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HOUSE BILL NO. 455
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BARBERS - Amends existing law relating to the Board of Barber Examiners to
revise provisions relating to license examinations; to delete a requirement
that the board conduct license examinations; to delete provisions relating
to failing a license examination; to revise provisions relating to
examination and reexamination fees; and to revise duties of the board by
authorizing approval of license examinations.
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AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black,
Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon,
Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart,
Harwood, Henbest(Burgoyne), Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren,
Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, McGeachin,
Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence,
Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer,
Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(24),
Smith(30)(Stanek), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander
NAYS -- Wood(35)
Absent and excused -- Durst, Mathews, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Snodgrass
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AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner,
Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond,
Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Broadsword, Gannon, Siddoway
Floor Sponsor - Davis
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03/14 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 110
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 455
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS; AMENDING SECTION 54-506, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO REVISE PROVISIONS RELATING TO LICENSE EXAMINATIONS; AMENDING SEC-
4 TION 54-510, IDAHO CODE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THE BOARD CONDUCT
5 LICENSE EXAMINATIONS AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO FAILING A
6 LICENSE EXAMINATION; AMENDING SECTION 54-518, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE PROVI-
7 SIONS RELATING TO EXAMINATION AND REEXAMINATION FEES; AND AMENDING SECTION
8 54-521, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE DUTIES OF THE BOARD BY PROVIDING AUTHORITY
9 TO APPROVE LICENSE EXAMINATIONS, TO PROVIDE A CORRECT CODE REFERENCE AND
10 TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
12 SECTION 1. That Section 54-506, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 54-506. QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE. (1) A person is qualified to
15 receive a license to practice as a barber-stylist who:
16 (a) Has two (2) years of high school or an equivalent education as deter-
17 mined by an examination conducted by the board; and
18 (b) Is at least sixteen and one-half (16 1/2) years of age; and
19 (c) Is of good moral character; and
20 (d) Has completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least
21 one thousand eight hundred (1,800) hours in a school of barbering approved
22 by the board; and
23 (e) Successfully passes an examination under the supervision of the board
24 of barber examiners approved by the board.
25 (2) A person is qualified to receive a license to practice as a barber
27 (a) Has two (2) years of high school or an equivalent education as deter-
28 mined by an examination conducted by the board; and
29 (b) Is at least sixteen and one-half (16 1/2) years of age; and
30 (c) Is of good moral character; and
31 (d) Has completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least
32 nine hundred (900) hours in a school of barbering approved by the board;
34 (e) Successfully passes an examination under the supervision of the board
35 of barber examiners approved by the board.
36 (3) A person is qualified to receive a license to practice as a barber
37 instructor who:
38 (a) Holds a current barber or barber-stylist license issued by the board;
40 (b) Has satisfactorily completed a minimum six (6) month course of barber
41 instructing as a student in a properly licensed barber college and has a
42 minimum of one (1) year's experience in practical barbering within the
43 last three (3) years; and
1 (c) Is of good moral character; and
2 (d) Successfully passes an examination under the supervision of the board
3 of barber examiners approved by the board.
4 (4) A person is qualified to be a student who:
5 (a) Has attained the age of sixteen and one-half (16 1/2) years; and
6 (b) Has a tenth grade or an equivalent education as determined by the
7 board; and
8 (c) Registers as a student in a licensed barber college.
9 SECTION 2. That Section 54-510, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 54-510. EXAMINATIONS. The board of barber examiners shall conduct exami-
12 nations of applicants for licensure to practice as barbers and barber-stylists
13 at such times and places as said board may determine.
14 The examination of applicants for licensure as barbers and barber-stylists
15 shall include both a practical demonstration and a written and oral test, and
16 shall embrace the subjects usually taught in schools of barbering approved by
17 the board.
18 An examination is failed when an applicant obtains a score of below seven-
19 ty-five percent (75%). Any applicant failing below seventy-five percent (75%)
20 on any portion of the examination on the first attempt will not be required to
21 complete any additional training. An applicant failing below seventy-five per-
22 cent (75%) on a second attempt and all subsequent attempts will be required to
23 complete additional training equal to twenty percent (20%) of the original
24 course of instruction.
25 SECTION 3. That Section 54-518, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
26 amended to read as follows:
27 54-518. FEES. The various fees to be paid by applicants for original reg-
28 istrations, original licenses, annual renewals, and examinations as required
29 under this chapter shall be fixed by rules of the board in amounts not to
30 exceed the following:
31 (1) Original licenses and annual renewals thereof:
32 approved barber college within the state, original license/annual
34 approved barber college located outside the state, original
35 license/annual renewals........................................100.00
36 barbershop original license/annual renewals.....................50.00
37 barber, original license/annual renewals........................50.00
38 barber-stylist, original license/annual renewals................50.00
39 barber instructor, original license/annual renewals.............60.00
40 student registration (no renewal fees required).................60.00
42 (2) Examination/Reexamination conducted by a board approved examination
43 administrator shall be that amount charged by the administrator and paid
44 directly to the administrator.
45 Examination/Reexamination conducted by the board:
46 barber and barber-stylist.....................................$ 75.00
47 barber instructor..............................................100.00
48 All fees shall be paid to the bureau of occupational licenses. The fee for
49 reinstatement shall be as provided in section 67-2614, Idaho Code.
50 SECTION 4. That Section 54-521, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
1 amended to read as follows:
2 54-521. BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS -- POWERS AND DUTIES -- DESIGNATION OF
3 PERSONS TO REPORT TO BOARD. There is hereby created, and established in the
4 department of self-governing agencies, the board of barber examiners. The
5 board may, by written agreement, authorize the bureau of occupational licenses
6 as agent to act in the board's interest. In addition to the powers otherwise
7 conferred by this chapter, it shall be the duty of the board:
8 (1) To conduct or approve examinations to ascertain the qualifications
9 and fitness of applicants for licenses hereunder and to pass upon the qualifi-
10 cations of all applicants for licenses.
11 (2) To conduct hearings and proceedings in accordance with the provisions
12 of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, to revoke licenses issued under this
13 chapter and to revoke such licenses subject to the provisions of this chapter.
14 (3) To designate what schools of barbering within and without the state
15 are approved schools, and from time to time, to change such designations and
16 to keep public records thereof.
17 (4) To prescribe rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52,
18 title 67, Idaho Code, for a fair and wholly impartial method of examination of
19 applicants for licenses hereunder and, subject to the provisions of chapter
20 52, title 67, Idaho Code, for conducting hearings for the revocation of
21 licenses, defining the qualifications of an approved school of barbering and
22 for the administration of this chapter in general.
23 Excepting the regulation of schools under section 54-507, Idaho Code,
24 hereof, and the issuance of licenses under section 54-51 31, Idaho Code, none
25 of the powers and duties specified in subsections (1) through (4) of this sec-
26 tion, shall be exercised by the said bureau except on the action of the board
27 of barber examiners. When vacancies occur on said the board, the governor
28 shall appoint new members, but not more than a total of three (3) members,
29 each of whom shall be a registered barber, and shall have been a resident of,
30 and lawfully practicing barbering within the state of Idaho for a period of at
31 least five (5) years next before his appointment, and who is neither directly
32 nor indirectly in any way connected with or interested in the barber supply
33 business nor in any institution offering instruction in barbering. In appoint-
34 ing the members of such the board the governor shall give consideration to all
35 nominations. The board and all assistants shall be compensated as provided by
36 section 59-509(h), Idaho Code.
37 The regular term of office of a member of the board shall begin as of the
38 first Monday of July of the year in which he is appointed and shall continue
39 for three (3) years thereafter. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occa-
40 sioned otherwise than by expiration of a term shall serve the unexpired term
41 of his predecessor.
42 A vacancy in membership in the board shall occur, and be declared by the
43 governor, whenever the regular term of a member expires, or whenever a member
44 dies, resigns, or is found by the governor to be mentally or physically inca-
45 pable of acting, or to be neglecting or refusing to act, or to cease to have
46 the qualifications of a member, or to have acquired disqualifications of a
47 member, or to have been absent without reasonable cause from two (2) succes-
48 sive meetings of the board.
49 The board of barber examiners shall select from its members a chairman and
50 vice chairman who shall serve at the pleasure of the board.
51 The action and report in writing of the board so designated shall be suf-
52 ficient authority upon which the bureau may act.
53 Whenever the board is satisfied that substantial justice has not been
54 done, either in examination or in revocation of a license or otherwise, it may
1 order a reexamination or rehearing of the matter.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill will change the language for examinations for the
board of barber examiners. It will allow the board to
continue to conduct the examination or allow them to approve
and utilize a third party examination administrator.
There is no fiscal impact on general funds. The dedicated
funds of the board would realize a savings of approximately
$2240 per year on test administration costs and training
costs to administer the national examination.
Name: Tana Cory
Agency: Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 455
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