Bill Text: TX HB2408 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-17 - Left pending in committee [HB2408 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB2408-Introduced.html
  2017S0300-1 02/22/17
 
  By: Goldman H.B. No. 2408
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 1602.254, Occupations Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  A requirement under Subsection (b)(3) may be
  fulfilled, in whole or in part, by academic credit hours. The
  attribution of academic credit hours must be made in accordance
  with a formula, adopted by commission rule, that the commission
  determines fairly equates academic credit hours with clock hours of
  instruction.
         SECTION 2.  Section 1603.102, Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1603.102.  SANITATION RULES. (a)  The commission shall
  establish sanitation rules to prevent the spread of an infectious
  or contagious disease.
         (b)  Rules adopted under this section applicable to an
  individual or facility regulated under Chapter 1602 shall be
  consistent with the standards and terminology related to safety and
  sanitation that are commonly used in the cosmetology industry. 
         SECTION 3.  Section 1603.256(c), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The following persons may administer a practical
  examination required under this subchapter:
               (1)  the department; [or]
               (2)  a person with whom the department contracts under
  Section 1603.252; or
               (3)  a private beauty culture school or a vocational
  cosmetology program in a public school licensed under this chapter
  or Chapter 1602.
         SECTION 4.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  1603.256(c), Occupations Code, applies to an examination
  administered on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  examination administered before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the examination was
  administered, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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