assembly Bill A821A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to licensing laser hair removal technicians

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 25, 2020 print number 821a
Feb 25, 2020 amend and recommit to economic development
Jan 08, 2020 referred to economic development
Jan 11, 2019 referred to economic development

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A821 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2834
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400, 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 409, 410 & 412, add §404-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7977, S6088

A821 - Summary

Relates to licensing laser hair removal technicians; establishes laser hair removal rules and regulations.

A821 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   821

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, SCHIMMINGER -- 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

A821A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2834
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400, 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 409, 410 & 412, add §404-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7977, S6088

A821A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to licensing laser hair removal technicians; establishes laser hair removal rules and regulations.

A821A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 821--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Economic Development -- recommitted to the  Committee
  on  Economic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  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.  Section  400  of  the  general business law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 12 and 13 to read as follows:
  12. THE PRACTICE OF "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 PERSON LICENSED BY THE
SECRETARY WHO PRACTICES LASER HAIR REMOVAL  AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  §  2. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 401 of the general business law,
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 2015 and  subdivi-
sion  3  as  amended  by chapter 341 of the laws of 1998, are amended to
read as follows:
  1. No person shall engage in the practice of nail  specialty,  waxing,
natural hair styling, esthetics [or], cosmetology OR LASER HAIR REMOVAL,
as  defined  in  section  four  hundred  of this article, without having
received a license to engage in such practice in the  manner  prescribed
in this article. No person shall act as a trainee or perform any service
as  such  unless  he  or  she has obtained a certificate of registration
pursuant to this article.
  3. A person licensed by any other state or country  to  practice  nail
specialty,  waxing, natural hair styling, esthetics [or], cosmetology OR
LASER HAIR REMOVAL shall be allowed to practice in New  York  state  for

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