H. B. 2775
(By Delegates Andes, Kump, Cowles,
Nelson, J. and Householder)
[Introduced March 1, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-27-4 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to abolishing the Board of Barbers
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §30-27-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 27. BOARD OF BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS.
§30-27-4. Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.
(a) The West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists is
continued. The members of the board in office on July 1, 2009,
shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their
respective terms expire and until their successors have been
appointed and qualified.
(b) To be effective on July 1, 2009, the Governor shall
appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate:
(1) One person who is a licensed cosmetologist for a term of five years;
(2) One person who is a licensed barber for a term of five
(3) One person who is a licensed barber crossover or a
licensed barber permanent wavist for a term of four years;
(4) One person who is a licensed aesthetician for a term of
(5) One person who is a licensed nail technician for a term of
(6) One person who is a licensed cosmetologist for a term of
three years; and
(7) One citizen member, who is not licensed under the
provisions of this article and who does not perform any services
related to the practice of the professions regulated under the
provisions of this article, for a term of three years.
(c) After the initial appointment term, the term shall be for
five years. All appointments to the board shall be made by the
Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(d) Commencing July 1, 2009, the board shall consist of the
following seven members:
(1) Two licensed cosmetologists;
(2) One licensed barber;
(3) One licensed barber crossover or licensed barber permanent
(4) One licensed aesthetician;
(5) One licensed nail technician; and
(6) One citizen member.
(e) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or
her appointment, must have held a professional license in this
state for a period of not less than three years immediately
preceding the appointment.
(f) Each member of the board must be a resident of this state
during the appointment term.
(g) A member may not serve more than two consecutive full
terms. A member may continue to serve until a successor has been
appointed and has qualified. A member serving on the board on June
30, 2009, may be reappointed in accordance with the provisions of
(h) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by appointment by
the Governor for the unexpired term of the member whose office is
vacant and the appointment shall be made within sixty days of the
(i) The Governor may remove any member from the board for
neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.
(j) A member of the board immediately and automatically
forfeits membership to the board if his or her license to practice
is suspended or revoked, is convicted of a felony under the laws of
any jurisdiction, or becomes a nonresident of this state.
(k) The board shall elect annually one of its members as
chairperson who serves at the will of the board.
(l) Each member of the board is entitled to compensation and
expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this
(m) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a
(n) The board shall hold at least two annual meetings. Other
meetings may be held at the call of the chairperson or upon the
written request of two members, at the time and place as designated
in the call or request.
(o) Prior to commencing his or her duties as a member of the
board, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath required by
section five, article four of the Constitution of this state.Effective July 1, 2013, the Board of Barbers and
Cosmetologists previously established by this section is abolished.
The board shall wind up its affairs as provided in section twelve,
article ten, chapter four of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to abolish the Board of
Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would