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File #: Ord 20-1    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 414 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
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Amending Chapter 414 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Legislative Code defines two categories of massage locations: Massage or bodywork centers, and home locations for solo practitioners; and

WHEREAS, the Code does not include a category that defines solo massage practitioners who operate out of non-home locations (for example, rented office space); and

WHEREAS, the City desires to create a separate category in the Code that covers solo massage practitioners who operate out of non-home locations and to allow a separate fee category for the same.

NOW THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN that Chapter 414, Massage and Bodywork Practitioners, of the Legislative Code be amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1.

Section 414.01 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 414.01. - License required.
No person shall engage in providing services as a massage or bodywork practitioner in Saint Paul without a license. Exception: Massage or bodywork services being conducted under the control of an accredited school at a special event in which there are no fees or money being collected from the consumer for the massage services do not require a license
Sec. 414.011. - Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this section shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
Accredited school means a school accredited by a government agency or an organization recognized for conducting accreditation by a government agency responsible for accrediting schools.
Director means the director of the department of safety and inspections or his/her designee.
Licensed school means a private institution that offers occupational programs below the associate level and has obtained private career school licensure as required by Minnesota Statute.
Massage or bodywork services means a course of treat...

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