Bedford, NH – Assistant Majority Leader Stephen Pearson (R-Derry) released the following statement after the House voted 203-160 to pass HB575, relative to licensure of applicants for cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring through apprenticeship programs. 

“House Republicans have always been leaders in the fight to knock down barriers to employment for Granite Staters. When writing occupational licensing laws, the government must ensure that we are striking the right balance of safety and empowering individuals to pursue the career of their choice. HB575 does that for individuals looking to become a cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist. This bill allows individuals getting their certification the convenience and flexibility that an apprenticeship offers; allowing them to work or care for a family while getting their education. House Republicans remain committed to ensuring all Granite Staters looking to join the workforce are not impeded by government regulation.”