April 23, 2021

Miss. eliminates license for cosmetic procedures

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Miss. Cuts License for Some Cosmetic Procedures

Miss. Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill April 13 that eliminates licensing and training requirements for some cosmetology services. According to WLBT, the bill allows people to apply makeup and eyelash extensions and thread eyebrows without being licensed. The state had required people providing these services to obtain an esthetician’s license, which required 600 hours of instruction.

Calif. Bill Tightening Nursing Home Licensing Stalls

A bill that would tighten licensing requirements for California nursing homes has stalled in the state Legislature, according to CalMatters. An earlier investigation by the journalism organization highlighted the ability of the state’s largest nursing home owner to operate facilities for years through a network of companies while license applications remained in “pending” status. The bill would have prohibited the use of management agreements to circumvent state licensing requirements, according to CalMatters.

N.J. Gov. Proposes Sweeping Gun Laws

In response to rising homicides in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed several gun policies on April 15, according to NJ.com. These include raising the firearm purchasing age from 18 to 21 and issuing permits only to residents who pass gun safety classes. Murphy also would like to create a database of all ammunition sold and force people moving into New Jersey to register their firearms.

Texas House Eases Weapon Licensing Requirements

The Texas House approved a bill April 15 that would allow people to carry firearms, openly or otherwise, without licenses, according to the Texas Tribune. The bill would not apply to people who are prohibited by state or federal law from having weapons. The legislation now heads to the state Senate.

N.D. Allows Licensure of Residential Hospices

A new law gives the North Dakota Department of Health the authority to license residential end-of-life care facilities. Currently, the terminally ill may receive end-of-life care only in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals. The state expects the first residential hospice to open in Bismarck in 2025, according to Hospice News.

Ohio Board: Reprimand Lawyer Who Received Odd Penalty

An Ohio disciplinary board asked the state Supreme Court this month to publicly reprimand a defense attorney whose courtroom behavior motivated a judge to punish him in a manner reminiscent of Bart Simpson. According to Cleveland.com, attorney Anthony Baker disrupted court proceedings in 2020 when the judge declined to provide jury instructions he had requested. The judge ordered him to write two sentences, 25 times each, promising not to be disruptive again. Bart Simpson engages in a similar exercise during the opening of the popular cartoon.


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