Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/08/2001 01:30 PM L&C

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         SB  53-EXTENDING THE BD. OF BARBERS/HAIRDRESSERS                                                                   
MS. BRAKES testified  that SB 53 amends Title 8, Chapter  3, Section                                                            
10 to extend  the Board  of Barbers and  Hairdressers an  additional                                                            
four years from  June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2005. She  said there was                                                            
a $0 fiscal note  and a letter of support from Cheryl  Sutton, Chair                                                            
of the Board.                                                                                                                   
She said  the  auditors found,  "The Board  benefits  the public  by                                                            
establishing  minimum  education and  experience  requirements  that                                                            
provide reasonable  assurance that persons licensed  are qualified."                                                            
MS. REARDON said she also supported SB 53.                                                                                      
SENATOR AUSTERMAN asked her to explain the fiscal note.                                                                         
MS.  REARDON explained  that  the  second page  of the  fiscal  note                                                            
provides information  about expenditures for FY 99/00.  They license                                                            
for two-year  periods and  need to look at  two years of revenue  to                                                            
see if  a program is  paying for  itself. She did  not see an  over-                                                            
collection in  the cycle. Deficits and surpluses are  rolled forward                                                            
from prior years. She also  explained that all licenses renew in the                                                            
same fiscal year  and that's why there is a high revenue  year and a                                                            
low  revenue  year.  In FY  99,  they  collected  $65,000  from  new                                                            
entrants  into the profession.  The high year  was 2000. They  would                                                            
all  be  renewing  this  August  31 which  would  show  up  on  2002                                                            
revenues. She added that  they adjusted fees about six months ago to                                                            
implement a law making licenses the same price.                                                                                 
SENATOR LEMAN  moved to pass  CS 53 from  committee with  individual                                                            
recommendations. There were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                

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