assembly Bill A7977A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to licensing laser hair removal technicians

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to economic development
Jun 19, 2017 print number 7977a
Jun 19, 2017 amend and recommit to economic development
May 23, 2017 referred to economic development

A7977 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6088
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400 & 402, add §404-c, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A821, S2834

A7977 - Summary

Includes laser hair removal in the practice of esthetics for purposes of licensing such practice.

A7977 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7977

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Economic Development

AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to licensing of
  laser hair removal technicians

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 6 of section 400 of the general business law,
as added by chapter 509 of the laws of 1992,  is  amended  and  two  new
subdivisions 12 and 13 are added to read as follows:
  6.  The  practice  of  "esthetics"  means  providing for a fee, or any
consideration or exchange,  whether  direct  or  indirect,  services  to
enhance the appearance of the face, neck, arms, legs, and shoulders of a
human  being  by  the  use  of compounds or procedures including makeup,
eyelashes, depilatories, tonics, lotions, waxes, sanding  and  tweezing,
whether  performed  by  manual, mechanical, chemical or electrical means
and instruments but shall not include the practice of NEEDLE BASED elec-
trology. THE PRACTICE OF "ESTHETICS" SHALL INCLUDE LASER HAIR REMOVAL OR
INTENSE PULSES OF LIGHT HAIR REMOVAL PERFORMED ON ANY PART OF THE  HUMAN
BODY.
  12.  "LASER  HAIR  REMOVAL"  MEANS  THE USE OF A LASER OR PULSED LIGHT
DEVICE IN A HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE THAT DOES NOT REMOVE THE EPIDERMIS.
  13. "LASER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNICIAN" MEANS A LICENSED ESTHETICIAN WHOSE
PRACTICE IS LIMITED TO LASER HAIR REMOVAL.
  § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 402 of  the  general  business  law,  as
added by chapter 509 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  Adopt  such  rules  and  regulations  not  inconsistent  with  the
provisions of this article, as may be necessary with respect to the form
and content of applications for licenses,  the  reception  thereof,  the
investigation  and  examination  of applicants and of prospective appli-
cants taking  examinations  and  their  qualifications,  and  the  other
matters incidental or appropriate to the powers and duties of the secre-

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

Co-Sponsors

A7977A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6088
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400 & 402, add §404-c, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A821, S2834

A7977A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes laser hair removal in the practice of esthetics for purposes of licensing such practice.

A7977A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7977--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Economic Development -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to licensing of
  laser hair removal technicians

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 6 of section 400 of the general business law,
as added by chapter 509 of the laws of 1992,  is  amended  and  two  new
subdivisions 12 and 13 are added to read as follows:
  6.  The  practice  of  "esthetics"  means  providing for a fee, or any
consideration or exchange,  whether  direct  or  indirect,  services  to
enhance the appearance of the face, neck, arms, legs, and shoulders of a
human  being  by  the  use  of compounds or procedures including makeup,
eyelashes, depilatories, tonics, lotions, waxes, sanding  and  tweezing,
whether  performed  by  manual, mechanical, chemical or electrical means
and instruments but shall not include the practice of NEEDLE BASED elec-
trology. THE PRACTICE OF "ESTHETICS" SHALL INCLUDE LASER HAIR REMOVAL OR
INTENSE PULSES OF LIGHT HAIR REMOVAL PERFORMED ON ANY PART OF THE  HUMAN
BODY.
  12.  "LASER  HAIR  REMOVAL"  MEANS  THE USE OF A LASER OR PULSED LIGHT
DEVICE IN A HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE THAT DOES NOT REMOVE THE EPIDERMIS.
  13. "LASER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNICIAN" MEANS A LICENSED ESTHETICIAN WHOSE
PRACTICE IS LIMITED TO LASER HAIR REMOVAL.
  § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 402 of  the  general  business  law,  as
added by chapter 509 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  Adopt  such  rules  and  regulations  not  inconsistent  with  the
provisions of this article, as may be necessary with respect to the form
and content of applications for licenses,  the  reception  thereof,  the
investigation  and  examination  of applicants and of prospective appli-
cants taking  examinations  and  their  qualifications,  and  the  other

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.