Senate Version Of Reece's Bipartisan Cosmetology Signed Into Law
Cincinnati lawmaker says measure cuts red tape, gives small businesses freedom to grow and hire
June 13, 2016
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Rep. Reece at SB 213 bill signing ceremony

The governor today signed into law Senate Bill 213, companion legislation to State Reps. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) and Kristina Roegner’s (R-Hudson) bipartisan bill, HB 227, to reform cosmetology licensing in the state. In addition to making it easier for owner-operators to run their own salons, the bill adds human trafficking awareness as a continuing education requirement and makes it easier for practitioners of braiding, threading and shampooing to find work in salons. 

“This bipartisan, common-sense measure will make it more efficient and practical to train, become licensed, and operate as a cosmetologist, one of the oldest professions in the African American community,” said Reece. “By modernizing outdated laws and cutting red tape, we are empowering small businesses across the state to grow, hire more workers and contribute to their local economies.” 

The comprehensive reform bill, which seeks to professionalize and strengthen the cosmetology industry, also enables licensed high-school students to continue practicing cosmetology until they graduate. 

The law will go into effect 90 days after the governor’s signing.

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