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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 16, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Kapenga, L. Taylor, Craig, Darling,
Harsdorf, Nass and Stroebel, cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga,
Kleefisch, Allen, Berceau, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Doyle, Duchow,
Felzkowski, Fields, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jarchow, Katsma, Knodl,
Kremer, Krug, Macco, Mursau, Neylon, Petryk, Skowronski and Spiros.
Referred to Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal
Relations.
SB108,1,4 1An Act to repeal 454.12 and 454.265; and to amend 454.13 (1) (a) and 454.27
2(1) (a) of the statutes; relating to: cosmetology and barbering continuing
3education requirements and licensure of barbers, cosmetologists, and related
4professionals from jurisdictions outside Wisconsin.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill eliminates continuing education requirements for cosmetologists,
aestheticians, manicurists, and electrologists. Under current law, the Cosmetology
Examining Board can require persons holding any of those licenses to complete
continuing education 1) as a part of the disciplinary process to ensure the person's
professional competency; or 2) if doing so is necessary to preserve the public health,
safety, or welfare.
The bill also removes continuing education requirements for barbers. Under
current law, the Department of Safety and Professional Services has the authority
to require barbers to complete continuing education until completing eight years of
practice as a licensed barber.
Additionally, the bill eliminates the requirement that an applicant who is
licensed as a cosmetologist, aesthetician, manicurist, electrologist, or barber in
another jurisdiction must have completed 4,000 hours of experience in the licensed
practice in order to be granted a reciprocal license. The bill maintains the
requirement for a reciprocal license in current law that an applicant licensed in
another jurisdiction has never been disciplined by the licensing authority of another
jurisdiction and is not party to a proceeding before the licensing agency in which it

is alleged that the applicant was negligent or violated the law in the licensed
practice.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB108,1 1Section 1. 454.12 of the statutes is repealed.
SB108,2 2Section 2. 454.13 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB108,2,73 454.13 (1) (a) The applicant has at least 4,000 hours of experience in licensed
4practice,
has never been disciplined by the licensing authority of another jurisdiction
5and is not a party to a proceeding before the licensing agency in which it is alleged
6that the applicant was negligent in the licensed practice or violated the law relating
7to the licensed practice.
SB108,3 8Section 3. 454.265 of the statutes is repealed.
SB108,4 9Section 4. 454.27 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB108,2,1410 454.27 (1) (a) The applicant has at least 4,000 hours of experience in licensed
11practice,
has never been disciplined by the licensing authority of another
12jurisdiction, and is not a party to a proceeding before the licensing agency in which
13it is alleged that the applicant was negligent in the licensed practice or violated any
14law relating to the licensed practice.
SB108,5 15Section 5. Initial applicability.
SB108,3,216 (1) This act first applies to an application for licensure under section 454.13 of
17the statutes received by the cosmetology examining board on the effective date of this
18subsection or an application for licensure under section 454.27 of the statutes

1received by the department of safety and professional services on the effective date
2of this subsection.
SB108,3,33 (End)
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