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Laser Hair Removal Bill Starts Moving In Florida Senate

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A Florida lawmaker wants to put some regulations in place for laser hair removal technicians.

Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) is the bill’s Senate sponsor.

“This bill requires a licensed electrologists who uses a laser or a pulse-like device to be certified by a national recognized electrology organization and have appropriate training as defined by the Board of Medicine for each device,” she said. Currently, certification is only required by rule. It is not in statute. The bill also defines laser hair removal and a laser or pulse-like device as an electronic device approved by the FDA for laser hair removal.”

So far, the measure has passed its first Senate committee. Its House counterpart by Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) has not yet had a hearing.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.