A06578 Summary:

Add §408-b, amd §410, Gen Bus L
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.
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A06578 Actions:

03/12/2019referred to economic development
01/08/2020referred to economic development
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A06578 Committee Votes:

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A06578 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06578 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     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
    10  requirement.
    11    2. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee as prescribed by the
    12  secretary.
    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.

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     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.
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