that an individual must accumulate before he or she is allowed by the state to earn a living at this trade. Also, to add new license restrictions and requirements for a barber whose experience was gained in a county that state agency staffers regard as not having "generally available" records.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 14, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 13, 2014, to prohibit a barber whose experience was gained in a county that state agency staffers regard as not having "generally available" records from substituting experience for mandated hours of instruction in "safety and sanitation" and in state laws and regulations. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 13, 2014.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 13, 2014, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5396, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5396 would also slightly reduce the number of hours of instruction that a licensed barber college must offer. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 13, 2014.
  4. Passed 106 to 3 in the House on May 14, 2014, to reduce from 2,000 to 1,800 the hours of instruction at a “licensed barber college” that an individual must accumulate before he or she is allowed by the state to earn a living at this trade. Also, to add new license restrictions and requirements for a barber whose experience was gained in a county that state agency staffers regard as not having "generally available" records.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 15, 2014.
  6. Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on May 15, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 27, 2014.

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