Senate Bill No. 100
(By Senators Ross, Love, Sharpe and Unger)
[Introduced January 10, 2003; referred to the Committee on Health
and Human Resources.]
to amend and reenact section four, article twenty-seven,
chapter thirty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to renewal of
licenses of barbers, beauticians and manicurists;
reinstatement of inactive licenses; and providing that
continuing education is not a requirement for renewal of a
license for barbers, beauticians or manicurists.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section four, 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.
§30-27-4. Renewal of license; fee; penalty for late renewal;
withdrawal from active practice.
Every (a) Any licensed barber, beautician or manicurist who
desires to continue in active practice or service shall annually,
upon or before the first day of January, renew his or her license
and pay an annual renewal fee of twenty-five dollars. For any
renewal which is more than thirty days late, a penalty of five
dollars shall be added to the regular renewal fee and an additional
five-dollar penalty for each successive thirty-day period said the
renewal fee is late, not to exceed a total renewal fee of two
hundred five dollars.
(b) Any license not renewed for three successive years
be deemed becomes inactive. and shall not be The holder of an
inactive license is not liable for additional renewal fees. but
may be reactivated by written request to the board and payment of
any accrued unpaid renewal fees, not to exceed a total renewal fee
of two hundred five dollars
Every (c) Any licensed barber, beautician or manicurist who
does not desire to continue in active practice chooses to become
inactive shall notify the board in writing and shall, during such
period, be listed by the board as being inactive, and shall not be
required to renew his or her license until such time as he or she
shall again become active, and during such inactive period he or
she shall not be liable for any renewal fees that he or she has
The board shall list a licensee as inactive upon
receipt of a notice that the licensee has become inactive or if a licensee fails to pay his or her license renewal fees for three
successive years. An inactive license may be reactivated by
written request of the licensee to the board and payment of any
accrued unpaid renewal fees, not to exceed a total renewal fee of
two hundred five dollars.
(d) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a
licensed barber, beautician or manicurist is not required to obtain
continuing education in order to renew his or her license.