Businesses and Professions

Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmeticians, Manicurists and Estheticians

SECTION 5-10-3

§ 5-10-3. Board of barbering and hairdressing – Appointments – Organization – Removal of members.

(a) The governor shall appoint seven (7) members to a board of hairdressing who shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The governor shall appoint one public member, three (3) licensed cosmetologists, and three (3) licensed barbers. However, for the initial board appointments the three hairdressing members of the current board of hairdressing and the three (3) barber members of the current board of barbering shall be automatically appointed to the board of barbering and hairdressing to fulfill their unexpired terms. To be eligible for appointment to the board, the appointee shall have been a licensed barber or hairdresser and cosmetician, continuously and actively engaged in that practice for at least five (5) years immediately preceding his or her appointment, and not be connected, either directly or indirectly, with any school of barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetic therapy as defined in § 5-10-1(14), or any establishment dealing in barbering, cosmetic, or hairdressing supplies.

(b) Any member of the board appointed by the governor may be removed by the governor for cause and any vacancy occurring in the membership of the board by that removal shall be filled by the governor by the appointment of a qualified person to serve for the unexpired term.

(c) The division shall keep a record of all proceedings of the board, issue all notices, attest all records, and perform any other duties that are required by the board.

(d) The department is authorized to employ a chief field inspector appointed by the governor and to assist the division in the proper administration of this chapter.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 263, § 11; P.L. 1942, ch. 1229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-10-3; P.L. 1977, ch. 228, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 263, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 53, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 37, § 2.)