BODY ART REGULATION CHANGES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 250 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 2, 2017
AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE REGULATION OF BODY ART.
Intro. by Corbin, Bert Jones, Murphy.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 27 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 256, filed 3/14/17.

H 250

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:

    Makes changes to the definitions in subsection (a) of GS 130A-283, as follows. Modifies definition of body art by changing "artistic" to "aesthetic," adding that the art is applied to the human body, and deleting reference to subdermal implants. Modifies definition of body piercing by removing reference to the skin "of a person" and making other grammatical changes. Modifies the definition of branding by changing "on human tissue" to "on the skin." Modifies the definition of scarification by redefining that term as "the creation of a permanent mark on the skin by scratching, etching, or cutting." Deletes the definition of subdermal implanting.

    Modifies the limitations in subsection (e) by adding "insert an object under the skin" to the list of prohibited activities and making technical formatting changes to that subsection.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 90A-51 to add body art establishment sanitation to those environmental health service areas that are under the definition of environmental health practice for the purposes of GS Chapter 90A, Article 4, Registrations of Environmental Health Specialists. 


  • Summary date: Mar 2 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 130A­283. 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 tattooing to all forms of body art. Creates a new Class A1 misdemeanor consisting of any violation of GS 130A­283. Adds text clarifying that GS 130A­283 does not authorize licensed body artists to treat injuries or otherwise practice medicine. Makes conforming changes.

    Amends GS 130A­29(c) to apply the existing regulation of tattooing to all forms of body art.

    Amends GS 130A­39(g) to make a conforming change.

    Effective January 1, 2018. Permits for tattooing issued before that date, but not yet expired, remain valid until expiration.


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