Barbers and Cosmetology, Board for; regulation of laser or light therapy technicians. (HB1399)

Introduced By

Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Barbers and Cosmetology; regulation of laser or light therapy technicians. Requires, effective July 1, 2008, the licensure of laser or light therapy technicians by the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology. The bill defines laser or light therapy as the nonabrasive photo-rejuvenation of the skin or the removal of hair by selective photothermolysis, using laser or light therapy devices. The bill also increases the membership of the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology by adding a laser or light therapy technician. The bill also limits the current exemption from licensure for nurses by requiring them to be performing activities as part of their official duties in a medical facility under the responsibility of persons authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathy or chiropractic. Amends § 54.1-700, § 54.1-701, § 54.1-702, § 54.1-703, § 54.1-704.1, § 54.1-704.2, § 54.1-705, § 54.1-706, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/13/2006 Presented and ordered printed 063802320
  • 01/13/2006 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/24/2006 Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2006 Read first time
  • 01/26/2006 Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1399)
  • 01/26/2006 Passed by for the day
  • 01/27/2006 Passed by for the day
  • 01/30/2006 Passed by for the day
  • 01/31/2006 Read second time
  • 01/31/2006 Committee amendment rejected
  • 01/31/2006 Floor substitute printed 062367304-H1 (Gear)
  • 01/31/2006 Substitute by Delegate Gear agreed to 062367304-H1
  • 01/31/2006 Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
  • 01/31/2006 Rereferred to Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 02/07/2006 Continued to 2007 in Health, Welfare and Institutions