Senate File 2275 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2275 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2013) A BILL FOR An Act exempting natural hair braiding from the definition of 1 cosmetology. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5112SV (2) 86 tr/nh
S.F. 2275 Section 1. Section 157.1, Code 2016, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 24A. “Natural hair braiding” means a method 3 of natural hair care consisting of braiding, locking, twisting, 4 weaving, cornrowing, or otherwise physically manipulating hair 5 without the use of chemicals to alter the hair’s physical 6 characteristics that incorporates both traditional and modern 7 styling techniques. 8 Sec. 2. Section 157.1, subsection 5, paragraph a, Code 2016, 9 is amended to read as follows: 10 a. Arranging, braiding, dressing, curling, waving, press 11 and curl hair straightening, shampooing, cutting, singeing, 12 bleaching, coloring, or similar works, upon the hair of any 13 person, or upon a wig or hairpiece when done in conjunction 14 with haircutting or hairstyling by any means. “Cosmetology” 15 does not include natural hair braiding. 16 Sec. 3. Section 157.2, Code 2016, is amended by adding the 17 following new subsection: 18 NEW SUBSECTION . 6. Persons performing natural hair 19 braiding shall pass a health and sanitation examination as 20 prescribed by the board and shall register with the board. 21 The registration information shall include an address and 22 description of the location or locations where the person 23 performs natural hair braiding. The department shall inspect 24 a location where a person performs natural hair braiding upon 25 receipt of a complaint to the board about that location. The 26 inspection shall monitor compliance with health and sanitation 27 requirements established under this chapter or by rule as 28 adopted by the board. A person who performs natural hair 29 braiding who is deemed to have failed an inspection by the 30 department shall pay a fine as determined by the board. 31 EXPLANATION 32 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 33 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 34 Generally, a person practicing cosmetology on a more than 35 -1- LSB 5112SV (2) 86 tr/nh 1/ 2
S.F. 2275 casual basis, regardless of whether the person is compensated, 1 is required to be licensed with the board of cosmetology arts 2 and sciences. This bill defines “natural hair braiding” and 3 exempts it from the definition of cosmetology in Code chapter 4 157. 5 The bill requires persons performing natural hair braiding 6 to pass a health and sanitation examination as prescribed by 7 the board of cosmetology and to register with the board of 8 cosmetology. If the board of cosmetology receives a complaint 9 about a person performing natural hair braiding, the department 10 of public health shall inspect the location where the person 11 performs the natural hair braiding to monitor compliance with 12 the board of cosmetology’s health and sanitation requirements 13 established under Code chapter 157 or as adopted by the board 14 of cosmetology by rule. If the department of public health 15 deems a person to have failed an inspection, that person shall 16 pay a fine as determined by the board of cosmetology. 17 -2- LSB 5112SV (2) 86 tr/nh 2/ 2