Updates to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act!
The Tennessee General Assembly has recently made changes to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act. These new laws are found in Public Chapter No. 447 and Public Chapter No. 477. The changes amend the Tennessee Cosmetology Act in sections 62-4-120 and 62-4-125.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILE THESE NEW LAWS GO INTO EFFECT UPON BECOMING LAW/JULY 1st, THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY MUST FIRST MAKE RULES TO CARRY OUT THE NEW LAWS.
The rule making process requires that the Board draft rules, which must then be approved through a formal rule making hearing. After the rule making hearing, the rules must be approved by the Attorney General’s Office and subsequently, be on file with the Secretary of State’s office for 90 days before they are effective. Until this rule making process is completed, the newly enacted laws cannot be fully administered.