WSR 15-02-077
[Filed January 7, 2015, 9:59 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-23-066.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Building 2, Conference Room 2105, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on February 10, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 11, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Cameron Dalmas, Department of Licensing, Cosmetology Program, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6643, by February 9, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cameron Dalmas by February 9, 2015, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-6643.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department will amend chapter 308-20 WAC to add language from Interpretive Statement-COS1, regarding the practice of natural hair braiding. This will define that natural hair braiding does not meet the requirements as set forth in chapter 18.16 RCW.
See New Section below.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department will formally adopt the definition as identified in Interpretive Statement-COS1 to clarify natural hair braiding does not meet the requirements as set forth in chapter 18.16 RCW. The department has worked with stakeholders who support adopting Interpretive Statement-COS1 into rule.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.145.050, 43.24.023.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.16 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Susan Colard, Administrator, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6647.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules are exempt under RCW 34.05.310 (4)(g)(ii).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this proposed rule under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
January 7, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
WAC 308-20-025 Natural hair braidingExemption.
Nothing in chapter 18.16 RCW or 308-20 WAC prohibits or restricts the practice of natural hair braiding. Natural hair braiding does not include hair cutting, application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color of the hair or to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair. Natural hair braiding may involve the use of hair extensions when the extensions are attached only by natural means.