2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
February 19, 2024 - Introduced by Senators L. Johnson, Cabral-Guevara and
Roys, cosponsored by Representatives Jacobson, Schmidt, Conley, Drake,
Madison, Ohnstad, Ratcliff, Sinicki, Stubbs and Subeck. Referred to
Committee on Licensing, Constitution and Federalism.
SB1031,1,2 1An Act to amend 15.405 (17) of the statutes; relating to: the membership of the
2Cosmetology Examining Board.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Cosmetology Examining Board, which licenses and
regulates cosmetologists, aestheticians, electrologists, and manicurists, consists of
nine members, including two representatives of cosmetology schools, four members
who are licensed either as aestheticians or cosmetologists, one member who is
licensed as an electrologist, and two public members. This bill adds a licensed
manicurist to the membership of the board and removes one public member.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB1031,1 3Section 1. 15.405 (17) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB1031,2,54 15.405 (17) Cosmetology examining board. There is created a cosmetology
5examining board in the department of safety and professional services. The
6cosmetology examining board shall consist of 9 members appointed for 4-year terms.
7Four members shall be licensed aestheticians or cosmetologists, 2 members one

shall be a public members member, one member shall be a representative
2of a private school of cosmetology, one member shall be a representative of a public
3school of cosmetology and, one member shall be a licensed electrologist, and one
4member shall be a licensed manicurist
. No more than 4 members may be connected
5with or have any financial interest in a cosmetology school.
SB1031,2 6Section 2 . Nonstatutory provisions.
SB1031,2,147 (1) Notwithstanding s. 15.08 (1), the governor may provisionally appoint to the
8cosmetology examining board the initial manicurist member authorized by this act.
9That provisional appointment shall be in force until withdrawn by the governor or
10acted upon by the senate and, if confirmed by the senate, shall continue for the
11remainder of the unexpired term, if any, of the member and until a successor is
12chosen and qualifies. A provisional appointee may exercise all the powers and duties
13of board membership to which the person is appointed during the time in which the
14appointee qualifies.
SB1031,2,2115 (2) A provisional appointment made under sub. (1) that is withdrawn by the
16governor shall, upon withdrawal, lapse and create a vacancy for provisional
17appointment of another initial manicurist member authorized by this act of the
18cosmetology examining board. Any provisional appointment made under sub. (1)
19that is rejected by the senate shall upon rejection lapse and create a vacancy for
20nomination and appointment under s. 15.08 (1) of another initial manicurist member
21authorized by this act.
SB1031,3,222 (3) Notwithstanding the length of terms specified for the members of the
23cosmetology examining board under s. 15.405 (17), the initial manicurist member

1authorized by this act appointed to the cosmetology examining board under this act
2shall be appointed for a term expiring on July 1, 2028.
SB1031,3,33 (End)