A02042 Summary:

BILL NO    A02042 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Pretlow

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS403 & 407, Gen Bus L

Provides that state cosmetology curriculums and examinations reflect
instruction concerning cultural and ethnic awareness in regard to hair type.
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A02042 Actions:

BILL NO    A02042 

01/15/2015 referred to economic development
05/28/2015 reported 
05/29/2015 advanced to third reading cal.466
06/01/2015 passed assembly
06/01/2015 delivered to senate
06/01/2015 REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
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A02042 Votes:

A02042 06/01/2015 141/4
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CahillYFriendNOKavanagYMillerYRaiaYSkoufisY
CerettoYGalefYKearnsYMontesaYRamosYSolagesY

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A02042 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2042

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the general business law, in relation
to providing that state cosmetology curriculums and examinations
reflect instruction concerning cultural and ethnic awareness in regard
to hair types

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create an advisory committee that
will consult with the state education department to develop a
professional curriculum that incorporates training for a full range of
knowledge regarding a diverse range of hair textures.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Subdivision 5 of

Section 402 to include ethnic and culture training in the curriculum
Concerning the requirements for acquiring a cosmetology license.

Section 2 establishes an advisory committee and states the process of
appointment to this committee.

Section 3 relates to the examination for the license to practice
cosmetology regarding hair. Creating a standard that will apply to
clients from various cultural and ethnic background.

JUSTIFICATION: In many fields of education there has been a call for a
level of standardization, a level that an individual should possess at
certain moments in their educational career. Regarding the field of
cosmetology, the current standard of qualification tends to only apply
to individuals with fine, and straight hair thus leaving room for
error with people who have curly, strong and coarse hair.  Students
attending schools of cosmetology may graduate without full knowledge
of hair which may attribute to damaged hair of clients from varying
cultural and ethnic background. The bill will create safeguards by
ensuring that cosmetologists are well versed in the process of dying,
washing and pressing individuals of all ethnic backgrounds.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-14 passed the Assembly, 2012 referred to
economic development

FISCAL IMPLICATION: None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A02042 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2042

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 15, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Economic Development

       AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to providing  that
         state  cosmetology  curriculums  and  examinations reflect instruction
         concerning cultural and ethnic awareness in regard to hair types

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.   Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 403 of the general busi-
    2  ness law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 341 of the  laws  of  1998
    3  and  subdivision  3  as  added  by  chapter 509 of the laws of 1992, are
    4  amended to read as follows:
    5    1. There shall  be  established  within  the  department  an  advisory
    6  committee  which  shall  consist of [nine] TEN members broadly represen-
    7  tative of the appearance enhancement industry[,]; including  one  person
    8  engaged  in  the  practice  of  either  nail specialty or waxing[,]; two
    9  persons engaged in natural hair styling[,]; one of whom shall  be  know-
   10  ledgeable  in  the practice of styling techniques which place tension on
   11  the hair roots[,]; one  person  engaged  in  esthetics[,];  two  persons
   12  engaged  in  cosmetology[,];  two persons engaged in training of persons
   13  for such practices[, and]; one person licensed as a  dermatologist;  AND
   14  ONE PERSON WHO SHALL ENSURE STRICT ADHERENCE TO QUALITY SERVICES FOR ALL
   15  CLIENTS  OF ALL HAIR TYPES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CURL PATTERN,
   16  HAIR STRAND THICKNESS, AND VOLUME OF HAIR.  The secretary shall  appoint
   17  such  persons  to  serve  on  the advisory committee, provided, that two
   18  shall be appointed by the secretary on the recommendation of the  tempo-
   19  rary president of the senate and two shall be appointed by the secretary
   20  on the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly. Each member of the
   21  committee  shall  be appointed for terms of two years. Any member may be
   22  reappointed for additional terms. The  secretary  shall  designate  from
   23  among  the members of the committee a chairperson who shall serve at the
   24  pleasure of the secretary.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD05376-01-5
       A. 2042                             2

    1    3. The advisory committee shall advise the secretary  on  all  matters
    2  relating  to  this  article,  and on such other matters as the secretary
    3  shall request. In advising the secretary on matters  concerning  profes-
    4  sional education or curriculum, INCLUSIVE OF THE MAINTENANCE OF CULTURAL
    5  AND  ETHNIC AWARENESS WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM IN REGARD TO HAIR
    6  TYPES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CURL PATTERN, HAIR  STRAND  THICK-
    7  NESS,  AND  VOLUME  OF HAIR, the advisory committee shall, to the extent
    8  practicable, consult with the state education department.
    9    S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 407 of  the  general  business  law,  as
   10  amended  by  chapter  255  of  the  laws  of 1999, is amended to read as
   11  follows:
   12    1. The examinations for the license to practice natural hair  styling,
   13  esthetics,  nail  specialty and cosmetology shall be practical and writ-
   14  ten. The examinations for the license to practice waxing shall be limit-
   15  ed to a written examination only. The secretary shall determine  reason-
   16  able  standards  of  performance for each license and shall evaluate the
   17  prospective applicants and applicants on the basis  of  such  standards.
   18  The  objectives  of the examinations shall be to insure that prospective
   19  applicants and applicants have sufficient basic skills to safeguard  the
   20  health  and  safety  of the public and to insure that prospective appli-
   21  cants and applicants have attained adequate levels of  skill  to  compe-
   22  tently  engage CLIENTS OF ALL HAIR TYPES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
   23  CURL PATTERN, HAIR STRAND THICKNESS, AND VOLUME OF HAIR  in  the  activ-
   24  ities authorized by the license.
   25    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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