2000 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representative Moody
House Bill 716
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-5-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THAT REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS RELATING TO SANITATION SHALL HAVE THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 73-5-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-7. (1) The Board of Barber Examiners shall have authority to make reasonable rules and regulations for the administration of the provisions of this chapter. Provided, however, that any and all rules and regulations relating to sanitation shall, before adoption by the board, have the written approval of the State Board of Health. The Board of Barber Examiners shall adopt * * * regulations * * * for the guidance of registered barbers in the operation of a shop and in the practice of barbering except, however, it shall be optional with the individual barber as to whether he or she uses a mug. Any member of the Board of Barber Examiners shall have the authority to enter upon and inspect any barbershop or barber school at any time during business hours * * *. A copy of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Barber Examiners shall be furnished * * * to the owner or manager of each shop and barber school affected by this chapter, and such copy shall be posted in a conspicuous place in such barbershop or barber school.
(2) The board shall have authority to establish rules and regulations governing schools of barbering in this state except those schools operated by a state institution of higher learning or by a public community or junior college. The board shall have further authority to establish curriculum for such regulated schools of barbering in this state.
Each regulated school of barbering shall submit the following to the board before enrolling students:
(a) The address of proposed school, and the type and size of building in which the school is to be located;
(b) The names and addresses of owners and officers of such school, and the names, addresses and instructor license number of managers, supervisors and instructors of such school;
(c) A list of equipment and teaching aids; and
(d) A copy of the contract to be used between the school and the student.
All regulated schools of barbering in the State of Mississippi shall be required to maintain a surety bond in the amount of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to ensure that in the event a school ceases operation, that all unused tuition fees will be refunded to the students concerned. This bond shall remain in effect for the duration of the school's operation.
(3) The Board of Barber Examiners shall adopt rules and regulations establishing a procedure for the processing and investigation of complaints filed with the board. The board shall keep records of all complaints, and such records shall indicate the action taken on the complaints.
(4) The Board of Barber Examiners shall keep a record of its proceedings relating to the issuance, refusal, suspension and revocation of certificates of registration. The record shall also contain the name, place of business and the residence of each registered barber, and the date and number of his certificate of registration. The record shall be open to public inspection at all reasonable times.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.