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House Bill No. 6359

Public Act No. 03-32

AN ACT CONCERNING OUT-OF-STATE COSMETICIAN LICENSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-254 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

Any person licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under different designations in any other state, [or] in the District of Columbia, or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States, whose requirements for licensing in such capacities are equivalent to or higher than those of this state, upon furnishing satisfactory evidence to the department that [he] such person was licensed in such other state, district, commonwealth or territory, and is a currently practicing, competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensing in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of fifty dollars; provided such state, [or said] district, commonwealth or territory shall accord a like privilege to holders of licenses issued by this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure without examination under this section.

Approved May 12, 2003