ABMP Opposes CA Bill AB3061, Up For Vote this Week

California AB3061, regarding a massage establishment registry, is up for a vote this week in the California Assembly. ABMP opposes this bill, as it remains vague and requires registry with counties. Many massage therapists and bodyworkers already have to pay for licenses at the municipal level and for CAMTC certification. This is an added level of regulation. We are also opposed because it does not exempt sole practitioners. If you wish to send a letter to your legislator telling them you oppose this bill, find out who your legislator is and how to contact them here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. If you send a letter, please also send it to ABMP Government Relations Director Laura Embleton at laura@abmp.com. Thank you!

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Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

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