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Gov. Reynolds signs bill allowing mobile barbershops


This news story was published on March 11, 2020.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed bill SF 155 Tuesday, a bill to allow mobile barber shops in the state of Iowa. Gov. Reynolds was joined by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Iowa lawmakers, and William Burt, the owner of a mobile barbershop serving underprivileged Iowans. SF 155 passed the Iowa Senate 49-0 and the Iowa House 92-0.

“William Burt had a great idea, and today we changed an outdated law to help his vision become a permanent reality,” said Gov. Reynolds. “William’s story is a testament to the power of redemption and how second chances can spark real change. I want to thank William for spearheading this legislation, putting in the work to get this done, and being an incredible advocate for his community.”

“This means that I now have the chance to get to work and serve the people that have been underserved,” said William Burt. “I’m finally free! I would like to thank Gov. Reynolds, Americans for Prosperity, my community, the legislators and the state of Iowa for the opportunity to pursue my dreams.”

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SF 155 was a result of William Burt story, a returning citizen who decided to use his second chance to make a difference for himself and the community. Since being released from jail in 2008, he got his barbering degree as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UNI. His mobile barbershop helps underserved people in Waterloo, such as  low-income households and veterans with disabilities.

SF155: an Act relating to the practice of barbering in movable locations and including effective day provisions.

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