There is a substantial time lag between a board meeting and the time the minutes of that meeting are approved at a later meeting. The following comments in red are added to the copy of the Agenda to inform barbers and citizens in advance about actions taken by the board.
The comments below are private observations by citizens who were in attendance at the meeting and do not represent the official views of the Barber Board or the Barber Board staff.
AGENDA FOR TSBBE BOARD MEETING
Date & Time: Monday, January 10, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 8:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: 5717 Balcones Drive, Austin, Texas 78731
The Board may deliberate and take action regarding any item on the agenda.
The Board may go into Executive Session for consultation with the Board’s attorney for matters authorized under Chapter 551.071 of the Texas Government Code, and/or for deliberation of personnel matters authorized under Chapter 551.074 of the Texas Government Code.
1. Pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (Open Meetings), call to order and roll call by William H. Kuykendall, Chairman, Texas State Board of Barber Examiners or presiding officer.
2. Consideration of and possibly take action on minutes from board meetings on October 4-5, 2004 and November 16, 2004.
The minutes of the October meeting were approved. The minutes of the November 16th meeting were not approved and will be considered in a future meeting
3. Consideration of and possibly take action to approve Certificates of Appreciation for certain individuals in recognition of their 50 or more years of service as licensed barbers.
4. Public Comments (Public Comments may be made on both days of board meeting.)
Eleven barbers and barber shop owners were present at the Monday meeting. This is the largest attendance by the public at a board meeting in recent history.
5. Consideration of and possibly take action on Executive Director’s Report. Executive Director Glenn Parker will give the Board an update on agency activities and operations including, but not limited to, status of shared inspections with Cosmetology Commission, status of follow-up audit by State Auditor’s Office, Texas Online, and other agency operational issues.
6. Consideration of and possibly take action on agency financial and operations reports, including but not limited to year-to-date revenue and expenditure reports, student enrollment reports, and examination results report.
7. Consideration of and possibly take action on Proposals for Decisions (PFDs) from State Office of Administrative Hearings for SOAH hearings held on October 18, 2004 for the individuals listed below:
October 18, 2004 SOAH Hearings
PFDs With Recommendations to Uphold:
1. Kendrick Donte Mitchell, File #230183, SOAH Docket #502-04-7220.W
2. Richard Alvarez, File #217996, SOAH Docket #502-04-8099.W
3. Adrian D. Autry, File #218506, SOAH Docket #502-04-8100.W
4. Benneth G. Flemming, File #224069, SOAH Docket #502-04-8104.W
5. Cassandra Hardaway, File #233996, SOAH Docket #502-04-8105.W
6. Cedric Harris, File #240078, SOAH Docket #502-04-8106.W
7. Tyrone Hebbard, File #228612, SOAH Docket #502-04-8107.W
8. John Johnson II, File #224255, SOAH Docket #502-04-8108.W
9. Scott Jackson, File #239461, SOAH Docket #502-04-8109.W
10. Jamey D. Johnson, File #231848, SOAH Docket #502-04-8110.W
11. Boniface Kangone, File # None, SOAH Docket #502-04-8112.W
12. Maurice Lee, File #231221, SOAH Docket #502-04-8113.W
13. Raul Medina, File #236125, SOAH Docket #502-04-8116.W
14. Michael Leray Moore, File #225110, SOAH Docket, #502-04-8118.W
15. Ramon Chasco, File #221418, SOAH Docket #502-04-8121.W
16. Elena Shelvin, File #239567, SOAH Docket #502-04-8125.W
17. D’Ainsley T. Smith, File #220848, SOAH Docket #502-04-8126.W
18. Todd Burrell, File #241864, SOAH Docket #502-04-8129.W
19. Beatrice Ufom, File #677726, SOAH Docket #502-04-8130.W
20. Toussaint E. Washington, File #219603, SOAH Docket #502-04-8131.W
PFDs With Recommendations to Dismiss:
8. Consideration of and possibly take action on Agreed Orders from Executive Director for Informal Hearings conducted with the individuals listed below:
1. Ronald Green, File #218991
2. Aris Ingram, File # None
3. Rafik Kaissi, File #223262
4. Billy Perkins, File # None
5. Julius Talton, File #48180
9. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposed new Rule 51.91 concerning the responsibilities of a shop owner and/or manager regarding individuals without a license or permit, or with an expired license or permit, who practice barbering in a shop.
PASSED This rule became effective Feb 3, 2005
Link to Rule 51.91 posted in the Texas Register October 29, 2004
10. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposed amendment to Rule 51.16 to clarify that it is the Board’s requirement that each student who enrolls in a barber school be issued for permanent retention by the individual his or her own set of books purchased by the school or the student from the TSBBE that contain the applicable Texas State Statutes and TSBBE Board Rules governing the practice of barbering and related occupations as regulated by the Board of Barber Examiners. The rule would further clarify that each new student is to be issued a new set of books upon enrollment and is to keep ownership/possession of the books permanently and is not to return the books to the school.
PASSED Link to Rule 51.16 posted in the Texas Register October 29, 2004
This Rule change became effective Feb 3.
11. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposed amendment to Rule 51.77 (Barber Shop Permit) to require that the permit holder(s) for barber shops and specialty shops purchase current copies of the Board’s Statutes and Rules booklets (books) whenever an original shop permit is issued and whenever a shop permit is renewed, and to keep the Statutes and Rules booklets on site in the shop.
PASSED This rule will become effective September 1, 2005
Link to Rule 51.77 posted in the Texas Register October 29, 2004
12. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposed amendment to Rule 51.97 (Booth Rental Permit) to require that the permit holder for barber booth rental permit or manicurist booth rental permit purchase current copies of the Board’s Statutes and Rules booklets (books) whenever an original booth rental permit is issued and whenever a booth rental permit is renewed, and to keep the Statutes and Rules booklets on site in the shop. (Booth renters are also known as independent contractors.)
PASSED This rule will become effective September 1, 2005
Link to Rule 51.97 posted in the Texas Register October 29, 2004
13. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposed amendment to Rule 51.5 (Good Standing Required for License Renewal) to specify that the Board may suspend a license or permit for certain causes including but not limited to the failure to pay a fine or penalty in full within a specified time period from the date that the Board approves an Agreed Order from the Executive Director or a Proposal for Decision from the State Office of Administrative Hearings in which the fine and/or penalty is upheld or assessed, or for the accumulation of a certain number of fines within a specified time period. The Board would be required to notify the license or permit holder of its intention to suspend the license or permit and the holder would have the right to a hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings before the license or permit would be suspended.
PASSED This Rule change became effective Feb 3.
14. Consideration of and possibly take action for final adoption of proposal to repeal Rule 51.121 (Barber Inspectors). Rule 51.121 currently reads:
“All applicants for the position of barber inspector must be licensed barbers and must have practiced barbering for at least three years immediately prior to applying for the position of barber inspector. An applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.”
PASSED This Rule repeal became effective Feb 3.
15. Consideration of and possibly take action to adopt new fee or fees for agency newsletter and other communication tools with agency licensees. Proposed amount of fee is $10 for a two-year period coinciding with licensing dates and would be paid at time of issuance of license or permit and upon renewal.
PASSED This new fee will go into effect March 1, 2005. This fee increase was not posted as a rule change in the Texas Register for 30 days prior to passage. Joe Shirley, a barber in attendance, questioned whether the board could pass a fee increase if it hadn’t been posted in the Texas Register for 30 days as a rule change. Mr. Pittner, Assistant Attorney General who represents the board said that it could.
The Board historically has not adopted fees by Rule, except for Texas Online fees.
16. Consideration of and possible take action on the current list of identified statutory changes to Chapter 1601 (Barbers) of the Texas Occupations Code to address with the 79th Legislature. The current list was adopted in a board meeting in January, 2004 and modified in a board meeting on November 16, 2004. Board will review the list and may consider addition, deletion, or revision of current items. Significant items currently include, but are not limited to: (1) request to delete TOC 1601.264 and 1601.402 requirements for health certificate to obtain or renew a barber license; (2) delete TOC 1601.301 requirement that a barber must have practiced as a licensed barber for at least 12 months before obtaining a shop permit; (3) change TOC 1601.257 minimum age for manicurists license from 16 years of age to 17 years of age; (4) change TOC 1601.560 to allow 25:1 student/teacher ratio in barber schools rather than the current 20:1; and other items.
The Board may also consider and take action to request that the Legislature consider revising Chapter 1601.301, 302, 303, 304 and 305 of the Texas Occupations Code to revise or clarify statutes concerning the qualifications for obtaining a barbershop or specialty shop permit and who is eligible to own, operate, or manage a barbershop or a specialty shop.
A complete list of statutory changes that will be requested by the Board can be obtained by contacting Glenn Parker, Executive Director, TSBBE, at 512-936-6333 or toll-free at 1-888-870-8755, or by email at email@example.com.
A barber in attendance asked that the student teacher ratio remain at 20:1. Another barber in attendance asked if the minimum number of students required to operate a school could be reduced to allow schools to be established in less populated areas.
17. Consideration of and possibly take action on Board activities and priorities for 79th Legislative Session, including but not limited to recommendations from the Sunset Advisory Commission, preparation of talking points for legislative hearings, and for meetings with other governmental officials and oversight groups as appropriate.
18. Consideration of and possibly take action on draft of a Business Improvement Plan for proposed new Texas Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, as recommended by the Sunset Advisory Commission, in the event that the proposed Sunset legislation passes.
19. Consideration of and possibly take action to review and revise the agency application package for new barber schools.
20. Consideration of and possibly take action to review the booth rental permit (independent contractor) process and possibly take action to propose revisions to statutes, rules, board policies and procedures concerning booth rental permits.
This was a discussion item. Joe Shirley, a barber in attendance asked the board to consider asking the legislature to abolish the requirement for the booth rental permit. Mr. Shirley stated his opinion that the booth rental permit did not benefit the shop owner or the booth renter and did not protect the public. The question was raised regarding booth renters who moved from one shop to another. Mr. Daniels, Chief Financial officer stated that currently the booth rental permit was tied to a given barber shop. However, he stated that this was not a requirement in rule or statute.
Mr. Parker has stated that it is his intent to change office procedures within the next three months so that booth rental permits will be valid in any shop.
21. Consideration of and possibly take action on proposal to amend Rule 51.141 (Definitions) to include definitions for “Expired License or Permit”, “Inactive License or Permit”, and “Unlicensed” as those terms apply to barbering and related occupations regulated by the Board of Barber Examiners.
22. Consideration of and possibly take action to review outcome of Board Self-Evaluation and to plan for implementation of possible improvements.
23. Consideration of and possibly take action to set date for next Board meeting (April 4-5, 2005 is likely date).