Recently-Enacted Tennessee Law Requires Hair Stylists to Complete Domestic Violence Training

A new law took effect on Jan. 1 that will require cosmetologists to learn about the signs of domestic violence, in hopes that some will recognize those signs in their clients.

SB 216, passed in July, mandates that an applicant for a cosmetology license “successfully complete[s] up to one (1) hour of online or in-person training, at no cost to the applicant, by a nonprofit anti-domestic violence organization recognized by the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on domestic violence that focuses on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence, how to respond to these signs, and how to refer a client to resources for victims of domestic violence.”

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Tennessee Officials Warn of COVID-19 Scams Throughout State

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Securities Division this week encouraged state investors to proceed cautiously on new investment opportunities.

Fraudsters, TDCI officials said, continue to take advantage of the buzz surrounding companies promoting products and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tennessee Officials Update State on Licensing Process for Professionals

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance announced this week that its Division of Regulatory Boards licensed more than 129,000 professionals in fiscal year 2019 while decreasing the average processing time required for the approval of new applications for those seeking professional licensure.

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