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S.F. No. 839 - Cosmetology Mobile Salon Regulations and Appropriation - the First Engrossment
Author: Senator Ann H. Rest
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: March 9, 2015


Statute precludes practicing cosmetology except in a licensed salon (with a couple narrow exceptions). (Minnesota  Statutes, section 155A.29, subdivision 1.)  The Board of Cosmetologist Examiners is tasked with establishing the conditions and process to get a salon license. (Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.29, subdivision 2.) The board’s current rules for obtaining a salon license include requirements that can only be met by a fixed location.  Therefore, under current law, it is not legal to practice cosmetology in a mobile salon, even though there is no statute that expressly precludes mobile salons.  This bill will make mobile salons legal by requiring the board to establish rules that allow a mobile facility to be a licensed salon.

Section 1 [Mobile salon] defines “mobile salon.”

Section 2 [Requirements for mobile salon] requires mobile salons to maintain a permanent business address and notify the board of locations and schedule or operation of a mobile salon.

Section 3 [Rulemaking] requires the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners to adopt rules governing mobile salons. Requires the rules to include penalties for a failure of a mobile salon to follow municipal law governing time and place of operations.

Section 4 [Appropriation] appropriates money to the board of cosmetologist examiner for rulemaking and a base increase.

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