Senate committee votes to remove barriers to cosmetology careers

HARRISBURG – Cosmetology students would no longer have to risk having their license applications denied due to minor offenses in their past due to a bill approved by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

Senate Bill 586 would amend the Cosmetology Law to remove references to “good moral character” in order to remove this obstacle to employment for cosmetology students.

“It is good for our communities and good for taxpayers to offer people a second chance,” Argall said. “Allowing people to pursue an honest living is better for society and for taxpayers than the alternative – additional public welfare costs from unemployed individuals and higher crime rates in our communities.”

The bill was sent to the full Senate for consideration.


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