N.Y. General Business Law Section 403
Advisory committee


There shall be established within the department an advisory committee which shall consist of nine members broadly representative of the appearance enhancement industry; including one person engaged in the practice of either nail specialty or waxing; two persons engaged in natural hair styling; one of whom shall be knowledgeable in the practice of styling techniques which place tension on the hair roots, and one of whom shall ensure strict adherence to quality services for all clients of all hair types, including, but not limited to, curl pattern, hair strand thickness, and volume of hair; one person engaged in esthetics; two persons engaged in cosmetology; two persons engaged in training of persons for such practices and one person licensed as a dermatologist. The secretary shall appoint such persons to serve on the advisory committee, provided, that two shall be appointed by the secretary on the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate and two shall be appointed by the secretary on the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly. Each member of the committee shall be appointed for terms of two years. Any member may be reappointed for additional terms. The secretary shall designate from among the members of the committee a chairperson who shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.


The advisory committee shall meet no less than three times each year.


The advisory committee shall advise the secretary on all matters relating to this article, and on such other matters as the secretary shall request. In advising the secretary on matters concerning professional education or curriculum, inclusive of the maintenance of cultural and ethnic awareness within the prescribed curriculum in regard to hair types, including, but not limited to, curl pattern, hair strand thickness, and volume of hair, the advisory committee shall, to the extent practicable, consult with the state education department. The advisory committee is directed, in consultation with the department of state, the New York state office for the prevention of domestic violence and an advocacy group recognized by the federal department of health and human services, which has the ability to coordinate statewide and with local communities on programming and educational materials related to the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in New York state, to develop, provide for and integrate awareness training on domestic violence and sexual assault for all prospective students seeking to be licensed under this article. Further, on a voluntary basis for those seeking to renew their license as provided for in this article to develop and provide access to educational material for domestic violence and sexual assault awareness.


The secretary shall designate an employee of the department to act as secretary of the advisory committee, and shall provide such advisory committee such stenographic or other assistance as may be necessary.


Members of the advisory committee shall receive no compensation but shall be entitled to actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of such member’s duties hereunder.

Source: Section 403 — Advisory committee, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/403 (updated Jun. 19, 2020; accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

Last modified:
Jun. 19, 2020

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