Government licensing is the most burdensome form of occupational regulation. Granite Staters deserve to have red tape barriers removed when there is no clear goal in protecting public safety. That is why I am asking you to support three bills that would make it easier for Granite Staters to pursue their passions and contribute to their communities.
HB 1171 creates an exemption to the cosmetology license requirement for styling hair, makeup application, and eyelash extensions. All these services are low risk to consumer safety since they do not involve cutting, coloring, or chemically altering hair. Requiring someone to attend school to get a license for a procedure when that procedure is not taught in the school is totally pointless and unnecessary. These were the same reasons that the legislature got rid of the licensure requirement for hair braiders in 2017.
HB 1560 makes it easier for qualified cosmetologists to move to New Hampshire and contribute to our communities. Employers in New Hampshire are struggling to find workers. There are very few differences in licensing requirements across New England for the cosmetology field and this bill would bring relief to salons and barbershops across N.H. who have been unable to fill open positions.
HB 1330 eliminates the licensing requirement for medical technicians in New Hampshire. Medical technicians are a critical component of our health care workforce. Hospitals and health care facilities have been struggling to hire workers. Hospitals and health care facilities perform background checks, training, and certification to ensure patients’ needs are being met in a safe manner. N.H. is the only state that licenses Medical Technicians.
The legislature has an opportunity to empower Granite Staters by making these small but incredibly impactful changes to reduce barriers standing in the way of them pursuing their dreams. Sign our letter to your Senator today!