HB82 (2017) Detail

Relative to hair braiding.


CHAPTER 94

HB 82 - FINAL VERSION

 

04/20/2017   1314s

2017 SESSION

17-0030

10/06

 

HOUSE BILL 82

 

AN ACT relative to hair braiding.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. E. Edwards, Hills. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts hair braiding from regulation by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/20/2017   1314s 17-0030

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to hair braiding.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

94:1  Purpose.  The general court finds that natural hair braiding is a traditional practice that is safe.  It presents no significant health or safety risks to customers or practitioners.  The state has no interest in requiring persons practicing natural hair braiding to obtain an occupational license which makes it unnecessarily difficult to earn an honest living through their practice, to provide for themselves and their families, to offer their services to and compete for customers, and to create new employment and business opportunities through their entrepreneurship.  In addition, such occupational regulation harms consumers by limiting their choices or forcing them to forgo braiding services or enter the underground economy.

94:2  New Paragraph; Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics; Exemption Added; Natural Hair Braiding.  Amend RSA 313-A:25 by inserting after paragraph XII the following new paragraph:

XIII.  Persons engaged in the practice of natural hair braiding.  For purposes of this chapter, "natural hair braiding" means the service of twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding hair by hand or with mechanical devices, such as clips, combs, crochet hooks, curlers, curling irons, hairpins, rollers, scissors, blunt-tipped needles, thread, and hair binders.  

(a)  Natural hair braiding includes:

(1)  The use of natural or synthetic hair extensions, natural or synthetic hair and fibers, decorative beads, and other hair accessories;

(2)  Minor trimming of natural hair or hair extensions incidental to twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding hair;

(3)  The making of wigs from natural hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and hair extensions; and

(4)  The use of topical agents such as conditioners, gels, moisturizers, oils, pomades, and shampoos in conjunction with services in subparagraphs (1)-(3).

(b)  Natural hair braiding is commonly known as "African-style hair braiding" but is not limited to any particular cultural, ethnic, racial, or religious forms of hair styles.

(c)  Natural hair braiding does not include:

(1)  The application of dyes, reactive chemicals, or other preparations to alter the color of the hair or to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair; or

(2)  The use of chemical hair joining agents such as synthetic tape, keratin bonds, or fusion bonds.

94:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2017

Effective Date: August 07, 2017

Links

HB82 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 5, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB82 Revision: 226 Date: June 12, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
HB82 Revision: 227 Date: May 18, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
HB82 Revision: 228 Date: April 21, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
HB82 Revision: 229 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 16
Feb. 14, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 01:15 PM LOB 306
Feb. 23, 2017 Executive Session: 02/23/2017 02:00 PM LOB 305-307
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 12
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 23
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9
April 5, 2017 Hearing: 04/05/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 17
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1314s, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1314s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1314s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
May 18, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1314s (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 6
May 31, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 1, 2017 Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127
June 8, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/08/2017; Chapter 94; Eff. 8/7/2017