Senate Bill 520 was introduced on January 14, 2013 by the ERASER (eliminate, reduce, and streamline employee regulation) committee with the purpose of beginning a 5 year cycle that would eliminate all professional licensing, regulation and certification in the state of Indiana.
This would deregulate our industry allowing untrained, unlicensed individuals to render cosmetology, barber, esthetic & nail services to consumers. This would not only make our training and skills irrelevant, but would pose serious risks to the recipients of beauty services. The licenses for beauty culture professionals (as well as accountants, acupuncturists, architects, athletic trainers, atheletic agents, and auctioneers) will be under review beginning July 1, 2013 with a findings report due by Novemeber 1, 2013.
If this bill makes it through, it would take effect on July 1, 2014. We must stop it now.