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Barbers in Alabama need your help! Several bills have been introduced that would deregulate barbers in the state, which hurts the professionalism of the industry and puts consumers at great risk. They need your support and need you to send TWO letters!

House Bill 273 (Sponsor: Representative Craig Ford), House Bill 446 (Sponsor: Representative Kerry Rich) and Senate Bill 179 (Sponsor: Representative Del Marsh) are currently in the House Committee on Boards, Agencies, and Commissions. These bills, if passed, will do the following:

HB273 - Change the name of the board to the Alabama Cosmetology Board. Removes barbers from licensure and regulation by the board.

HB446 - Exempts ALL barbers from regulation and licensing requirements by the State Board of Cosmetology.

SB179 - Exempts any person practicing as a barber who has practiced for at least 15 years before August 1, 2013 from licensure.

TAKE ACTION NOW! SEND LETTER #1

Senate Bill 375 (Sponsor: Senator Clay Scofield) was introduced and will be sent to the Senate Committee of Governmental Affairs. SB375, if passed, provides an exemption for all barbers from licensing and regulation by the new board (the bill also changes the name of the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to the State Board of Cosmetology). We must stop this bill in its tracks.

TAKE ACTION NOW! SEND LETTER #2

Please reply to this email with any questions or concerns. Thank you for taking action!

Best,
Your PBA Government Affairs Team
http://www.probeauty.org/advocacy