Professions and occupations; hair braiding. (HB555)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; hair braiding. Clarifies that hair braiding is not a practice included under the definition of "cosmetology." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101042D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB555)
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Committee substitute printed 18105817D-H1
02/01/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB555H1)
02/02/2018Passed by for the day
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105817D-H1
02/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB555H1
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-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 (HB555ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB555ER)
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 219 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)


Lechele Jackson writes:

Why is this an issue even to be passed as a law. It is very discreminatory! This should not be passed to hinder a culture or business from the doing what has been done for centuries!