URGENT! SALON LICENSING IN JEORPARY

CONTACT LEGISLATORS NOW!

A legislative journey to deregulate cosmetology can begin with just ONE small step (or bill), then followed by others.  Alarmingly our State Lawmakers in Saint Paul have now taken that first step! 

Bills before both the House and Senate STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEES would effectively gut the recently enacted licensing law for eyelash extension services.  Hearings to advance this legislation will occur next week (March 26-29)!

SHOULD THIS LEGISLATION BECOME LAW, IT WILL ONLY EMBOLDEN THOSE WHO WISH TO FURTHER DE-REGULATE OUR INDUSTRY WITH MORE BILLS ERODING OUR INDUSTRY!

WHAT IS THIS LEGISLATION?

HOUSE FILE 3850 & SENATE FILE 3663 would repeal the license requirement for BOTH the salon and salon manager at locations that only provide eyelash extensions services.It does not repeal the technician licensing requirement - BUT THAT COULD BE THE NEXT STEP!

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

  • Without salon licensure these locations would not be subject to ANY inspections and therefore NO REGULATION.  But you still would be!  This creates an uneven playing field within our industry.
  • Without any inspections there would be no assurance these UNLICENSED LOCATIONS would abide by health, safety and infection control practices which will endanger clients.
  • Without any inspections, there's no guarantee their technicians will be licensed.
  • Without any inspections it encourages these locations to offer other regulated cosmetology services without licensure, WHICH LEADS TO MORE DE-REGULATION!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Please CALL and leave word with the following lawmakers TODAY and VOICE your opposition to this bill. This is the most effective way to communicate in the midst of the Legislative Session (as opposed to email)  THIS COMPLEMENTS SSPA EFFORTS GREATLY!

This message shouldn't take more than 30 seconds (give your name and phone # too!):

“PLEASE REJECT THE PROPOSED EYELASH EXTENSION BILL NOW BEFORE THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE THAT WANTS TO REPEAL SALON LICENSURE FOUND IN HF 3850 AND SF 3663. 

THIS ENDANGERS PUBLIC HEALTH WITHIN A FAST-GROWING SEGMENT OF COSMETOLOGY.  CITIZENS NEED THE PROTECTION AND ASSURANCE THAT ANY PLACE THAT OFFERS THESE SERVICES ON EYELIDS IS LICENSED.  SENSITIVE PROCEDURES DONE WITHOUT CARE CAN AFFECT “SIGHT”. THIS SERVICE NEEDS “OVERSIGHT”, NOT LESS!”


CONTACT THE FOLLOWING 10 SENATE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE
:

SENATOR MARY KIFFMEYER (COMMITTEE CHAIR)                              651-296-5655

SENATOR MARK KORAN (BILL AUTHOR!)                                               651-296-5419

SEN. JIM CARLSON                                                                                    651-297-8073

SEN. JOHN JASINSKI                                                                                  651-296-0284

SEN. SUSAN KENT                                                                                     651-296-4166                                         

SEN. CAROLYN LAINE                                                                                651-296-4334

SEN. CARLA NELSON                                                                                 651-296-4848

SEN. SCOTT NEWMAN                                                                               651-296-4131

SEN. ANN REST                                                                                           651-296-2889

SEN. TORREY WESTROM                                                                          651-296-3826    


CONTACT THE FOLLOWING 17 HOUSE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE

REPRESENTATIVE SARAH ANDERSON (COMMITTEE CHAIR)            651-296-5511

REPRESENATIVE PEGGY FLANAGAN (BILL AUTHOR!)                        651-296-7026

REP. JIM NASH                                                                                           651-296-4282

REP. BOB DETTMER                                                                                  651-296-4124

REP. KELLY FENTON                                                                                 651-296-1147

REP. STEVE GREEN                                                                                  651-296-9918

REP. TIM O’DRISCOLL                                                                               651-296-7808

REP. CINDY PUGH                                                                                     651-296-4315

REP. DUANE QUAM                                                                                   651-296-9236

REP. MARK UGLEM                                                                                   651-296-5513

REP. BOB VOGEL                                                                                      651-296-7065

REP. SHELDON JOHNSON                                                                       651-296-4201                                    

REP. MARY KUNESH-PODEIN                                                                  651-296-4331

REP. LEON LILLIE                                                                                      651-296-1188

REP. LIZ OLSON                                                                                        651-296-4246

REP. ILHAN OMAR                                                                                    651-296-4257

REP. JOANNE WARD                                                                                651-296-7807

In closing, please contact your individual legislators as well if they are not reflected in the targeted committee list provided above. 

WHO REPRESENTS ME? Find your legislators here.

Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this critical matter.  Please contact us should you have any questions at info@sspatoday.com or 952.925.9731.

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