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  • Petitioned State of Indiana

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State of Indiana

Keep licensing for IN cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians & nail techs.

    1. Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
    2. Petition by

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak


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.

State of Indiana
Keep licensing for IN cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians & nail techs.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Andrea Garner GARDEN GROVE, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Professional licensing within the beauty industry is a safety standard; That is why it was done in the first place. To take licensing away from the beauty industry would be to put everyone who has hair growing on their head at risk. Any change to that standard would irresponsible.

    • Cheryl Sizemore CAMBY, IN
      • 6 months ago

      We need the licensing for many reasons but most of all to ensure safety! I don't want to wonder if someone is disinfecting properly or knows how to mix properly!!

    • April Presley HICO, TX
      • 6 months ago

      Deregulate one state the rest will follow. We are working with chemicals and such that those that are not regulated could cause serious harm to others.

    • Liza Slabaugh WAKARUSA, IN
      • 6 months ago

      I enjoy the fact that there are strictly professionals working on my beauty care. It needs to be someone who knows what they're doing. Why on earth would someone continue to pay for a service in which they're mistreated or even hurt by the service! This will devalue cosmetologists, barbers, and nail techs all over the United States and therefore lessen the value of their work. Thus lowering income and spiraling more people who were once considered licensed professionals into poverty.

    • Vanessa Bishop BRONX, NY
      • 6 months ago

      I feel like this is an attack on prominently black owned businesses.


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