Master barber; creates occupational title, issuance of license. (HB1554)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Barbers and Cosmetology; license requirements. Creates the occupational title of master barber and requires the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology to issue a license to practice as a master barber, defined in the bill, to any individual licensed as a barber prior to December 8, 2017, and to an applicant who has successfully (i) completed the educational requirements as required by the Board, (ii) completed the experience requirements as required by the Board, and (iii) passed the examination approved by the Board. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 906. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 18104206D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1554)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106383D-H1
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1554H1)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106383D-H1
02/09/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1554H1
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (94-Y 6-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (94-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1554ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1554ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 231 (effective 3/9/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0231)