CSAC Bulletin Article

Health and Human Services 03/18/2011

AB 300 (Ma) – Support 
As Amended March 10, 2011

AB 300 by Assembly Member Fiona Ma establishes clear standards for the tattoo, piercing and permanent cosmetics industry in California.

AB 300 establishes a clear scope of local authority, clear requirements for registration of body art practitioners and consistent enforcement of mobile and fixed body art sites. The bill also protects consumers through informed consent requirements and promotes the public’s health through strong provisions requiring body art practitioners, as a provision of registration, to complete courses on the transmission of blood borne pathogens and first aid.

This measure is needed because counties cannot currently regulate the body art industry in any way, even when responding to complaints. Furthermore, by requiring practitioners to follow clear standards and guidelines, AB 300 will serve a clear public health purpose. 

AB 300 is set for hearing Tuesday, March 22.

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