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Action Alert! Indiana Deregulation Bill Passes Through Senate

Attention all licensed professionals! Indiana SB520 has passed through the Senate and is now in the House - one step closer to becoming law. SB520 will create the Eliminate, Reduce, and Streamline Employee Regulation (ERASER) committee to study professional licensing in Indiana. The licenses listed in the legislation may be terminated unless the general assembly takes action to retain the licenses. Licensed professionals in the beauty industry remain as one of the thirteen occupations still included in this bill.

Read the full bill text at www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/SB/SB0520.2.html

Indiana residents: please click this link to send a letter to your representative, urging them to introduce an amendment that would REMOVE the beauty industry from SB520.

If you live outside of Indiana and would like to participate, contact Representative Mahan directly and explain why licensing of the beauty industry is important!

House Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) Contact Rep. Mahan Email: h31@in.gov Call: 800.382.9841

TALKING POINTS for Licensed Professionals:

1) State legislatures established licensing of the cosmetology industry to create professional accountability in the field and to protect the health and safety of the consumer.

2) Trained in the areas of skin and scalp care, anatomy, biology, chemistry, and science-based infection control, licensed professionals care about the health and safety of their clients.

Share information with your clients and your state legislators! Visit www.probeauty.org/yoursafetyfirst to review questions and answers that explain why the cosmetology industry should remain licensed and regulated.

Please contact the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Government Affairs Team at 800.468.2274 or bridget@probeauty.org if you have any questions or if you would like to join our grassroots efforts.

About PBA Government Advocacy

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the rights of every member and is dedicated to tracking, introducing and responding to legislation at both the state and federal levels with potential to affect the beauty industry. Along with our Government Advocacy program, PBA provides our members with Education, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.org for more information.  

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Amy Brooks

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