Bill Text: TX SB1088 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the regulation of cosmetology.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-24 - Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm. [SB1088 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1088-Comm_Sub.html
  85R25199 KKR-F
 
  By: Schwertner S.B. No. 1088
 
  (Goldman)
 
  Substitute the following for S.B. No. 1088:  No.
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the regulation of cosmetology.
         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)  The hours of instruction required under Subsection
  (b)(3) may be fulfilled wholly or partly through credit hours. The
  commission by rule shall establish a method for fairly equating
  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)  The rules adopted under this section applicable to an
  individual or facility regulated under Chapter 1602 must 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 Chapter 1602.
         SECTION 4.  Not later than March 1, 2018, the Texas
  Commission of Licensing and Regulation shall adopt rules as
  necessary to implement Section 1602.254(b-1), Occupations Code, as
  added by this Act, and Section 1603.256(c), Occupations Code, as
  amended by this Act.
         SECTION 5.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  1603.256(c), Occupations Code, applies only to a practical
  examination administered on or after September 1, 2018.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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