Identical to H 250, filed 3/2/17.
Amends GS 130A-283. Defines a number of terms, including body art (procedures conducted for artistic purposes that include body piercing, branding, scarification, subdermal implants, and tattooing as these terms are also newly defined). Redefines tattooing to exclude the production of scars (now defined as scarification). Applies existing regulations of tattoing to all forms of body art. Creates a new Class A1 misdemeanor consisting of any violation of GS 130A-283. Adds text clarifying that GS 130A-283 does not authorize licensed body artists to treat injuries or otherwise practice medicine. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 130A-29(c) to apply the existing regulation of tattoing to all forms of body art.
Amends GS 130A-39(g) to make a conforming change.
Effective January 1, 2018. Permits for tattoing issued before that date, but not yet expired, remain valid until expiration.
Bill S 256 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 14 2017 - View summary