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Senate Bill No. 548

Public Act No. 17-152

AN ACT CONCERNING HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETICIANS.

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

Section 1. Section 20-252 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

No person shall engage in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician without having obtained a license from the department. Persons desiring such licenses shall apply in writing on forms furnished by the department. No license shall be issued, except a renewal of a license, to a registered hairdresser and cosmetician unless the applicant has shown to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant has complied with the laws and the regulations administered or adopted by the department. No applicant shall be licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, except by renewal of a license, until the applicant has made written application to the department, setting forth by affidavit that the applicant has (1) (A) successfully completed the ninth grade, [and that the applicant has] (B) completed a course of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study in a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter [,] or in a school teaching hairdressing and cosmetology under the supervision of the State Board of Education, or, if trained outside of Connecticut, in a school teaching hairdressing and cosmetology whose requirements are equivalent to those of a Connecticut school, and [until the applicant has] (C) passed a written examination satisfactory to the department, or (2) if the applicant is an apprentice, (A) successfully completed the eighth grade, (B) completed an apprenticeship approved by the Labor Department and conducted in accordance with sections 31-22m to 31-22u, inclusive, and (C) passed a written examination satisfactory to the Department of Public Health. Examinations required for licensure under this chapter shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations with the advice and assistance of the board which shall be the same as the passing score established in section 20-236.

Approved July 6, 2017