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November 8, 2007

Assembly Bill 2257: GED Required for Cosmetology License

Sponsor:
John S. Wisniewski as Primary Sponsor
Vincent Prieto as Primary Sponsor

Summary:
Previously, a cosmetology license could be issued to anyone with “successful completion of high school or the equivalent.” The phrase “the equivalent” though often understood to mean a GED, could also mean completion of high school in a homeschool setting, since 18A:38-25 refers to “equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school.”

This bill deletes the “equivalent” language and replaces it with a GED requirement.

Status:

1/30/2006Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee
11/9/2006Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/22/2007Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0)
2/22/2007Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Senate Bill 2590: GED Required for Cosmetology License

Bill Text

Bill History