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June 5, 2001|
NASSAU LEGISLATURE PASSES TATTOO PARLOR
(Mineola, NY) Legislation sponsored by Legislator Vincent Muscarella (R-West Hempstead) that licenses tattoo parlors and requires parental consent if a child under the age of 18 wants to have their body pierced or branding was unanimously approved by the Nassau County Legislature. Legislators Becker, Ciotti, Dunne, Gonsalves, Mangano, Nicolello, Pontillo and Schmitt all co-sponsored the legislation.
"Residents have the right to know that the facility that is being used is properly licensed by the Health Department," said Legislator Muscarella. "This legislation requires tattoo parlors to obtain a license from the Department of Health before doing business in our County.
The legislation requires the following:
The legislation if signed by the County Executive would become effective January 1, 2002. This time period will give the Department of Health the opportunity to develop licensing standards and allow the industry the opportunity to comply with them.