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S.F. No. 2871 - Hair Braiders Cosmetology Registration Requirements Exemption
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: March 5, 2018


SF 2871 eliminates regulation under the Board of Cosmetology and under local laws for the practice of hair braiding.

Section 1 [Schedule] eliminates a registration fee, paid to the Board of Cosmetology, for hair braiders.

Section 2 [Hair Braiders Exempt] exempts the practice of hair braiding from the requirements of the chapter of statutes applicable to the Board of Cosmetology.

Section 3 [Preemption] preempts local governments from regulating or issuing permits for natural hair braiding or the devices, equipment, or facilities used to perform hair braiding.  This provision does not preempt zoning laws.

Section 4 [Repealer] repeals the following provisions:

Section 155A.28, subdivision 1: requires people engaged in hair braiding solely for compensation as a profession to register with the Board of Cosmetology.

Section 155A.28, subdivision 3: requires people engaged in hair braiding solely for compensation as a profession to complete instruction of up to 30 hours on the topics of health, safety, infection control, and state cosmetology laws.

Section 155A.28, subd. 4: is an obsolete section. 

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