Vt. Senate supports board: No pets in hair salons


The Vermont Senate has gone on record as supporting a state board’s ruling that pets do not belong in barber shops and beauty parlors. In a 14-to-13 vote, the Senate defeated an amendment by Senator Richard Sears, Democrat of Bennington, that would have allowed animals in commercial hair-cutting establishments. Sears said he pushed for the measure after an inspector for the state Board of Cosmetology cited Bennington-area businesses for allowing pets on the premises. The measure failed after Senator Anthony Pollina, a progressive from Washington County, argued that regulatory boards should be allowed to make such decisions without interference by lawmakers.

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