Bill description: SB 1343 would require anyone who applies eyelash extensions to obtain a license as an esthetician or cosmetologist.

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Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market? 


SB 1343 would expand the definitions of cosmetology and esthetics to include the application of eyelash and eyebrow extensions. By expanding this definition, SB 1343 would require all individuals who apply these extensions to obtain a license to practice as a cosmetologist or esthetician.

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Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market? 


To require all individuals who apply extensions to obtain a cosmetologist or esthetician license, SB 1343 would significantly increase the barrier to entry into the profession. To obtain an esthetician’s license, an individual would have to receive at least 600 hours of schooling from an accredited institution. To practice as a cosmetologist, a person would have to receive at least 1,600 hours of schooling.

The cost in money and time to obtain this schooling is substantial, which would bar many from practicing in this profession.

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Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? 


SB 1343 would require that individuals pay $100 in fees annually to the Board in order to obtain a license which would allow them to apply eyelash or eyebrow extensions.

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