Schaer Measure Allowing Temporary Barbering Permit Clears Assembly Panel

Aims to Help Barbers from Countries without License Requirements

A three-year pilot program that would license barbers from other countries cleared the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee recently.

The measure (A-5376) is sponsored by Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic). It expands the pilot program, introduced earlier this year, which permits barbers licensed in other countries to render their services in New Jersey. Schaer issued the following statement:

New Jersey remains committed to providing opportunities for all of our residents to use their skills to better their communities. With this bill, we extend that same opportunity to barbers who learned their skills in a country that does not provide licensing.

                “This legislation would allow those who are able to meet the appropriate requirements to be practicing barbers in our state. It also will allow them to make a living with the skills that they bring and provide a service for the communities they now call home.”