Relates to the certification of shampoo assistants; requires applicants of such certificate to have completed a minimum of 500 hours of the required 1,000 hours of an approved course of study in cosmetology in a school duly licensed pursuant to the education law and requires such applicants to remain enrolled in such school until completion of such course.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
March 12, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Economic Development
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to certification
of shampoo assistants
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
2 408-b to read as follows:
3 § 408-b. Shampoo assistant certification. 1. An applicant for a sham-
4 poo assistant certificate shall have completed a minimum of five hundred
5 hours of the required one thousand hours of an approved course of study
6 in cosmetology in a school duly licensed pursuant to the education law
7 and shall remain enrolled in such school until completion of such
8 course. The secretary shall prescribe the specific courses and amount of
9 hours in such courses that shall be part of such five hundred hour
11 2. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee as prescribed by the
13 3. Such certification shall be issued by the secretary after affirma-
14 tion by a department of education approved school that an individual has
15 completed the requirements of subdivision one of this section.
16 4. All shampoo assistant certificates shall expire one year from the
17 date of issuance.
18 5. A certificate issued pursuant to this section shall be posted in
19 some conspicuous place in the premises licensed pursuant to this article
20 or in the place where the practice of an occupation licensed pursuant to
21 this article is conducted.
22 6. a. Shampoo assistant certification holders shall be limited to
23 participating in the following activities:
24 (i) greeting and draping clients in preparation for services; and
25 (ii) shampooing and rinsing clients in preparation for services.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 6578 2
1 b. Shampoo assistant certification holders shall be prohibited from:
2 (i) applying chemicals to clients;
3 (ii) performing haircutting techniques;
4 (iii) placing artificial braids or extensions on clients;
5 (iv) performing any nail services or procedures;
6 (v) performing any skin care procedures; and
7 (vi) performing any waxing services.
8 7. The practice of shampoo assistant without the certificate required
9 by this section or while under suspension or revocation, or in violation
10 of an order directing the cessation of unlicensed activity issued by the
11 secretary pursuant to section four hundred ten or four hundred eleven of
12 this article, is a violation and is subject to a civil penalty of up to
13 five hundred dollars for the first violation and one thousand dollars
14 for a second and any subsequent violation.
15 § 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision one of section 410 of the
16 general business law, as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 2015, is
17 amended to read as follows:
18 Suspension and revocation of licenses [or], registrations, or certif-
19 ications; fines; reprimands. A license [or], registration, or certif-
20 ication issued pursuant to this article may be suspended or revoked, or
21 a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars payable to the department may
22 be imposed for any one or more of the following causes:
23 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
24 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
25 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
26 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
27 completed on or before such effective date.