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09.16.01 - Board of Barbers - Proposed Regulations




09.16.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 4, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

The Board of Barbers proposes to amend Regulations .06—.08 and .10 under COMAR 09.16.01 General Regulations. This action was considered at a public meeting held on December 12, 2016, notice of which was provided on the agency’s website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend language regarding apprentices, including deleting language about non-English speakers that is duplicative of the statutory language and removing barriers to apprenticeship licensure for reading disabled individuals as well as hearing impaired individuals. The purpose of this action is also to add language for examination content for barber stylists; amend the fee structure for examinations; amend license fees to include the licensing category barber stylist; and remove obsolete language regarding examiners.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Shirley Leach, Executive Director, Board of Barbers, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6195, or email to, or fax to 410-555-1212. Comments will be accepted through February 21, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by Board of Barbers during a public meeting to be held on March 13, 2017, at 500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.06 Apprenticeship Registration Requirements.
  A. (text unchanged)
  [B. Non-English-Speaking or Reading Disabled Individuals. An individual who is non-English-speaking or who demonstrates dyslexia or other reading impairments, shall participate in English comprehension or reading comprehension courses during the apprenticeship.
   C. Hearing Impaired Individuals. Hearing impaired individuals registered as apprentices shall participate in courses during the apprenticeship to allow them to understand directions, explanations, or needs of examiners and patrons.
  [D.] B. (text unchanged)

.07 Examinations.
  A.—I. (text unchanged)
  J. Content of Barber Stylist Examination.
    (1) A barber examination shall consist of a theoretical portion and a practical portion.
    (2) The theoretical portion of the barber examination shall consist of questions which embrace the subjects of barber science found in a basic textbook including, but not limited to, the following:
      (a) Sanitation and disinfection;
      (b) Hair cutting and styling techniques;
      (c) Diseases and disorders; and
      (d) Laws and regulations regarding the practice of barbering.
    (3) The practical portion of the barber examination shall consist of the candidate demonstrating and explaining:
      (a) Haircut; and
      (b) Shave.

.08 Fees.
  A. Examination Fees. An applicant for examination or reexamination shall pay an examination or reexamination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Board to develop or administer the examination.
    [(1) The following examination fees shall be paid at the time a person files an application to take an examination:
      (a) Master barber — $50;
      (b) Barber — $80.
      (2) An examination fee of $50 shall be paid at the time a person files an application to retake a portion of an examination.]
  B. License, Permit, and Registration Fees. The following fees shall be paid to the Board prior to the issuance or renewal of a license, permit, or registration:
    (1) Owner — $50;
    (2) Master barber — $50;
    (3) Barber — $50;
    (4) [Apprentice — $10.] Barber Stylist — $50;
    (5) Apprentice — $10.
  C.—I. (text unchanged)

.10 Compensation of [Examiners and] Inspectors.
  [A. Examiners, appointed by the Board, shall be paid a per diem of at least $50 based on the State’s budget.]
   [B.] A. — [C.] B. (text unchanged)

Executive Director
Board of Barbers