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2019 Senate Bill 691: Establish alternative “apprenticeship” requirements in barber licensure mandate
Introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on December 11, 2019
To revise a state licensure mandate imposed on barbers that requires 1,800 hours of instruction at a “licensed barber college” before an individual can earn a living at this trade. The bill would allow an individual to substitute 2,000 “apprenticeship” hours for the barber college mandate, if it included the following components:
At least 550 hours of haircutting, male and female (that) must include, at a minimum, 150 hours of regular taper cutting, male; 350 hours of hairstyling male, female, and children; 50 hours of shaving and beard trimming.
A total of at least 50 hours of facials, male and female.
A total of at least 50 hours of shampooing and scalp treatments.
A total of at least 450 hours of permanent waving (that) must include, at a minimum, each of the following: 150 hours of regular perms, 50 hours of partial perms, 100 hours of stac perms, 150 hours of natural perm curl.
A total of at least 300 hours of coloring hair, male and female. The 300 hours required under this subdivision must include, at a minimum, each of the following: 150 hours of full color, 50 hours of highlighting, 50 hours of bleaching complete, 50 hours of frosting.
A total of at least 50 hours of hair relaxing.
A total of at least 250 hours of hair pieces. The 50 hours required under this subdivision (that) must include, at a minimum, 100 hours of selling, 75 hours of fitting both types, plaster of paris and tape, 50 hours of styling and cutting, 50 hours of maintaining upkeep.
A total of at least 125 hours of shop management. The 125 hours must include, at a minimum, each of the following: Bookkeeping, psychology of working with people, tax service, stock, supply equipment inventory.
A total of at least 100 hours of professional ethics.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on December 11, 2019
Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To revise a state licensure mandate imposed on barbers that requires 1,800 hours of instruction at a “licensed barber college” before an individual can earn a living at this trade. The bill would allow an individual to substitute an “apprenticeship” with an actual barber that meets general conditions specified in the bill, but not the detailed subject and hours-requirements of the introduced version of the bill.
Received in the House on September 9, 2020
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 9, 2020

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