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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature


00 Enrolled SB 51                                                                                                          
01 Extending the termination date of the Board of Veterinary Examiners; relating to the licensure                          
02 of nail technicians; relating to the practice of manicuring; and providing for an effective date.                       
03                           _______________                                                                               
04    * Section 1. AS 08.03.010(c)(22) is amended to read:                                                                 
05                 (22)  Board of Veterinary Examiners (AS 08.98.010) - June 30, 2025                                    
06       [2017].                                                                                                           
07    * Sec. 2. AS 08.13.040 is amended to read:                                                                           
08            Sec. 08.13.040. Meetings and examinations. The board shall meet as often as                                  
09       necessary to conduct its business. It shall conduct separate examinations covering the                            
10 following fields of practice: barbering, hairdressing, advanced manicuring, and                                       
11 esthetics. Examinations shall be given at least twice in every year for each of these                                   
12 fields of practice for which applications for licensure or endorsements are pending.                                  
13 An applicant may take an examination in more than one field during the same testing                                     
14 session. The board may not require an applicant for licensure as a manicurist to                                      
01 take or pass an examination conducted by the board for the field of manicuring;                                       
02 however, nothing in this sentence prohibits the board from requiring a licensed                                       
03 manicurist to pass an examination to obtain an optional endorsement as an                                             
04       advanced manicurist under AS 08.13.080(f).                                                                      
05    * Sec. 3. AS 08.13.080(a) is amended to read:                                                                        
06            (a)  An applicant for an examination authorized under AS 08.13.040 must                                      
07                 (1)  have successfully completed all courses that a school with a                                       
08       curriculum in barbering approved by the board is required to teach in order to be                                 
09       licensed under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice barbering;                                      
10 (2)  have successfully completed all courses that a school with a                                                       
11 curriculum in hairdressing approved by the board is required to teach to be licensed                                    
12       under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice hairdressing;                                            
13 (3)  have successfully completed all courses that a school with a                                                       
14 curriculum in esthetics approved by the board is required to teach in order to be                                       
15       licensed under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice esthetics;                                      
16 (4)  [HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 250 HOURS OF                                                                          
17 INSTRUCTION IN MANICURING FROM A SCHOOL OF MANICURING OR                                                                
18 HAIRDRESSING LICENSED UNDER AS 08.13.110 IF APPLYING FOR A                                                              
19       LICENSE TO PRACTICE MANICURING;                                                                                   
20                 (5)]  have served an apprenticeship under AS 08.13.082;                                                 
21 (5) [(6)]  specify the field of practice in which the applicant intends to                                            
22 teach and have held a license to practice in the field for three years or have held a                                   
23 license in the field for one year and have completed 600 hours of student training as an                                
24 instructor in the field of practice from a licensed school with a curriculum approved by                                
25 the board if applying for a license as an instructor, except that a person licensed as                                
26 an instructor in hairdressing may be an instructor in manicuring for courses that                                     
27 satisfy the requirements of (e) of this section, and the board may, by regulation,                                    
28 establish requirements for other manicuring instructors, including instructors                                        
29 who teach courses that satisfy requirements for an advanced manicurist                                                
30       endorsement; or                                                                                                 
31 (6) [(7)]  have completed course work and, if applicable, an                                                          
01       apprenticeship acceptable to the board.                                                                           
02    * Sec. 4. AS 08.13.080 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                                 
03            (e)  An applicant for a license to practice manicuring shall                                                 
04 (1)  submit documentation that the applicant has completed a course of                                                  
05 12 hours of instruction or training approved by the board that addresses health, safety,                                
06 and hygiene concerns of manicuring customers and practitioners that are relevant to                                     
07 the practice of manicuring from a school licensed under AS 08.13.110 as a school of                                     
08 manicuring; documentation of completion of the course must include certification                                        
09 from the school that the applicant has passed a test given by the school covering the                                   
10 health, safety, and hygiene concerns of manicuring customers and practitioners that                                     
11       are relevant to the practice of manicuring; and                                                                   
12                 (2)  pay the appropriate fee.                                                                           
13 (f)  An applicant for an endorsement to a license to practice manicuring or                                             
14       hairdressing indicating that the person is an advanced manicurist shall                                           
15 (1)  hold, or be approved for, a current license issued under this chapter                                              
16       for manicuring or hairdressing;                                                                                   
17                 (2)  request the endorsement;                                                                           
18 (3)  submit documentation from a licensed school of manicuring or                                                       
19 hairdressing certifying completion of 250 hours of instruction in manicuring that                                       
20       meets the requirements of AS 08.13.110(e);                                                                        
21 (4)  pass an examination given by the board for advanced manicurists;                                                   
22       and                                                                                                               
23                 (5)  pay the appropriate fee.                                                                           
24    * Sec. 5. AS 08.13.100(a) is amended to read:                                                                        
25 (a)  The board shall authorize the issuance of a license for the practice of                                            
26 barbering, hairdressing, [MANICURING,] or esthetics to each qualified applicant who                                     
27 has passed an examination under AS 08.13.090 and meets other applicable                                                 
28 requirements under this chapter. The board shall authorize the issuance of a license for                                
29 the practice of tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring or for body piercing to each                                  
30 applicant who has satisfied the requirements of AS 08.13.080(d). The board shall                                      
31 authorize the issuance of a license to practice manicuring to each applicant who                                      
01 has satisfied the requirements of AS 08.13.080(e). The board shall authorize the                                      
02 issuance of an endorsement to a license to practice manicuring or hairdressing                                        
03 indicating that the person is an advanced manicurist to each applicant who has                                        
04       satisfied the requirements of AS 08.13.080(f).                                                                  
05    * Sec. 6. AS 08.13.100(d) is amended to read:                                                                        
06 (d)  A person who holds a current valid license from a board of barbering,                                              
07 hairdressing, manicuring, or esthetics in another state or who is licensed by another                                   
08 state to practice tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring or to practice body                                         
09 piercing is entitled to a license or endorsement under this chapter without                                           
10       examination or a new period of training in this state. An application must include                                
11 (1)  proof of a valid license issued by another licensing jurisdiction; and                                             
12 (2)  proof of completed training, testing, and working experience that                                                  
13       the board finds to meet the minimum requirements of this state.                                                   
14    * Sec. 7. AS 08.13.110 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                                 
15 (d)  The board shall issue a license to a school of manicuring if the school                                            
16 offers a curriculum of 12 hours of instruction or training approved by the board that                                   
17 addresses health, safety, and hygiene concerns of manicuring customers and                                              
18 practitioners that are relevant to the practice of manicuring. A school of manicuring                                   
19 may offer instruction in addition to the 12 hours required for a license, but the board                                 
20 may not issue a license to a school of manicuring if the school requires its students to                                
21 complete more than 12 hours of the required instruction or training in health, safety,                                  
22 and hygiene concerns before the school will certify that the student has completed the                                  
23       school's manicuring course for purposes of AS 08.13.080(e).                                                       
24 (e)  A school of manicuring may seek approval from the board for a curriculum                                           
25 designed to qualify students for an advanced manicurist endorsement. The board shall                                    
26 establish the curriculum requirements applicable under this subsection through its                                      
27       authority under (a) of this section.                                                                              
28    * Sec. 8. AS 08.13.160(d) is amended to read:                                                                        
29            (d)  The licensing and permit provisions of this chapter do not apply to                                     
30 (1)  a person practicing barbering, hairdressing, manicuring, or                                                        
31 esthetics in a community having a population of less than 1,000 people that is not                                      
01       within 25 miles of a community of more than 1,000 people and who uses only                                        
02       chemicals available to the general public;                                                                        
03                 (2)  a licensed health care professional;                                                               
04                 (3)  a person licensed by another licensing jurisdiction in a field of                                  
05       practice licensed by this chapter while demonstrating techniques or products to                                   
06       persons holding licenses or permits under this chapter;                                                           
07                 (4)  a person practicing tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring or                                   
08       body piercing solely on the person's own body;                                                                  
09                 (5)  the practice of manicuring by a student as part of instruction in                                
10       a 12-hour course approved under AS 08.13.110(d).                                                                
11    * Sec. 9. AS 08.13.160(f) is amended to read:                                                                        
12 (f)  A person licensed under this chapter to practice hairdressing is considered                                        
13       to be licensed to practice manicuring and limited esthetics under the same license.                             
14    * Sec. 10. AS 08.13.175 is amended to read:                                                                          
15 Sec. 08.13.175. Temporary license. A person who meets the requirements of                                               
16 AS 08.13.080(a)(1), (2), (3), (4), [(5),] or (6) [(7)] is entitled to be temporarily licensed                         
17 after applying for examination under this chapter if the applicant works under the                                      
18 direct supervision, and within the physical presence, of a person who is licensed in the                                
19 area of practice for which the applicant has applied for examination. A temporary                                       
20 license issued under this section is valid for 120 days and is nonrenewable. A person                                   
21 may not receive more than one temporary license for each area of practice licensed                                      
22 under this chapter. An application for a temporary license must be signed by the                                        
23 supervising licensee and accompanied by the temporary license fee required under                                        
24       AS 08.13.185.                                                                                                     
25    * Sec. 11. AS 08.13.185(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
26 (a)  The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development                                                    
27       shall set fees under AS 08.01.065 for initial licenses and renewals for the following:                            
28                 (1)  schools;                                                                                           
29                 (2)  school owners;                                                                                     
30                 (3)  instructor;                                                                                        
31                 (4)  shop owner;                                                                                        
01                 (5)  practitioner of barbering;                                                                         
02                 (6)  practitioner of hairdressing;                                                                      
03                 (7)  practitioner of manicuring;                                                                        
04                 (8)  practitioner of esthetics;                                                                         
05                 (9)  practitioner of tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring;                                         
06                 (10)  practitioner of body piercing;                                                                    
07                 (11)  temporary shop license;                                                                           
08                 (12)  temporary permit;                                                                                 
09                 (13)  temporary license;                                                                                
10                 (14)  student permit;                                                                                 
11                 (15)  endorsement for advanced manicuring.                                                            
12    * Sec. 12. AS 08.13.082(e) is repealed.                                                                              
13    * Sec. 13. Section 13, ch. 27, SLA 2015, is repealed.                                                                
14    * Sec. 14. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                  
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