senate Bill S1637

Amended

Authorizes and directs an evaluation of the need for educating barbers on the health and safety aspects of their trade

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1637A

Summary

Directs the secretary of state to conduct an evaluation of the need for educating barbers on the health and safety aspects of their trade including safe use and sterilizion of instruments and disease prevention; provides for report to governor and legislature.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1637
S1637A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S113

Votes

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BILL NUMBER:S1637 REVISED 02/10/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to direct the conducting of an evaluation of the need for
educating barbers on the health and safety aspects of their trade

PURPOSE:
To ensure that barbers receive sufficient training and education in
the health and safety aspects of their trade and to protect the
health of their clients.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Directs the Secretary of State, working with the Commissioner of
Health and the Commissioner of Education and representatives of the
barbering industry and barber educators to make a thorough evaluation
of the need for educating barbers on the health and safety aspects of
their trade. A report to the Governor and Legislature is required no
later than April 1, 2009, including, but not limited to,
recommendations on course content, the required number of hours and
frequency for taking a course, if it is determined that such
education is necessary to safeguard public health.

EXISTING LAW:
- Article 28, General Business Law regulates the practice of barbering.
Barber shops are required to comply with the State Sanitary Code or
the New York City Health Code. An aspiring barber must satisfy
certain requirements in order to enter the trade:

- complete an application and pay a fee;

- provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character;

- have a physical examination which shows freedom from any infectious
or communicable disease;

- have completed elementary education;

- complete a course of study (500 hours) in a licensed school of
barbering, plus 18 months of apprenticeship; OR

- study as an apprentice for two years under a licensed barber; OR
Section One. The Legislature finds that, as part of the state's
commitment to protecting the public health, it is important to ensure
the health and safety of both barbers and their clients. The
Legislature also finds that the safe use and sterilization of sharp
instruments and knowledge of the proper techniques to prevent
transmission of infection and disease are significant public health
concerns. The Legislature further finds that, because most barbers
choose the option of entering the trade by apprenticing to a master
barber, rather than attending an accredited barber school, there arc
many practicing barbers who have had no formal training and education
in the health and safety aspects of their trade. In addition, there
is no requirement that barbers complete periodic refresher courses
in the health and safety aspects of barbering.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2498A of 2007
06/23/08 Passed Senate
S.113 of 2009
01/07/09 REFERRED TO HEALTH
01/06/10 REFERRED TO HEALTH

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1637

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to direct the conducting of an evaluation of the need for educat-
  ing barbers on the health and safety aspects of their trade

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Legislative findings.  The legislature finds that, as part
of the state's commitment to protecting the public health, it is  impor-
tant  to ensure the health and safety of both barbers and their clients.
The legislature also finds that the safe use and sterilization of  sharp
instruments  and  knowledge  of  the proper techniques to prevent trans-
mission of infection and disease are significant public health concerns.
  The legislature further finds that, because most  barbers  choose  the
option  of entering the trade by apprenticing to a master barber, rather
than attending an accredited barber school, there  are  many  practicing
barbers  who have had no formal training and education in the health and
safety aspects of their trade. In addition, there is no requirement that
barbers complete periodic refresher courses in  the  health  and  safety
aspects of barbering.
  S  2.  The secretary of state, in cooperation with the commissioner of
health and the commissioner of education, or their designees, and repre-
sentatives of the licensed barbering industry and barber educators shall
conduct a thorough evaluation of the need for educating barbers  on  the
health  and  safety aspects of their trade. The secretary of state shall
report the findings of this evaluation to the governor  and  legislature
no  later than April 1, 2012, including, but not limited to, recommenda-
tions on course content and the required number of hours  and  frequency
for  taking  a course, if it is determined that such education is neces-
sary in order to safeguard public health.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05881-01-1

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