Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 128
       By Senator Farmer
       34-00153-18                                            2018128__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to continuing education for barbers,
    3         cosmetologists, and specialists; amending ss. 476.154
    4         and 477.019, F.S.; requiring the Department of
    5         Professional Regulation and the Board of Cosmetology
    6         to prescribe by rule a 1-hour course on domestic
    7         violence and sexual assault awareness as a condition
    8         of license or registration renewal; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   14  476.154, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         476.154 Biennial renewal of licenses.—
   16         (3)(a) The department shall renew a license upon receipt of
   17  the renewal application and fee, and proof of completion of a 1
   18  hour course on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness as
   19  prescribed by department rule.
   20         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (7) of section
   21  477.019, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         477.019 Cosmetologists; qualifications; licensure;
   23  supervised practice; license renewal; endorsement; continuing
   24  education.—
   25         (7)(a) The board shall prescribe by rule a 1-hour biennial
   26  continuing education course on domestic violence and sexual
   27  assault awareness and additional continuing education
   28  requirements intended to ensure protection of the public through
   29  updated training of licensees and registered specialists, not to
   30  exceed 16 hours biennially, as a condition for renewal of a
   31  license or registration as a specialist under this chapter. The
   32  additional continuing education requirements must courses shall
   33  include, but need not be limited to, the following subjects as
   34  they relate to the practice of cosmetology: human
   35  immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
   36  Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations;
   37  workers’ compensation issues; state and federal laws and rules
   38  as they pertain to cosmetologists, cosmetology, salons,
   39  specialists, specialty salons, and booth renters; chemical
   40  makeup as it pertains to hair, skin, and nails; and
   41  environmental issues. Courses given at cosmetology conferences
   42  may be counted toward the number of continuing education hours
   43  required if approved by the board.
   44         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.