Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/15/1994 03:00 PM HES

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  HB 365 - EXTEND BOARD OF BARBERS & HAIRDRESSERS                              
                                                                               
  Number 045                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. JERRY SANDERS, Prime Sponsor of HB 365, addressed the                   
  proposal.  He stated that the purpose of the legislation is                  
  to extend the termination date of the Board of Barbers and                   
  Hairdressers from June 30, 1993 to June 30, 1997.  He                        
  further stated that the board is presently in the one year                   
  extension period.  If the state allows the Board of Barbers                  
  and Hairdressers to Sunset, the Division of Occupational                     
  Licensing will also stop the delicensing of the industry,                    
  which will result in a large increase in insurance rates for                 
  the industry.  He further indicated that in the case of                      
  injury the state could be held liable.                                       
                                                                               
  REP. SANDERS said that licensure is also required to ensure                  
  that barbers and hairdressers receive required training in                   
  the proper use of chemicals.  He explained that the industry                 
  is growing so quickly and has so much new technology that                    
  there are many potential dangers to public health.  For                      
  example, color and perm solutions that are improperly                        
  applied by untrained or unlicensed people can cause damage                   
  to the scalp, and also to hearing and eyesight.                              
                                                                               
  (Note:  Chair Toohey took a brief at-ease from 3:13 p.m. to                  
  3:15 p.m. to allow the committee to regain their composure.)                 
                                                                               
  Number 135                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. SANDERS further stated that new microwave technology                    
  hair drying machines can also cause severe burns if used                     
  improperly.  He asserted that in order to protect the                        
  public's health and safety, the Board of Barbers and                         
  Hairdressers must be extended.                                               
                                                                               
  Number 151                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR TOOHEY asked if there were any questions.                              
                                                                               
  REP. VEZEY asked Rep. Sanders if he knew of anyone who has                   
  microwaved their hair, lately.                                               
                                                                               
  REP. SANDERS said he has only heard rumors.                                  
                                                                               
  CHAIR TOOHEY asked the pleasure of the committee.                            
                                                                               
  REP. BUNDE made a motion to pass HB 365 out of committee                     
  with individual recommendations.                                             
                                                                               
  Number 175                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR TOOHEY, hearing no objections, declared that HB 365                    
  was so moved.                                                                
                                                                               
  REP. BUNDE noted that the legislation has a zero fiscal                      
  note.                                                                        

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