LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2023) — Governor Andy Beshear signed into law SB 57, making Kentucky the first state to enact the Cosmetology Licensure Compact.

The Cosmetology Licensure Compact will facilitate interstate practice for licensed cosmetologists based in compact member states. The Compact will become active once enacted by seven states.

“We are so thankful for all our military members,” Gov. Beshear said. “You all work tirelessly, whether it is that one weekend a month or on a long deployment to help another country or to defend our freedoms. We appreciate you and your families, your employers and your community for your continued sacrifice and service.”

SB 57 was sponsored by Sen. Amanda Mays Bledsoe.

“It’s just a privilege to be a small part in this legislation. It really is about helping military families, reducing barriers to employment and helping their families grow,” said Senator Bledsoe. “It is such a blessing to help them do this. I am so thankful to my constituents and others for making this possible.”

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