House Bill 584

Last Action to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
Title AN ACT relating to body modifications and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1318
Sponsors R. Adams, K. Hall, A. Wuchner
Summary of Original Version Establish Chapter 317C and create new sections thereof to require persons engaging in the practices of tattooing or body piercing or operating a body piercing or tattoo studio to obtain a license under the chapter; set out exemptions; prohibit a licensed tattoo artist from giving laser treatment, injecting Botox, and from performing permanent cosmetic tattoos; create board; establish membership; attach board for administrative purposes to the Division of Occupation and Professions; establish boards duties; promulgate administrative regulations to ensure public safety and the competence of the practitioners; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the training of persons licensed; establish qualifications for licensing as a tattoo artist, tattoo studio, tattoo instructor, body piercing technician, and body piercing studio; establish procedures for the issuance and renewal of licenses; establish board's authority to impose disciplinary actions and the grounds upon which the actions may be taken; require that the provisions of this chapter supersede local government ordinances, except for those relating to occupational license fees and zoning requirements; create a revolving account; limit use of moneys in revolving account to administration of chapter; repeal KRS 211.760; amend KRS 211.990 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Body piercing and tattooing, standards of practice established
Licensing - Practice of body piercing and tattooing, licensing of practitioners and related professionals
Fees - Practice of body piercing and tattooing, licensing fees relating to
Occupational Safety and Health - Body piercing and tattooing, regulation of practice
State Agencies - Body piercing and tattooing advisory committee, establishment of
Barbers and Cosmetologists - Body piercing and tattooing, oversight agency designated
Occupations and Professions - Body piercing and tattooing, standards of practice established
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in House
  • to Licensing & Occupations (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2008
  • 3rd reading, passed 96-0
  • received in Senate
  • to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)

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