Chief Sponsor: Melissa G. Ballard

Senate Sponsor: Todd D. Weiler


8     General Description:
9          This bill imposes additional sanitation requirements on facilities.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     defines terms;
13          ▸     requires the Department of Health to create an informational notice;
14          ▸     requires a cosmetology facility to post an informational notice in a visible area;
15          ▸     authorizes a local health department to impose a fine for a cosmetology facility's
16     failure to comply with the informational notice requirement; and
17          ▸     makes technical changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          26-15-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 311
25          26-15-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 25
26     ENACTS:
27          26-15-14, Utah Code Annotated 1953


29     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30          Section 1. Section 26-15-1 is amended to read:
31          26-15-1. Definitions.
32          As used in this chapter:
33          (1) "Body art facility" means a facility where an individual practices or instructs:
34          (a) body piercing;
35          (b) tattooing;
36          (c) permanent cosmetics; or
37          (d) microblading.
38          (2) "Cosmetology facility" means a facility where an individual practices or instructs:
39          (a) barbering;
40          (b) cosmetology/barbering;
41          (c) electrology;
42          (d) esthetics;
43          (e) master-level esthetics;
44          (f) hair design; or
45          (g) nail technology.
46          [(1)] (3) (a) "Food handler" means any person working part-time or full-time in a food
47     service establishment who:
48          (i) moves food or food containers, prepares, stores, or serves food;
49          (ii) comes in contact with any food, utensil, tableware or equipment; or
50          (iii) washes the same.
51          (b) "Food handler" includes:
52          (i) owners, supervisors, and management persons, and any other person working in a
53     food-service establishment; or
54          (ii) an operator or person:
55          (A) employed by one who handles food dispensed through vending machines;
56          (B) who comes into contact with food contact surfaces or containers, equipment,
57     utensils, or packaging materials used in connection with vending machine operations; or
58          (C) who otherwise services or maintains one or more vending machines.

59          (c) "Food handler" does not include a producer of food products selling food at a
60     farmers market as defined in Section 4-5-102.
61          (4) "Local health department" means the same as that term is defined in Section
62     26A-1-102.
63          [(2)] (5) "Pest" means a noxious, destructive, or troublesome organism whether plant
64     or animal, when found in and around places of human occupancy, habitation, or use which
65     threatens the public health or well being of the people within the state.
66          [(3)] (6) "Vector" means any organism, such as insects or rodents, that transmits a
67     pathogen that can affect public health.
68          Section 2. Section 26-15-2 is amended to read:
69          26-15-2. Minimum rules of sanitation established by department.
70          The department shall establish and enforce, or provide for the enforcement of minimum
71     rules of sanitation necessary to protect the public health[. Such rules shall include, but not be
72     limited to,], including rules necessary for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, or
73     expansion of:
74          (1) [restaurants and all places] a restaurant or a place where food or drink is handled,
75     sold, or served to the public;
76          (2) a public swimming [pools] pool;
77          (3) a public [baths including saunas, spas, massage parlors, and suntan parlors] bath,
78     including a sauna, spa, or massage facility;
79          (4) a public bathing [beaches] beach;
80          (5) [schools which are publicly or privately owned or operated] a public or private
81     school;
82          (6) a recreational [resorts, camps, and vehicle parks] resort, camp, or vehicle park;
83          (7) an amusement [parks and all other centers and places] park or other center or place
84     used for public gatherings;
85          (8) a mobile home [parks and] park or highway rest [stops] stop;
86          (9) a construction or labor [camps] camp;
87          (10) [jails, prisons and other places] a jail, prison, or other place of incarceration or
88     confinement;
89          (11) [hotels and motels] a hotel or motel;

90          (12) [lodging houses and boarding houses] a lodging house or boarding house;
91          (13) [service stations] a service station;
92          (14) [barbershops and beauty shops] a cosmetology facility;
93          (15) [physician and dentist offices] a physician or dentist office;
94          (16) [public buildings and grounds] a public building or ground;
95          (17) [public conveyances and terminals; and] a public conveyance or terminal;
96          (18) a commercial tanning [facilities.] facility; and
97          (19) a body art facility.
98          Section 3. Section 26-15-14 is enacted to read:
99          26-15-14. Regulation of cosmetology facilities.
100          (1) As used in this section, "informational notice" means a notice the department shall
101     create that contains:
102          (a) a local health department's contact information;
103          (b) the website containing the administrative rules that regulate a cosmetology facility;
104          (c) common sanitary issues a cosmetology facility must address; and
105          (d) any other information the department determines relevant for encouraging sanitary
106     conditions in a cosmetology facility.
107          (2) A cosmetology facility shall:
108          (a) obtain an informational notice from the department with the contact information of
109     the local health department where the cosmetology facility is located; and
110          (b) post the informational notice in a location that is readily visible to an individual
111     entering the cosmetology facility.
112          (3) The local health department may impose a fine not exceeding $500 for a violation
113     of Subsection (2).
114          (4) The department shall revise and update the informational notice as needed.