Section 34-7B-2

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering - Creation; composition; compensation.

(a) There is created the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering which shall consist of seven persons appointed by the Governor. The membership of the board shall include all of the following:

(1) Two active cosmetologists, who have been licensed by the board as cosmetologists for at least five years before appointment.

(2) Two actively practicing Class 2 barbers, who have been practicing in the state for at least five years before appointment. Except for the initial members appointed to the board, Class 2 barber members of the board shall be licensed by the board before appointment.

(3) One active esthetician who has been licensed by the board as an esthetician for at least five years before appointment.

(4) One active manicurist who has been licensed by the board as a manicurist for at least five years before appointment.

(5) One consumer.

(b) One member shall be appointed from each congressional district, as those districts are constituted on August 1, 2013, and shall reside in the district he or she represents during the entire term of office.

(c) The membership of the board shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state.

(d) All appointments shall be for a term of four years. No person shall serve for more than two terms on the newly constituted board. Except as an instructor, no member of the board may be affiliated with or own a school regulated by this chapter or any business which sells, rents, or distributes supplies to shops or schools. Any board member may be removed by the Governor for just cause.

(e) The terms of all board members serving on August 1, 2013, shall continue until expiration pursuant to original appointment. To facilitate the intent of this chapter, members whose terms expire by October 30, 2013, shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed pursuant to this chapter. As terms expire, successor board members shall be appointed by the Governor pursuant to subsection (a).

(f) Members of the board shall annually elect from among their members a chair, a vice chair, a secretary, and a treasurer. The offices of secretary and treasurer may be combined.

(g) Each member of the board shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100) per day for the transaction of board business, not exceeding 36 days during any calendar year, and shall be paid the same mileage and per diem rate as state employees.

(Act 2013-371, p. 1330, §2.)