Nice to see that Glenn is busy keeping Wisconsin open for business by busying himself with regulation. Besides, the last thing Wisconsin needs are smarter barbers.
"Onerous".... He used the word "onerous."
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:06 PM
To: *Legislative All Senate; *Legislative All Assembly
Subject: SHORT DEADLINE: Co-Sponsorship of LRB 2316/1 relating to: separation of the licensing requirements for barbering and cosmetology, creation of the barbering examining board, and providing penalty
TO: All Legislators
FROM: Senator Glenn Grothman
DATE: February 15, 2012
RE: Co-sponsorship of LRB 2316/1 relating to: separation of the licensing requirements for barbering and cosmetology, creation of the barbering examining board, and providing a penalty.
DEADLINE: February 16, 2012
Under current law, barbers and cosmetologists are under the same license and are held to the same regulations and licensure requirements. This comes at a great burden to barbers. Barbers do not perform the same function as cosmetologists. Local barbers are subject to onerous continuing education that does not even relate to their field.
I have heard many stories from barbers, especially in Milwaukee, that are unable to attract other people to the profession. Their reasons include, but are not limited to, excessive education requirements, unnecessary continuing education, and problems with an examining board that cannot relate to the professional.
These barbers are upstanding citizens of their communities. They believe that this simple change to the licensure system would have a very positive effect on not only the Milwaukee community, but also the entire state. This bill will open the potential for barbering jobs in this state and will bring us in line with our surrounding states. Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota require no continuing education for barbers and Illinois also has two separate licenses for barbering and cosmetology.
LRB 2316/1 does the following:
· Creates two separate licenses for barbering and cosmetology.
· Creates two separate boards to regulate the practice of barbering and cosmetology.
· Barbers have no continuing education requirements.
· Licensees may apply for a license classified as inactive, under which they cannot practice, unless active status is restored.
o Inactive licensees are not required to take continuing education and pay one-half the usual renewal fee for the license.
· A licensed barbering school may only offer instruction in barbering.
· A licensed cosmetology school may offer instruction in barbering, cosmetology, aesthetics, manicuring and electrology.
· Licensed barbering instructors may only provide instruction in barbering.
· Licensed cosmetology instructors may provide instruction in barbering, cosmetology, aesthetics and manicuring.
To co-sponsor this pro-community and pro-jobs legislation, please contact Rachel Mattke in my office at (608) 266-7513 by 5:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2012.