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2030 Center Street
Northampton, PA 18067
Telephone: (610) 502-2701
FAX: (610) 502-2704
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9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
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125 South Walnut Street
1st Floor
Slatington PA 18080
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PO Box 202183
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2067
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Shortage of Barber Instructors Addressed in Mako Legislation
HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today introduced legislation to address the lack of barber-teachers in Pennsylvania.

“Having access to a barber for a haircut is not something many people think about,” Mako said. “However, Pennsylvania is currently experiencing a shortage of barber-teachers, which if not addressed, could force barber schools to close. While the lack of new barbers would not be seen immediately, it is important to address this issue before it becomes a problem.”

House Bill 1123 amends current law to allow licensed barbers who have three years of experience or licensed manager-barbers with one year of experience as of Jan. 1, 2017, to opt to become licensed as a barber-teacher without examination. All applicants must have no disciplinary action on their records and pay a fee.

The bill is expected to be referred to the House Professional Licensure Committee.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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