Senate Bill No. 483
(By Senator Grubb)
[Introduced February 19, 1996; referred to the Committee on
Health and Human Resources.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section ten, article twenty-seven,
chapter thirty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to an allowance for
certain pets in barber and beauty shops.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section ten, article twenty-seven, chapter thirty of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 27. BOARD OF BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS.
§30-27-10. Requirements to operate shops and schools; sanitary
rules and regulations.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
own or operate a beauty shop or barbershop, or a school of beauty culture or barbering, or to act as a barber, beautician or
(a) Such beauty shop, barbershop, or school of beauty culture
or barbering shall before opening its place of business to the
public, have been approved by the board as having met all the
requirements and qualifications for such places of business as are
required by this article and for this purpose. It shall be the
duty of the owner or operator of each such beauty shop, barbershop,
or school of beauty culture or barbering to notify the board, in
writing, at least ten days before the proposed opening date of such
shop or school, whereupon it shall become the duty of the board,
through the inspectors herein provided for, to inspect such shop or
school. Upon giving notice of the opening of any such shop or
school, the owner or operator thereof shall pay to the board an
inspection fee of twenty-five dollars. In the event the shop or
school fails to meet the requirements of this article, and is not
approved, the inspection fee shall be returned to the person paying
same. Any shop or school meeting the prescribed requirements
shall be granted a license permitting it to do business as such.
If, however, after the lapse of ten days after the giving of such
notice of opening to the board, an inspection is not made or such
certificate of opening has not been granted or refused, the owner or operator of such shop or school may open provisionally subject
to later inspection and to all other provisions, rules and
regulations provided for in this article;
(b) All such shops and schools, and bathrooms, toilets and
adjoining rooms used in connection therewith, are kept clean,
sanitary, well lighted and ventilated at all times. The use of
chunk alum, powder puffs and styptic pencils in any such shop is
(c) Each barber, beautician, manicurist, instructor and
student shall thoroughly cleanse his or her hands with soap and
water immediately before serving any patron;
(d) Each patron is served with clean, freshly laundered linen
which is kept in a closed cabinet used for that purpose alone. All
linens, immediately after being used, shall be placed in a
receptacle used for that purpose alone.
The board of health shall prescribe such other rules and
regulations in regard to sanitation and cleanliness in such shops
and schools as it may deem proper and necessary
.: Provided, That
such shops may contain a tropical bird for display purposes:
Provided, however, That the board of health, in consultation with
the board of barbers and cosmetologists, may promulgate rules and
regulations establishing minimum sanitary and safety reguirements. The director of health or inspectors designated pursuant to
subsection (d), section one, article fourteen, chapter sixteen of
the code shall have the power to enforce compliance therewith.
Such rules and regulations shall be kept posted in a conspicuous
place in each shop or school.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow for a tropical
bird to be displayed in a barber or beauty shop.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would