Legislative Updates for California

California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 800-952-5210 | Fax: 916-575-7281 | Website: barbercosmo.ca.gov/ | Email: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

California Sunset Review: Legislature Adjourned

As you are aware, the California Massage Therapy Act is up for sunset review this legislative session. However, ABMP just received confirmation that the California Legislature is adjourned until April 13, 2020. As such, the March 24, 2020, committee hearing is canceled. This is in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the legislature engaging in social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we do not know when a hearing will be rescheduled.

California Massage Therapy Sunset Review

The California Massage Therapy Act is up for sunset review this legislative session. This is a periodic review—the legislature assesses the state of regulation of massage therapy practice, examining how well it serves public interest. In a sunset review, the legislative committee charged with oversight of a profession evaluates the need, effectiveness, and performance of an agency (in this case, the California Massage Therapy Council, or CAMTC) for the purpose of improvement or discontinuance.
 

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