OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5764

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS.

SUMMARY

This bill exempts barbers, hairdressers, and cosmeticians from having to submit to a state or national criminal history records check as a pre requisite to state licensure. It also prohibits the Department of Public Health (DPH) from taking the following actions with respect to an applicant for a barber, hairdresser, or cosmetician license solely because he or she was found guilty or convicted of a felony: (1) denying an application for licensure by examination or endorsement, (2) denying reinstatement of a license, or (3) issuing a conditional license.

By law, a person must be licensed by DPH to practice these occupations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

23

Nay

1

(03/15/2017)