senate Bill S1637A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 05, 2012 print number 1637a
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Feb 14, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2011 referred to health

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S1637 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S113

S1637 - Bill Texts

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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 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

S1637A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S113

S1637A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1637A

TITLE OF BILL:
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

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 barber-
ing, 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 commit-
ment 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 barber-
ing.

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--A

                       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 --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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, 2013, 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.
                                                           LBD05881-02-2

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