2004 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Senator(s) Dearing, Burton, Walls
AN ACT TO CREATE A STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY AND BARBERING AND TO DEFINE ITS MEMBERSHIP, TERMS OF OFFICE, AND ORGANIZATIONS TO REQUIRE THE NEW BOARD TO RECOMMEND TO THE LEGISLATURE A UNIFORM LICENSING PROGRAM FOR BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 73-7-27 AND 73-7-29, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES IMPOSED ON COSMETOLOGISTS AND SALONS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 73-5-7, 73-5-8, 73-5-11, 73-5-15, 73-5-19, 73-5-25, 73-5-27, 73-5-33, 73-5-35, 73-5-41, 73-5-45, 73-7-2, 73-7-31 AND 73-7-63, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 73-5-1 AND 73-7-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS AND THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) There is hereby created and empowered the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to be composed of five (5) licensed cosmetologists, and five (5) licensed barbers to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. One (1) cosmetologist and one (1) barber shall be appointed from each congressional district as constituted on January 1, 2004, and one (1) cosmetologist and one (1) barber shall be appointed from the state at large. All members shall serve terms of four (4) years, and shall continue to serve until their successors are duly qualified. In any case, where a vacancy occurs due to resignation, removal or death, the Governor shall appoint a member to complete the unexpired balance of the vacating member's term. Any member who misses two consecutive meetings of the board shall be deemed to have vacated his/her position and a vacancy shall occur to which the Governor shall make an appointment.
(2) To be eligible for appointment, a cosmetologist or barber must have been licensed in the state for five (5) years, and have at least 10 years' active experience in cosmetology or barbering immediately preceding appointment. No more than two (2) members shall be graduates of the same cosmetology or barbering school, and no member shall have any financial interest in, or be an instructor in, a school of cosmetology or barbering.
(3) The board shall select a chair, who shall serve for one (1) year. The chair shall rotate between licensed cosmetologists and barbers on an annual basis. The board shall meet monthly, and at such other times as determined necessary by the chair.
(4) Whenever the terms "State Board of Cosmetology" or "State Board of Barber Examiners" shall appear in law, these terms shall mean the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering shall be the State Board of Cosmetology and the State Board of Barber Examiners, and shall have all powers and duties conferred upon these boards in law.
(5) Before December 1, 2007, the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering shall recommend to the Legislature a single, unified licensing program for barbers and cosmetologists so as to obviate the necessity of having separate licenses for such professionals. This recommendation shall include all fees necessary to generate revenues necessary to regulate the professions, and shall also recommend any necessary changes in board structure.
(6) This section shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2008.
SECTION 2. Section 73-7-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-7-27. (1) Any complaint may be filed with the board by a member or agent of the board or by any person charging any licensee of the board with the commission of any of the offenses enumerated in subsection (2) of this section. Such complaint shall be in writing, signed by the accuser or accusers, and verified under oath, and such complaints shall be investigated as set forth in Section 73-7-7. If, after the investigation, the board through its administrative review agents determines that there is not substantial justification to believe that the accused licensee has committed any of the offenses enumerated, it may dismiss the complaint or may prepare a formal complaint proceeding against the licensee as hereinafter provided. When used with reference to any complaint filed against a licensee herein, the term "not substantial justification" means a complaint that is frivolous, groundless in fact or law, or vexatious, as determined by unanimous vote of the board. In the event of a dismissal, the person filing the accusation and the accused licensee shall be given written notice of the board's determination. If the board determines there is reasonable cause to believe the accused has committed any of those offenses, the secretary of the board shall give written notice of such determination to the accused licensee and set a day for a hearing as provided in subsection (3) of this section.
(2) The board shall have the power to revoke, suspend or refuse to issue or renew any license or certificate provided for in this chapter, and to fine, place on probation and/or otherwise discipline a student or licensee or holder of a certificate, upon proof that such person: (a) has not complied with or has violated any of the rules and regulations promulgated by the board; (b) has not complied with or has violated any of the sections of this chapter; (c) has committed fraud or dishonest conduct in the taking of the examination herein provided for; (d) has been convicted of a felony; (e) has committed grossly unprofessional or dishonest conduct; (f) is addicted to the excessive use of intoxicating liquors or to the use of drugs to such an extent as to render him or her unfit to practice in any of the practices or occupations set forth in this chapter; (g) has advertised by means of knowingly false or deceptive statements;or (h) has failed to display the license or certificate issued to him or her as provided for in this chapter; or (i) has been convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter. A conviction of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be grounds for automatic suspension of the license or certificate of such person.
(3) The board shall not revoke, suspend or refuse to issue or renew any license or certificate, or fine, place on probation or otherwise discipline any person in a disciplinary matter except after a hearing of which the applicant or licensee or holder of the certificate affected shall be given at least twenty (20) days' notice in writing, specifying the reason or reasons for denying the applicant a license or certificate of registration, or in the case of any other disciplinary action, the offense or offenses of which the licensee or holder of a certificate of registration is charged. Such notice may be served by mailing a copy thereof by United States first class certified mail, postage prepaid, to the last known residence or business address of such applicant, licensee or holder of a certificate. The hearing on such charges shall be at such time and place as the board may prescribe.
(4) At such hearings, all witnesses shall be sworn by a member of the board, and stenographic notes of the proceedings shall be taken. Any party to the proceedings desiring it shall be furnished with a copy of such stenographic notes upon payment to the board of such fees as it shall prescribe, not exceeding, however, the actual costs of transcription.
(5) The board is hereby authorized and empowered to issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers. The process issued by the board shall extend to all parts of the state and such process shall be served by any person designated by the board for such service. The person serving such process shall receive such compensation as may be allowed by the board, not to exceed the fee prescribed by law for similar services. All witnesses who shall be subpoenaed, and who shall appear in any proceedings before the board, shall receive the same fees and mileage as allowed by law.
(6) Where in any proceeding before the board any witness shall fail or refuse to attend upon subpoena issued by the board, shall refuse to testify, or shall refuse to produce any books and papers, the production of which is called for by the subpoena, the attendance of such witness and the giving of his testimony and the production of the books and papers shall be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction of this state, in manner as are enforced the attendance and testimony of witnesses in civil cases in the courts of this state.
(7) The board shall conduct the hearing in an orderly and continuous manner, granting continuances only when the ends of justice may be served. The board shall, within sixty (60) days after conclusion of the hearing, reduce its decision to writing and forward an attested true copy thereof to the last known residence or business address of such applicant, licensee or holder of a certificate, by way of United States first class certified mail, postage prepaid. Such applicant, licensee, holder of a certificate, or person aggrieved shall have the right of appeal from an adverse ruling, or order, or decision of the board to the chancery court upon forwarding notice of appeal to the board within thirty (30) days after the decision of the board is mailed in the manner here contemplated. An appeal will not be allowed in the event notice of appeal, together with the appeal bond hereinafter required, shall not have been forwarded to the board within the thirty-day period. Appeal shall be to the chancery court of the county and judicial district of the residence of the appellant, or to the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, at the election of the appellant. The notice of appeal shall elect venue, unless the appellant be a nonresident of the State of Mississippi, in which event the board shall certify all documents and evidence directly to the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County for further proceedings. The appeal shall thereupon be heard in due course by the court which shall review the record and make its determination thereon.
(8) The appellant shall, together with the notice of appeal, forward to and post with the board a satisfactory bond in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the payment of any costs which may be adjudged against him.
(9) In the event of an appeal, the court shall dispose of the appeal and enter its decision promptly. The hearing on the appeal may, in the discretion of the chancellor, be tried in vacation. If there is an appeal, such appeal may, in the discretion of and on motion to the chancery court, act as a supersedeas. However, any fine imposed by the board under the provisions of this chapter shall not take effect until after the time for appeal has expired, and an appeal of the imposition of such a fine shall act as a supersedeas.
(10) Any fine imposed by the board upon a licensee or holder of a certificate shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
(a) For the first violation, a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) for each violation.
(b) For the second and each subsequent violation, a fine of not less than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each violation.
The power and authority of the board to impose such fines under this section shall not be affected or diminished by any other proceeding, civil or criminal, concerning the same violation or violations.
(11) In addition to the reasons specified in subsection (2) of this section, the board shall be authorized to suspend the license of any licensee for being out of compliance with an order for support, as defined in Section 93-11-153. The procedure for suspension of a license for being out of compliance with an order for support, and the procedure for the reissuance or reinstatement of a license suspended for that purpose, and the payment of any fees for the reissuance or reinstatement of a license suspended for that purpose, shall be governed by Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be. Actions taken by the board in suspending a license when required by Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163 are not actions from which an appeal may be taken under this section. Any appeal of a license suspension that is required by Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163 shall be taken in accordance with the appeal procedure specified in Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be, rather than the procedure specified in this section. If there is any conflict between any provision of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163 and any provision of this chapter, the provisions of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be, shall control.
SECTION 3. Section 73-7-29, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-7-29. The board shall assess fees in the following amounts and for the following purposes:
(a) Application for examination and reexamination - cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wig specialist............... $35.00
(b) Application for in-state instructor examination and reexamination.......................................................... 50.00
(c) Application for out-of-state instructor examination, processing........................................................... 55.00
(d) Until June 30, 2001, cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wig specialist license, original and
From and after July 1, 2001, biennial original license and renewal.......................................................... 50.00
(e) Until June 30, 2001, master cosmetologist
From and after July 1, 2001, biennial original license and renewal.......................................................... 70.00
(f) Cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wig specialist by reciprocity, processing................................... 55.00
(g) Until July 1, 2001, instructor license, original and renewal 40.00
After July 1, 2001, biennial original license and renewal80.00
(h) Delinquent renewal penalty - cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, wig specialist and instructor:
60 days to 1 year.......................... 50.00
plus license fee
Over 1 year to 3 years, per year.......... 100.00
plus license fee
Salon application.......................... 50.00
(j) Salon reinspection......................... 35.00
(k) Salon change of ownership or location or both50.00
(l) Until June 30, 2001, salon license renewal. 30.00
From and after July 1, 2001, biennial salon license renewal 60.00
(m) Salon delinquent renewal penalty:
60 days to 1 year.......................... 50.00
plus license fee
Over 1 year................................ 45.00
plus license fee
(n) Application for a new school.............. 300.00
(o) New school reinspection................... 100.00
(p) School change of ownership................ 300.00
(q) School relocation......................... 300.00
(r) Until June 30, 2001, school license renewal75.00
From and after July 1, 2001, biennial school license renewal 150.00(s) School delinquent renewal penalty:
60 days to 1 year......................... 100.00
plus license fee
(t) Duplicate license or lost renewal form..... 10.00
(u) Penalty for insufficient fund checks....... 20.00
(v) Affidavit processing....................... 15.00
(w) Inactive license fee....................... 15.00
(x) Renewal of inactive license................ 15.00
The board may charge additional fees for services which the board deems appropriate to carry out its intent and purpose. These additional fees shall not exceed the cost of rendering the service.
The board may authorize any licensee to renew his or her license for a two-year period until June 30, 2001, after which all licenses shall be renewed biennially pursuant to the above fee schedule.
The board is fully authorized to make refunds of any deposits received by the board for services which are not rendered, and may refund any underpayments or overpayments of fees to licensees or applicants.
SECTION 4. Section 73-5-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-7. (1) The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 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 State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering shall have the authority to enter upon and inspect any barbershop or barber school at anytime 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 State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 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 State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 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 5. Section 73-5-8, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-8. Any person is qualified to receive a certificate of registration as a barber instructor who:
(a) Is twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
(b) Is of good moral and temperate habits;
(c) Is able to read, write and speak English;
(d) Possesses a high school education or its equivalent;
(e) Has successfully completed not less than fifteen hundred (1500) hours at a barbering school approved by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering and holds a valid certificate of registration to practice barbering;
(f) Has not less than two (2) years of active experience as a registered barber;
(g) Has passed a satisfactory examination conducted by the board to determine his fitness to practice as a barber instructor; and
(h) Has successfully completed not less than six hundred (600) hours of barber instructor training at a school approved by the board.
All persons who have received a certificate of registration as a barber instructor from the board before July 1, 2002, shall be considered to have met the requirements of this section, and all those certificates of registration shall be renewable as otherwise provided in this chapter.
The board will implement an active and inactive instructor license. In order to renew an active license, instructors holding an active license shall be required to submit proof of twelve (12) hours of continuing education each year to the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. That education shall be acquired in classes or trade shows teaching materials that are approved by the board. Instructors holding an inactive license shall be required to submit proof of twelve (12) hours continuing education before upgrading to an active status.
SECTION 6. Section 73-5-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-11. (1) To be eligible for enrollment at a barbering school approved by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, a person shall have a high school education or its equivalent, and/or shall have satisfactorily passed the ability-to-benefit examinations approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
(2) Any person is qualified to receive a certificate of registration to practice barbering:
(a) Who is qualified under the provisions of this chapter;
(b) Who is of good moral character and temperate habits;
(c) Who has completed not less than fifteen hundred (1500) hours at a barbering school approved by the State Board of Barber Examiners; and
(d) Who has passed a satisfactory examination conducted by the board of examiners to determine his fitness to practice barbering.
(3) A temporary permit to practice barbering until the next examination is given may be issued to a student who has completed not less than fifteen hundred (1500) hours at a barbering school approved by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. In no event shall a person be allowed to practice barbering on a temporary permit beyond the date the next examination is given, except because of personal illness.
SECTION 7. Section 73-5-15, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-15. Each applicant for an examination shall:
(a) Make application to the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering on blank forms prepared and furnished by the board, such application to contain proof under the applicant's oath for the particular qualifications of the applicant; and,
(b) Furnish to the board, at the time of the filing of such application, two (2) five inch (5") X three inch (3") signed photographs of the applicant, one (1) to accompany the application, and one (1) to be returned to the applicant to be presented to the board when the applicant appears for examination; and,
(c) Pay to the board the required fee.
Each application or filing made under this section shall include the social security number(s) of the applicant in accordance with Section 93-11-64, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 8. Section 73-5-17, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-17. The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering shall conduct examinations of applicants for certificates of registration to practice as registered barbers not less than three (3) times a year, which examination shall be had in some town or city selected by the examining board. Examinations of applicants for certificates of registration as barber instructors shall be conducted at a time and place selected by the examining board.
The examination of applicants for certificates of registration as registered barbers shall include both a practical demonstration and a written and oral test, and shall embrace the subjects usually practiced in a duly licensed shop of Mississippi under the direct and personal supervision of a registered barber. The examination of applicants for certificates of registration as barber instructors shall include such subjects as the board deems necessary to determine the applicant's fitness to practice as a barber instructor.
SECTION 9. Section 73-5-19, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-19. Whenever the applicable provisions of this chapter have been complied with, the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering shall issue a certificate of registration as a registered barber or barber instructor, as the case may be.
SECTION 10. Section 73-5-25, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-25. (1) The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering may refuse to issue, or may suspend definitely or indefinitely, or revoke any certificate of registration for any one or a combination of the following causes:
(a) Conviction of a felony shown by a certified copy of the judgment of court in which such conviction is had, unless upon a full and unconditional pardon of such convict, and upon satisfactory showing that such convict will in the future conduct himself in a law-abiding way.
(b) Gross malpractice or gross incompetency.
(c) Continued practice by a person knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease.
(d) Advertising, practicing or attempting to practice under a trade name or name other than one's own.
(e) Habitual drunkenness or habitual addiction to the use of morphine, cocaine or habit forming drug.
(f) Immoral or unprofessional conduct.
(g) Violation of regulations that may be prescribed as provided for in Section 73-5-7 and the commission of any of the offenses set forth in Section 73-5-43.
(2) In addition to the causes specified in subsection (1) of this section, the board shall be authorized to suspend the certificate of registration of any person for being out of compliance with an order for support, as defined in Section 93-11-153. The procedure for suspension of a certificate for being out of compliance with an order for support, and the procedure for the reissuance or reinstatement of a certificate suspended for that purpose, and the payment of any fees for the reissuance or reinstatement of a certificate suspended for that purpose, shall be governed by Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163. If there is any conflict between any provision of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163 and any provision of this chapter, the provisions of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be, shall control.
SECTION 11. Section 73-5-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-27. The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering may neither refuse to suspend or revoke, nor revoke or suspend any certificate of registration as a registered barber or barber instructor, for any of the causes enumerated in this chapter, unless the holder of such certificate has been given at least twenty (20) days' notice, in writing by registered mail, signed by the President and Secretary of the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, setting forth the charges against such holder of such certificate and naming the time and place for a hearing upon said charge or charges, and a public hearing thereof by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.
Upon the hearing of any such charge or charges the board may issue all subpoenas for all necessary witnesses for and against the accused, and require their attendance upon such hearing, may administer oaths, and may procure by process the production of all necessary books and papers, bearing or touching upon such charges against the accused.
SECTION 12. Section 73-5-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-33. (1) The board shall issue a license for each barbershop in operation in the State of Mississippi, and the board shall prescribe the rules and regulations and circulate the information necessary to obtain a license for the barbershop. A fee of not more than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) for each chair manned by a registered barber located in the shop shall be required for the issuance of the license, and the same fee shall be required for a renewal of the license to the shop, the renewal due on the anniversary date of each year. A fee of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) in addition to the regular renewal fee shall be required for restoration of any license that has expired for more than thirty (30) days. Any barbershop license having passed the second year anniversary date, in delinquency, shall be required to have a new shop inspection and shall hereafter pay an initial fee of not more than Forty-five Dollars ($45.00) in addition to all other fees required for restoration.
(2) All barbershop owners shall be responsible for employing only licensed barbers in the shop. Any barbershop owner found by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to employ an unlicensed barber or barbers shall be fined One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) payable into the State General Fund, and shall be subject to closure until those violations are corrected. Any barbershop operating within the State of Mississippi without a license after July 1, 1968, shall be subjected to closing by a proper order of a court of competent jurisdiction upon a proper showing that it has failed to comply with the terms of this chapter.
(3) The board may assess against any barbershop owner found to employ an unlicensed barber or barbers any of the following costs that are expended by the board in the conduct of a proceeding for violation of subsection (2): court filing fees, court costs and the cost of serving process. Any monies collected by the board under this subsection (3) shall be deposited into the special fund operating account of the board.
(4) All new barbershops or change of ownership or location of barbershops shall hereafter pay an initial fee of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) in addition to all other fees required before beginning business. The fee shall not be transferable upon change of ownership or location.
(5) All licensees shall notify the State Board of Barber Examiners of the location of the barbershop at which they are employed.
SECTION 13. Section 73-5-35, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-35. All barber schools operated in this state shall pay an annual license fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and the same fee shall be required for renewal of the license to each such school on July 1 of each year. A fee of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) shall be required for restoration of an expired license that has been expired for a period of at least thirty (30) days of the renewal date.
The license to operate those schools shall be issued by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering after approval by the board. This license shall not be transferable for any cause and must be renewed annually.
All barber schools operated in this state shall be under the direct supervision of a registered barber instructor at all times.
SECTION 14. Section 73-5-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-41. The following persons are exempt from the provisions of this chapter, wholly in the proper discharge of their professional duties, to wit:
(a) Persons authorized by the law of Mississippi to practice medicine and surgery.
(b) Commissioned medical or surgical officers of the United States Army, Navy or Marine hospital service.
(c) Registered nurses.
(d) Cosmetologists * * *.
The provision of this section shall not be construed to authorize any of the persons exempted to shave, trim the beard, or cut the hair of any person, or perform any other act that constitutes barbering, for cosmetic purposes * * *.
SECTION 15. Section 73-5-45, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-5-45. Sections 73-5-1 through 73-5-43, Mississippi Code of 1972, which create the State Board of Barber Examiners and prescribe its duties and powers, shall stand repealed as of July 1, 2008.
SECTION 16. Section 73-7-2, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-7-2. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed herein unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Board" means the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering established in Section 1 of Senate Bill No. , 2004 Regular Session.
(b) "Cosmetology" means any one (1) or a combination of the following practices if they are performed on a person's head, face, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, legs or feet for cosmetic purposes:
(i) Cutting, clipping or trimming hair.
(ii) Styling, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, permanent waving, straightening, cleansing, bleaching, tinting, coloring or similarly treating hair.
(iii) Cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, beautifying or applying oils, antiseptics, clays, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or by mechanical or electrical apparatus.
(iv) Arching eyebrows or tinting eyebrows and eyelashes.
(v) Removing superfluous hair by the use of depilatories.
(vi) Manicuring and pedicuring.
(c) "Cosmetologist" means a person who for compensation, whether direct or indirect, engages in the practice of cosmetology.
(d) "Esthetics" means any one (1) or a combination of the following practices:
(i) Massaging the face or neck of a person.
(ii) Trimming eyebrows.
(iii) Tinting eyelashes or eyebrows.
(iv) Waxing, stimulating, cleaning or beautifying the face, neck, arms or legs of a person by any method with the aid of the hands or any mechanical or electrical apparatus, or by the use of a cosmetic preparation.
The term "esthetics" shall not include the diagnosis, treatment or therapy of any dermatological condition.
(e) "Esthetician" means any person who, for compensation, either direct or indirect, engages in the practice of esthetics.
(f) "Instructor" means a person licensed to teach cosmetology, or manicuring and pedicuring, or esthetics, or wigology, or all of those, pursuant to this chapter, and shall include those persons engaged in the instruction of student instructors.
(g) "Manicuring and pedicuring" means any one (1) or a combination of the following practices:
(i) Cutting, trimming, polishing, coloring, tinting, cleansing or otherwise treating a person's nails.
(ii) Applying artificial nails.
(iii) Massaging or cleaning a person's hands, arms, legs or feet.
(h) "Manicurist" means a person who for compensation, either direct or indirect, engages in the practice of manicuring and pedicuring.
(i) "Master cosmetologist" means a person holding a cosmetology license who has completed the minimum course of continuing education prescribed by Section 73-7-14.
(j) "Salon" means an establishment operated for the purpose of engaging in the practice of cosmetology, or manicuring and pedicuring, or esthetics, or wigology, or all of those.
(k) "School" means an establishment, public or private, operated for the purpose of teaching cosmetology, or manicuring and pedicuring, or esthetics, or wigology, or all of those.
(l) "Wigology" means a service to a wig or hairpiece in any one (1) or combination of the following:
(i) Arranging, dressing, waving or curling.
(iii) Bleaching or coloring.
(iv) Cutting and shaping.
(m) "Wig specialist" means a person who, for compensation, either direct or indirect, engages in the practice of wigology.
SECTION 17. Section 73-7-31, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-7-31. Nothing in this chapter shall apply to:
(a) Hairdressing, manicuring or facial treatments given in the home to members of family or friends for which no charge is made.
(b) Persons whose practice is limited to the application of cosmetic products to another person in connection with the sale, or attempted sale, of such products at retail, without compensation from such other person other than the regular retail price of such merchandise.
(c) Barbers * * *.
SECTION 18. Section 73-7-63, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-7-63. Sections 73-7-1 through 73-7-37 and 73-7-51 through 73-7-61, Mississippi Code of 1972, which create the State Board of Cosmetology and prescribe its duties and powers, shall stand repealed as of July 1, 2008.
SECTION 19. Section 73-5-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, which creates and empowers the State Board of Barber Examiners, and Section 73-7-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, which creates and empowers the State Board of Cosmetology, are hereby repealed.
SECTION 20. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after June 30, 2004.