(a) The West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists is continued. The members of the board in office on July 1, 2016, shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire and until their successors have been appointed and qualified.
(b) The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint:
(1) One licensed cosmetologist;
(2) One licensed barber or barber permanent wavist;
(3) One licensed aesthetician who is not a cosmetologist;
(4) One licensed nail technician who is not a cosmetologist;
(5) One representative from a privately owned beauty school licensed by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (CCTCE), Department of Education in conjunction with CCTCE or Department of Education with the Department of Corrections; and
(6) Four citizen members representing the public;
(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) 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.
(e) Each member of the board must be a resident of this state during the appointment term.
(f) 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, 2016, may be reappointed in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(g) 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 vacancy.
(h) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.
(i) 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.
(j) The board shall elect annually one of its members as chairperson who serves at the will of the board.
(k) Each member of the board is entitled to compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this chapter.
(l) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum.
(m) 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.
(n) 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 IV of the constitution of this state.