Report Title:

Tattoos; Temporary Permits

 

Description:

Allows department of health to issue temporary 14-calendar-day certificates of registration to tattoo artists for educational, trade show, or product demonstration purposes only.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2283

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to tattoo artists.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 321-374, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"321-374 License required; exemptions. (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall practice the occupation of tattoo artist in this State either gratuitously or for pay, or shall announce oneself either publicly or privately as prepared or qualified to practice that occupation without having a valid unrevoked license to do so.

(b) The department may issue temporary certificates of registration valid for fourteen calendar days to tattoo artists not licensed in the State under this part for educational, trade show, or product demonstration purposes only; provided that each holder of a temporary certificate of registration shall comply with all rules of the department regarding the health and safety procedures of applying tattoos under section 321‑373. This subsection shall apply to tattoo artists:

(1) Appropriately licensed in jurisdictions outside the State;

(2) Who intend to participate in educational, trade show, or product demonstration tattooing in the State; and

(3) For whom time constraints render it impractical to undergo the normal process of examination and licensure within the State.

The department may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 to implement this subsection.

[(b)] (c) Physicians holding a valid unrevoked license under chapter 453 or 460 are exempt from the requirements of this part."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2008.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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