<!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:v ="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o ="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w ="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"> <head> <title>Texas Barber</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> <meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500"> <meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 9"> <META name="description" content="Information resource and network for the barbers of Texas."> <meta name="keywords" content="Texas, state,Senate, Open, Records, SB408, Carona, e-mail, requestor, request, barber, barbers, haircut, stylist, shave, shop, law, license, school, regulation, rule, inspection, strategic, plan"> <meta name="author" content="Texas Barber"> <link rel="File-List" href="./MAIN_files/filelist.xml"> </head> <body lang=EN-US bgcolor=#ffffff class=Normal link=blue vlink=blue> <P> <CENTER><img src ="tblogo.jpg" align=bottom width=432 height=54 align=right ALT="Texas Barber Logo"><br> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><B>Promoting the Barber Profession</B></FONT> <BR><B>e-mail contact: &nbsp; <A href="mailto:webmaster@texasbarber.com">webmaster@texasbarber.com</A></B> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=4><B>Regulation of the Barber Industry Transferred to the<BR><A href="http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/barbers/barbers.htm " TARGET="_top">Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation</A> <BR> September 1, 2005</B></FONT></CENTER> <BR> <B><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="5"> <P><B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/bills.htm">Click for Status of 2017 Barber Legislation.</A></FONT></B></CENTER> <BR> <P><B><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5">BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING </FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> Monday, June 23, 2014  9:00 a.m.<BR>1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E)<BR>TDLR's North Campus Building, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX </FONT></B><BR><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B><B><A href="http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda062314.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Meeting Agenda</A> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"></B> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar062314.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Click here to view the meeting video archive with RealPlayer.</A> <P>The TDLR Commission has appointed James Bowens of Round Rock, and Michelle Narlo of Austin to the Barber Advisory Board. <BR> They will replace Jimmy Johnson and Michael Funk. </CENTER> <P><B><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5">BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING </FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> Monday, April 28, 2014  2:00 p.m.<BR>1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E)<BR>TDLR's North Campus Building, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX </FONT></B><BR><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B><B><A href="http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda042814.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Meeting Agenda</A> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/broadcast/bar042814.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Click here to view the meeting with RealPlayer.</A> <P> Proposed barber rule changes will be on the meeting agenda. <BR>The proposed rules can be found at: <A href="http://license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberprop.htm" TARGET="_top">http://license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberprop.htm</A></CENTER> <P> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Your Voice Matters: TDLR Strategic Planning</B></FONT><BR><B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>Meetings Around Texas March 17th - 31st</FONT></B><BR> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4> March 17, 2014 </FONT> <BR><B>West Texas Region:</B> Holiday Inn, Redwood &amp; Aspen Rooms &ndash; 3201 South Loop 289, Lubbock TX <BR><B>South Texas Region:</B> McAllen Convention Center &ndash; 700 Convention Center Blvd., Room 103, McAllen TX <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4> <B>March 24, 2014</B></FONT> <BR><B>North Texas Region:</B> Holiday Inn &ndash; 6070 N. Central Expressway, Dallas TX <BR><B>East Texas Region:</B> Holiday Inn &ndash; 8111 Kirby Drive, Houston TX <P><B>Program Session Times: 8:30 am  11:00 am for Barbers & Cosmetologists</B> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4> <B>March 31, 2014 </B></FONT> <BR><B>Central Texas Region:</B> Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3401 South IH-35, Austin TX <BR>Executive Learning Center &amp; Guadalupe/Barton Creek Rooms <P><B>Program Session Times: 8:30 am  11:00 am for Barbers & Cosmetologists</B> <p><B><A href="http://license.state.tx.us/stratplan.htm" TARGET="_top">Click Here for More Information</A></B><FONT></CENTER> <BR> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Imagine TDLR Forum Online March 17th</B></FONT><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=4><B> Link to <A href="http://imagine.tdlr.texas.gov/" TARGET="_top">Imagine TDLR Forum</A></B></FONT><BR> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Two Vacancies on Barber Advisory Board</B></FONT><BR> (Class A Barber without a Barber Shop Permit)<BR> <A href="http://license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbers.htm#boardvacancy" TARGET="_top">Link to TDLR's Posting of Barber Advisory Board Vacancies</A></B><FONT></CENTER> <BR> <BR><P><B><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5">BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING </FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> February 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.<BR>1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E)<BR>TDLR's North Campus Building, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX </FONT></B><BR> <CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B><B><A href="http://license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda022414.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Meeting Agenda</A> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar022414.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Click here to view video archive of the meeting with RealPlayer.</A> <BR><BR> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Booth Rental Permit No Longer Required</B></FONT><BR> <A href="http://license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbers.htm#booths" TARGET="_top">Link to TDLR's Notice On Booth Rental Permits</A></B><FONT></CENTER> <!-- <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4">BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING </FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4">October 29, 2012 10:00 a.m.<BR>1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E)<BR>TDLR's North Campus Building, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX </FONT><BR> <CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B><B><A href="http://license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda102912.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Meeting Agenda</A> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar121012.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Click here to view the meeting video archive.</A> --> </FONT></CENTER> <BR><BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>TDLR Releases Barber and Cosmetology School Study: </FONT> <BR>This study was required by Senate Bill 1170, 82nd Legislature (2011) <P><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/cosmet/RefundStudy.pdf" TARGET="_top">Link to the Barber and Cosmetology Schools: Performance and Refund Study</A> <P>The study is in the Adobe Acrobat format. &nbsp; You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.<BR> <A href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/" TARGET="_top">Click here for free Adobe Acrobat Reader download</A> <!-- <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B><B><A href="http://license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda102912.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Meeting Agenda</A></B> </FONT></CENTER> --> <BR> <BR><CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4>Governor Signs <A href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/SB01170F.htm" TARGET="_top">SB 1170</A> </FONT></B></CENTER> <Table> <TBODY> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <A NAME="SB669"> <BR> <BR> <B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/bills.htm" TARGET="_top">Legislation Filed Relating to Barbers</A></B> <P><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/TDLR_BAR-COS_Legislative_Ideas.pdf" TARGET="_top">TDLR Proposes Legislative Ideas</A> &nbsp;--&nbsp;<B> Are These Ideas Good or Bad for Barbers?</B> <BR><DD>You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free Download) to read the file.<BR><DD> Go to <A href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/" TARGET="_top">http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/</A> and follow the instructions.<BR> <P><A href="#commission">TDLR Commission to consider Rule Review and Abolishing Barber Newsletter and Newsletter Fee</A><BR> <DD><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda012511.htm" TARGET="_top">View TDLR Commission January 25, 2011 Agenda</A></DD><BR><BR> <A href="#summit">BARBER SUMMIT -- December 13th</A><BR> <DD><A href="#plummet">Number of Barbers Licensed Through School Plummet Under TDLR</A></DD><BR><BR> <A href="#review">TDLR Files Notice of Rule Review -- Comment Deadline January 13th</A><BR><BR> <A href="#vacancy">Barber Advisory Board Vacancy -- Barber without Shop Permit</A><BR><BR> <A href="#bab101004">Barber Advisory Board Meeting October 4, 2010</A><BR><BR> <A href="#bab100712">Barber Advisory Board Meeting July 12, 2010</A><BR><BR><TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> </TR></TBODY> </TABLE> <BR> <A NAME="summit"> <Table> <TBODY> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>BARBER SUMMIT</FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B>Monday December 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.</FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B>TDLR's North Campus, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX</FONT> <BR> <a href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/barsum121310.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Watch the video archive of the summit with RealPlayer</a></FONT></CENTER> <P>The number of barbers licensed through barber schools <A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/right.htm#plummet">dropped dramatically</A> after TDLR took over regulation of the barber industry in 2005. &nbsp; <P>The average number of new barbers licensed per year in the last five years was about 485, including barbers who came in from out of state. &nbsp; Compare that to the 917 barbers licensed in 2004 and 820 barbers licensed in 2005. <P> Only 1904 students passed the practical exam from Sep. 1, 2005 - Dec 1, 2010, or about 380 per year. <P>If it weren't for barbers coming from out of state, we would have 561 fewer barbers now than in 2005. If new barbers had been licensed in the last 5 years at the rate prior to 2005, we would have over 2,200 more barbers than we do today <P> </FONT> <P> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3"><B> <P>All barber school owners, school teachers/instructors, barbers and students are encouraged to attend. &nbsp; We must find and fix this problem if our industry is to survive. <P>The meeting time is now not limited. <P>There are a lot of other important issues that need to be discussed. <P>Agenda items include: <P>-Rules, processes and the curriculum <BR>-Student follow through to get licensed <BR>-Best practices <BR>-Examinations <BR>-Future developments <BR>-Inspections <BR>-SHEARS <BR> <BR><P><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/Barber Numbers 2004-2010_2.xls">Link to Spreadsheet Showing Drop in Barbers</A> &nbsp; The numbers in the spreadsheet are derived from data on the TDLR website and data acquired through public information requests. <BR><P><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/New Barber Licensed -- TDLR LOSS FY 2005-2010.xls">Link to Spreadsheet Showing Estimated Loss of Barbers Under TDLR</A> &nbsp; The numbers in the spreadsheet are derived from data on the TDLR website and data acquired through public information requests. <BR><P><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/Barber School Exam Summary SEP05-DEC10 .xls">Spreadsheet Showing Summary of Written and Practical Pass & Fail</A> &nbsp; for current barber schools; Sep. 1, 2005 - Dec 1, 2010. &nbsp; The spreadsheet was derived from data compiled from data found at the <A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/BarberDataSearch/BarberExamResultsBySchoolLicno.aspx">"Search Scheduled Exams and Exam Results"</A> &nbsp; link on the TDLR Barbering page. </TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> </TR></TBODY> </TABLE> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="review"> <Table> <TBODY> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>TDLR Files Notice of Rule Review</FONT></CENTER> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="4"><B>Deadline for Comments Extended until January 13, 2011</FONT></CENTER> <P>The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has filed a notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 82, Barbers. &nbsp; This review is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, 2001.039. <P>The Notice of Intent was published in the November 12, 2010, issue of the Texas Register (35 TexReg 10064). <P><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberRuleReview.htm" TARGET="_top">View the Notice of Intent and the current Chapter 82, Barbers rules on the TDLR website.</A></CENTER> <P><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3">Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Caroline Jackson, Legal Assistant Team Lead, General Counsel s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, or by facsimile to 512/475-3032, or electronically to <A href="mailto:rule.comments@license.state.tx.us">rule.comments@license.state.tx.us</A></B></FONT>. &nbsp; <B>The deadline for receiving comments regarding the rules and possible changes is January 13, 2011.</B> <P>Please forward a copy of the comments you send to TDLR to <A href="mailto:webmaster@texasbarber.com">webmaster@texasbarber.com</A></B></FONT>. <P>David King did an extensive review of rules relating to sanitation. &nbsp; <a href="http://www.kingbarber.com/revisions.pdf">View David King's Proposed Rule Changes</a></FONT> <P>There were four Barber Advisory Board work groups that were supposed to look at four areas of the barber rules and report at the October meeting. The Education curriculum work group, (Ron Brown and Jennifer Grisham) was the only work group to file a written report. &nbsp; <a href="http://www.texasbarber.com/SKMBT_C65010111711100.pdf">View Education Curriculum Work Group Report</a>.</CENTER> <P><B>Other Rule Change Ideas: </B> <P><DD><B>Newsletter</B> &nbsp; We are forced to pay $10 per renewal for a newsletter. &nbsp; TDLR has not been giving us timely or relevant information with the newsletter. &nbsp; Why should we have to pay for it? &nbsp; Either make it useful, or get rid of it. &nbsp; Cosmetologists don't have to pay for a newsletter, why should we? <P><DD><B>Rule 82.71(c)</B> &nbsp; The shop owner and/or shop manager shall maintain a current list of all individuals who work in a shop at the time of inspection including employees and independent contractors who engage in barbering. &nbsp;<A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm#8271" TARGET="_top">Link to Rule 82.71</A> &nbsp; <B>This rule does nothing to protect the public, improve the barber industry, or serve any other useful purpose. &nbsp; It is a Class B violation, which had a fine of $100 - $1000 on the first offense.</B> &nbsp; Instead, require that inspectors match each license with the barber's photo ID. &nbsp; The inspection form should also have the information about each licensee inspected on the shop inspection form like it used to. <P><B>Statute Change Ideas:</B> <P> Abolish the Booth Rental Permit, or make it optional. <P> Require that a barber shop be under the control of a licensed barber at all times. &nbsp; Cosmetology has that requirement. <P> Require barber require a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll in barber school. &nbsp; Cosmetology has this requirement. <BR><DD>We have big problem with barber students who can't pass the written test. &nbsp; Maybe this would help. <P> Require that there be a sink for each two barbers. &nbsp; It used to be that way but was changed to match the cosmetology statute, which only requires one sink for three stylists. &nbsp; The board was pressured to do this so that it wouldn't be inconvenient for salons that wanted to have a barber shop permit. (probably with no barber!) <BR> <BR> </TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="vacancy"> <BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>VACANCY ON BARBER ADVISORY BOARD</FONT></CENTER> <P> <CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3">There is currently a vacancy on the Barber Advisory Board for a <BR> <B>"Holder of a Class A barber license who does not hold a barbershop permit". <BR><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbers.htm#boardVacancy" TARGET="_top">Click here for more information.</A></B></FONT></CENTER> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="bab101004"> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MET October 4, 2010</CENTER> <BR> <TABLE ALIGN="CENTER" VALIGN="TOP" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#808080"><img src="DSC_4776NEF NW USM 804X333.jpg" width=804 height=333 align=TOP ALT="Texas Barber Advisory Board"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR> <CENTER><FONT size=4>Barber Advisory Board</FONT></CENTER> <CENTER><FONT size=3>Left to right; Melina Messick, Ronald Brown, Linda Connor, Jimmy Johnson, and Jenny Grisham. </FONT> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda100410.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to the October 4th Meeting Agenda</A> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar100410.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Link to the October 4th Meeting Video Archive</A></CENTER> <P><CENTER><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="5"><A href="baragenda100410_enhanced.htm">Enhanced October 4th Agenda</A></B></FONT></CENTER> <P><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3">The enhanced agenda was prepared by texasbarber.com and includes the time on the video archive for each agenda item, list of people who spoke, pictures, and handouts that were distributed at the meeting in addition to webmaster comments.<FONT></B></CENTER> <BR> <BR> <BR> <TABLE ALIGN="CENTER" VALIGN="TOP" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#808080"><img src="Pano 3639-3641PT.jpg" width=600 height=200 align=TOP ALT="TDLR's North Campus, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas"></TD> <TR> </TR> </TABLE> <Center><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3">TDLR's North Campus Viewed from the Clayton Lane Side</FONT></CENTER> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="bab100712"> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B>BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MET July 12, 2010</CENTER> <BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda071210.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to the July 12th Meeting Agenda</A> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar071210.rm?usehostname" TARGET="_top">Link to the Meeting Video Archive</A></CENTER> <BR> <Table> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP> </TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <P><CENTER><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="5"><A href="baragenda071210_enhanced.htm">Enhanced July 12th Agenda</A></B></FONT></CENTER> <P>The enhanced agenda was prepared by texasbarber.com and includes the time on the video archive for each agenda item, list of people who spoke, pictures, and handouts that were distributed at the meeting.</B></CENTER> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="plummet"> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Number of New Barbers Licensed Plummets Under TDLR Regulation<BR> TDLR Has Done Nothing To Fix The Problem</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <Table> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"> <BR></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" ALIGN="LEFT"> The sharp drop in the number of new barbers being licensed since TDLR took over is one of the most critical issues facing the barber industry. &nbsp; The barber industry cannot survive if there aren't a sufficient number of new barbers entering the system. </TD><TD WIDTH="20%"></TR></TABLE> <CENTER>Below is a chart that dramatically shows the problem. </CENTER><BR> <CENTER><img src="New Barbers Jan 2004 - Jul 2010 Text.jpg" width=800 height=600 align=TOP ALT="Chart of New Barbers Licensed per Month Jan 2004 - Jul 2010"></CENTER> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%"> <p>This issue was brought to the attention of the Barber Advisory Board and the TDLR staff in a Barber Advisory Board meeting on July 30, 2007. &nbsp; Since then, the TDLR staff has done nothing. &nbsp; They haven't written a letter to the schools, PSI, the contract testing company, or done anything else to identify the problem or find a solution, except some discussion at a couple of board meetings. &nbsp; They have been asked numerous times by members of the industry to do something, but have not. <P>At the January 12, 2009 Barber Advisory Board meeting, board chair Linda Connor appointed herself and board member Jimmy Johnson to a task force / work group to look into the reason for the drop in the number of barbers with the intention of finding solutions. &nbsp; There wasn't another Barber Advisory Board meeting until April 26, 2010, 15 months later. &nbsp; At the April 26th meeting, board chair Conner talked about attempts to get barbering taught in high schools or junior colleges. &nbsp; Nothing was mentioned about why the number of barbers had plummeted right after TDLR took over. <P>Task force report and discussion at the July 12th Barber Advisory Board meeting was limited to presentation by staff and discussion of, <A HREF="baragenda071210_enhanced.htm#schools">"requirements for Barber Schools"</A>, <A HREF="baragenda071210_enhanced.htm#teacher">"requirements for a Barber teacher(instructor)"</A>, <A HREF="baragenda071210_enhanced.htm#crossover">"crossover licensing provisions"</A>, and <A HREF="baragenda071210_enhanced.htm#apprenticeship">"intern/apprenticeship programs"</A>. &nbsp; During this portion of the meeting no mention was made of the drop in the number of barbers being licensed through the schools, even though it was brought up at the public comment section by Joe Shirley who asked the Board and TDLR staff to take action. <P>While each of the items discussed may have some merit, they would all require legislative changes to implement. Even if legislation was passed, it would not be implemented until September 1, 2011, a year from now. &nbsp; <P>This is a critical failure on the part of TDLR and the Barber Advisory Board. <BR><BR> <CENTER><B><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><A href="Barber Newsletter June 2010 screen.pdf" TARGET="_top">June 2010 Barber Newsletter</A></FONT></B></CENTER> <P>The June newsletter was sent out about a couple of weeks before the July 12th Barber Advisory Board meeting and contained a nice mention of the upcoming meeting. &nbsp; <P><b>However, it contained nothing at all about the issues facing the barber industry that would be discussed at the meeting. </B> &nbsp; Licensees are forced to pay $10 per license renewal for the newsletter. &nbsp; The original purpose was to inform barbers about issues important to us. &nbsp; We are not getting what we paid for! </CENTER> <P><CENTER><B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5">TDLR Commission to Streamline Rules</FONT></B><BR> <P><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3"> On May 11, 2010, TDLR Chairman Frank Denton wrote to TDLR Advisory Board Chairmen, "I am writing to request your help with an important project that the Commission is undertaking <BR> to streamline TDLR rules by eliminating unnecessary rule provisions". <BR> <A href="Frank Denton Strat Plan Letter.jpg" TARGET="_top">Click here to read Chairman Denton's letter.</A></FONT> </CENTER> </TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <BR><BR> <TABLE ALIGN="Center" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"><img src="DSC_3769NEF NW PT CROP 542X600 CC.jpg" width=421 height=450 align=TOP ALT="Jennifer Grisham and Joe Shirley at Bethel Road Barber Shop"><BR><CENTER><FONT size=3> Jennifer Grisham (R) and Joe Shirley (L)<BR> Bethel Road Barber Shop<BR>Coppell, Texas &nbsp; </FONT></CENTER></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR> <TABLE> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%"> </CENTER> <P><FONT size=3>Jennifer Grisham is a Barber Advisory Board member, barber, and owner of the <A href="http://www.salonamericana.com/" TARGET="_top">Salon Americana</A> barber shop in Alpine, Texas. &nbsp; She is on the committee to suggest changes to the barber rules. &nbsp; Jennifer intends to visit all the barber schools in Texas and as many of the barber shops as possible to get input on needed rule changes. &nbsp; She was in the Dallas Fort Worth area August 17th. &nbsp; Jennifer is taking time away from her shop and family to get input for needed rule changes to improve the barber industry. &nbsp; She isn't reimbursed for any of her expenses. &nbsp; We need to do our part by reading over the <B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm" TARGET="_top">barber rules</A> </B> and sending any suggested changes to her at: <A href="mailto:jenny@salonamericana.com">jenny@salonamericana.com</A>. </FONT> </TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR><BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="5"><B><CENTER><I>BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MET Monday, APRIL 26, 2010</I><BR> </CENTER></B></FONT> <BR> <P><CENTER><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"></CENTER> <BR> <A href="http://real2.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar042610.rm?usehostname " TARGET="_top">The video archive of the meeting is available for viewing with via RealPlayer.</A></CENTER></FONT> <BR> <BR> <TABLE ALIGN="CENTER" VALIGN="TOP" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#808080"><img src="DSC_1491NEF NW 800X400.jpg" width=800 height=400 align=TOP ALT="Texas Barber Advisory Board"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <CENTER><FONT size=4>Barber Advisory Board</FONT></CENTER> <CENTER><FONT size=3>Left to right; Jenny Grisham, Ronald Brown, Linda Connor, Jimmy Johnson, Melina Messick</FONT> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <BR><BR> <TABLE ALIGN="CENTER" VALIGN="TOP" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#808080"><img src="DSC_1497NEF CRV NW 800x400.jpg" width=800 height=400 align=TOP ALT="TTDLR Staff Members"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <CENTER><FONT size=4>TDLR Staff Members</FONT></CENTER> <BR><BR> <BR><BR> <TABLE ALIGN="CENTER" VALIGN="TOP" BORDER=4> <TR> <TD ALIGN="Center" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#808080"><img src="DSC_1504NEF NW 800X600.jpg" width=400 height=300 align=TOP ALT="TTDLR Staff Members"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <CENTER><FONT size=4>Bill Kuntz, Executive Director (left) -- Brian Francis, Deputy Executive Director (right) </FONT></CENTER> <CENTER><FONT size=3>Brian Francis briefs the Barber Advisory Board on the Barber Strategic Planning meeting held March 22nd</FONT> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <BR><BR> <P><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="5"><CENTER> This meeting and future meetings will be held at the <A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/newmeetingloc.htm" TARGET="_top">New Meeting Location</A></CENTER></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><B><CENTER>TDLR's North Campus</FONT> <F</CENTER></B> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><B><CENTER>Twin Towers Office Center</FONT> <F</CENTER></B> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"><B><CENTER>1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX 78723</CENTER></B></FONT> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <P><FONT COLOR="#FF0000" size="5"><B><CENTER> <A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/Barber_Newsletter_1004.pdf" TARGET="_top">TDLR BARBER NEWSLETTER ONLINE</A></CENTER></B></FONT> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="6"> <B><CENTER><I>TWO BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED</I><BR> </CENTER></B></FONT></CENTER></CENTER> <BR> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="4"> <P>Jennifer Grisham, shop owner from Alpine, has been selected to fill one of the two positions on the Barber Advisory Board reserved for Barber shop owners. Ms. Grisham will replace Dean Hudson, barber shop owner from Arlington. We look forward to working with Ms. Grisham. <P>Dean Hudson has served on the Barber Advisory Board for many years. We want to thank Dean for his service and look forward to working with him in the future. <P>Ronald Brown, was reappointed to the Barber Advisory Board to represent school owners.<FONT> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <A NAME="strategic"> <P><FONT COLOR="#000000" size="6"><B><CENTER><I>TDLR Strategic Planning Meeting</I><BR> </CENTER></B></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000" size="3"> <P>TDLR held a strategic planning meeting on March 22nd for the barber industry. &nbsp; A summary of the comments received at the meeting are in the April Barber Newsletter. <BR> If you haven't received your newsletter in the mail, you can <B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/Barber_Newsletter_1004.pdf" TARGET="_top">read it online.</A></B><FONT> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR><BR> <A NAME="plan"> <P><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B><a href="bills.htm">Two Barber Related Bills Signed by Governor -- Three Bills Died in Committee</B></a></FONT></CENTER> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>Barber Advisory Board Met January 12, 2009 <FONT color=#000000 size=3><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda011209.htm" TARGET="_top">JANUARY 12, 2009 MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <B><CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=5>Important Issues </a></B></B> </FONT></CENTER> <BR> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4> K. Discussion and possible recommendation on the education summit and rule changes relating to curriculum requirements. <DD><DD><B><FONT color=#000000 size=4>Barber School Curriculum to get Review </B></FONT> <P><FONT color=#FF0000 size=3> (Webmaster Comment) TDLR officials met November 17th with a few people to review the barber school curriculum. &nbsp; TDLR staff released the proposed changes to the barber curriculum in an e-mail to the barber list-serve on January 5th. &nbsp; The proposed curriculum files below are based on that e-mail.</FONT> <BR> <BR> <B><FONT color=#000000 size=4><A href="Barber Proposed Curriculum 090105.pdf" TARGET="_top">View Proposed Curriculum</A></B><FONT color=#000000 size=3> &nbsp; (Adobe Acrobat Format)</FONT></B><BR> <B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><A href="Barber Proposed Curriculum 090105.xls" TARGET="_top">View Proposed Curriculum</A></B><FONT color=#000000 size=3>&nbsp;(MS Excel Format)</FONT></B> <BR> <B><FONT color=#000000 size=4><A href="Barber_School_Curriculum.htm">View Current Curriculum</A> </FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4>G. Discussion and possible recommendation on rule changes relating to dual shop advertising and signage requirements.</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#ff0000 size=3> <DD><DD>(Webmaster Comment) The current regulations are so lax that a cosmetology salon can advertise as a barber shop, never hire a barber, and probably never get caught. &nbsp; The regulations have to be made stricter so that only legitimate dual shops that have a barber can advertise and operate as a barber shop. &nbsp; <A href="#dual">Click here for more information.</A></FONT> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4>H. Discussion and possible recommendation on rule changes to require license and/or permit holders to purchase the barber law and rule book <FONT color=#ff0000 size=3> <DD><DD>(Webmaster Comment)There is no reason that license and/or permit holders should be forced to buy a law and rule book. &nbsp; Barbers already post the sanitary rules and regulations in each shop. &nbsp; Barbers are already paying for a newsletter. &nbsp; Any important information that we need should be sent to us in the newsletter that we are already paying for.</FONT> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4>I. Discussion and possible recommendation on rule changes relating to the sanitation of razors <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4>J. Discussion of registration of barber students for the written exam at the completion of 1000 hours. <FONT color=#ff0000 size=3> <DD><DD>The number of new barbers being licensed per year has plummeted since TDLR took over regulation of the barber industry September 1, 1005. <A href="#plummet">Click here for more information.</A>&nbsp; Some school owners say that after some of their students pass the written test at 1000 hours, they don't come back to school, and thus never get licensed. &nbsp; Barbers have been trying for a year and a half to get TDLR to do address the issue of the drop in the number of barbers being licensed. &nbsp; In the past, students took the written and practical exam after completing the 1500 hour barber course. &nbsp; Consideration of the effect of allowing barber students to take the exam at 1000 hours is the first step that TDLR has taken to address this issue. </FONT> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=4>M. Discussion of rule or policy changes relating to cosmetologists shaving customers <FONT color=#ff0000 size=3> <DD><DD> Two of our Barber Advisory Board members are pushing to allow cosmetologists to shave. &nbsp; One Barber Advisory Board member even appeared before the December 1, 2008 Cosmetology Advisory Board meeting and asked them to push to allow cosmetologists to shave. Shaving is a traditional barber service for which barbers are specially trained. &nbsp; Many barbers do an outline shave on most of their adult customers. &nbsp; Many customers say that the outline shave is their favorite part of the haircut. &nbsp; Why would any barber push to allow cosmetologists, who have no training in shaving, to practice this traditional barber service, that our customers value. </FONT> <P><a href="#dual">New Dual Shop Permit</a> <P><a href="#plummet">Number of New Barbers Plummets Under TDLR</a> <P><a href="#plan">TDLR Fails to Report Drop in New Barbers in Strategic Plan</a> </B></CENTER> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="45%"><BR> <A NAME="dual"> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>New Dual Shop Permit <BR><BR> How to Have a Barber Shop <B>WITHOUT</B> a Barber</FONT></CENTER></B> </CENTER></FONT> <Table <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR><P><B>The new Dual Shop permit regulations do not protect the identity of barber shops or barbers.</B> &nbsp; Currently anyone can get a dual barber shop beauty salon dual permit, and advertise as a barber shop without having a barber. &nbsp; Theoretically, they are supposed to stop advertising as a barber shop and remove barber pole and barber signs if they haven't had a barber for 90 days. However, there are no reporting requirements. &nbsp; Inspections are now very infrequent, every two, three or four years. &nbsp; If the inspector even asks the dual permit owner where their barber is, it would be very to easy to just say that they recently left and that they would have another one soon. &nbsp; It is very doubtful that the inspector would ever check back. &nbsp; I suspect that they could run this way and never get caught. &nbsp; If this isn't changed it will destroy the identity of the barber shop and probably the barber industry along with it. <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="45%"><BR> <A NAME="plummet"> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>Number of New Barbers Licensed Plummets Under TDLR Regulation</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>TDLR Does Nothing To Fix The Problem</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <Table <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR><P><B>The sharp drop in the number of new barbers being licensed since TDLR took over is one of the most critical issues facing the barber industry. <P>The barber industry cannot survive if there aren't a sufficient number of new barbers entering the system. <P><B>Below is a chart that dramatically shows the problem. &nbsp; Each bar represents four months. <BR><BR> <CENTER><img src ="New_Barbers_graphic.jpg" align=bottom width=694 height=412 align=right ALT="Graph of New Barbers Licensed 2004 - 2008"><br> </CENTER> <BR> <p>This issue was brought up at the Barber Advisory Board Meeting on July 30, 2007. &nbsp; Since then, TDLR has done nothing. &nbsp; They haven't written a letter to the schools, PSI, the contract testing company, or done anything else to identify the problem or find a solution, except some discussion at a couple of board meetings. &nbsp; They have been asked a number of times by members of the industry to do something, but have not. &nbsp; This is a critical failure on the part of TDLR, but it was never mentioned in the Strategic Plan that TDLR submitted to the Governor and Legislative Budget Board in June of this year. <p>TDLR bragged about reducing barber license fees from $90 to $70. &nbsp; They even had this posted on the top of the main TDLR webpage for a while. &nbsp; However, they have not put anything on the website about the sharp drop in the number of barbers being licensed since they took over.</B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR> <A NAME="plan"> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>TDLR Submits Strategic Plan</FONT></CENTER></B> <B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><CENTER><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/stratplan.htm " TARGET="_top">Link to Strategic Plan Webpage</A></FONT></B><BR>(Contains the full plan, links to individual sections, and focus group comments.)</CENTER> <P>The Strategic Plan is a very important document that is sent to the Governor, the Legislative Budget Board and others. <P> <B>NOTE!</B> &nbsp; TDLR failed to report the drop in new barbers in Strategic Plan. &nbsp; This is of critical importance to the barber industry and an important measure of what kind of job TDLR is doing. &nbsp; <B>Why was it left out?</B> <BR><BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <A NAME="DFW"> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>DFW Area Barber Industry Meeting</FONT></CENTER></FONT></B> <B><FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER>Barbers -- Barber Shops -- Barber Schools -- Barber Students</FONT></CENTER></B><BR> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=5> <B> January 19th Meeting POSTPONED </FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <Table <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <A NAME="BAB081013"> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>Barber Advisory Board Met Oct. 13th </FONT></CENTER></B> <B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><CENTER><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda101308.htm " TARGET="_top">Barber Advisory Board Meeting Agenda</A></FONT></CENTER></B> <BR> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><a href="http://real.license.state.tx.us:554/ramgen/archive/barmeet/bar101308.rm?usehostname">Audio of October 13th Barber Advisory Board Meeting.</a></FONT></B></CENTER> <Table <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR></TD> <TD WIDTH="60%" vALIGN=TOP> <BR><P> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="45%"><BR> <A NAME="news"> <B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>BARBER NEWSLETTER</FONT></CENTER></B> <BR> <B>Good News! &nbsp; TDLR announced at the meeting that we would soon be getting a newsletter on a regular basis.</B> <P>Susan Stanford, Public Information Officer, will be writing and editing the newsletter. &nbsp; The first test newsletter will be sent out in November. &nbsp; Future newsletters will be sent out each quarter. <P>The newsletter will contain information on new rules and regulations, tips on sterilization and sanitation and other information of importance to the barber industry. &nbsp; Susan would also like to provide some human-interest articles relating to barbers or the barber industry. <P>This should be a great opportunity for us to share information with others in the barber industry. &nbsp; If you have an interesting story about barbers or barber shops, send it in. &nbsp; If you have encountered a problem with any of the rules or regulations, or have a question about anything send that in as well. &nbsp;If you have any suggestions or tips that you think would be of interest to other barbers, Susan would like to have them as well. <P>We have waited a long time for a regular newsletter; let's make the most of it. <P>Contact Susan at: <A href="mailto:susan.stanford@license.state.tx.us">susan.stanford@license.state.tx.us</A></B> </CENTER> <TD WIDTH="20%" vALIGN=TOP></TD> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR><BR> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>TDLR COMMISSION APPROVED NEW BARBER RULES<BR> DECEMBER 11TH</FONT></CENTER></B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda121107.htm" TARGET="_top">TDLR Commission Meeting Agenda</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm#8280" TARGET="_top">Barber License Fee Reduced From $90 to $70</A> <BR> Still Higher than Cosmetologist License Fee of $53. WHY? </CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm#8222" TARGET="_top">Permit Requirements for Dual and Mobile Shops</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm#8271 " TARGET="_top">Responsibilities of Barbershops, Specialty Shops, and Dual Shops.</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm#8278 " TARGET="_top"> Responsibilities of Mobile Shops</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to All Barber Administrative Rules</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR> <BR><BR> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING</FONT></CENTER></B> <CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=4> <B>Monday, October 15, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.<BR> 7th Floor Public Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building<BR> 920 Colorado St. in Austin</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda101507.htm" TARGET="_top">October 15th MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://real.license.state.tx.us:7070/ramgen/broadcast/barmeet/bar101507.rm" TARGET="_top">If you can't attend, listen to the meeting on Real Audio</A></CENTER></FONT></B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR> <BR> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>BARBER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING</FONT></CENTER></B> <CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=4> <B>Monday, July 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.<BR> 7th Floor Public Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building<BR> 920 Colorado St. in Austin</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda073007.htm" TARGET="_top">JULY 30th MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER></FONT></B><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://real.license.state.tx.us:7070/ramgen/broadcast/barmeet/bar073007.rm " TARGET="_top">If you can't attend, listen to the meeting on Real Audio</A></CENTER></FONT></B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/bills.htm">2007 LEGISLATION RELATED TO BARBERS</A></CENTER></FONT></B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"><BR> <P><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><CENTER>Substitute for HB 2106 Signed Into Law by the Governor</FONT></CENTER></B> <BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER> <BR><B> &nbsp; &nbsp;<A href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB02106F.htm" TARGET="_top">Text of HB 2106 Substitute</A></CENTER></FONT></B> </B></CENTER></FONT> <BR><BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>Advisory Board on Barbering Meeting</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>Monday, January 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.<BR> 7th Floor Public Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building<BR> <B>920 Colorado St. in Austin</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda010807.htm " TARGET="_top">JANUARY 8TH MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbermeet.htm " TARGET="_top">Link to audio archive of January 8, 2007 meeting on TDLR website</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>Advisory Board on Barbering Meeting</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>Monday, December 11, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.<BR> 7th Floor Public Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building<BR> <B>920 Colorado St. in Austin</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/pubomquery$omquery.queryview?P_OM_ID=90861&Z_CHK=5189 " TARGET="_top">DECEMBER 11TH MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/BAR minutes 121106.doc " TARGET="_top">December 11, 2006 Meeting Minutes (MS Word)</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbermeet.htm " TARGET="_top">Link to audio archive of December 11, 2006 meeting on TDLR website</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>Advisory Board on Barbering Meeting</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>Monday, June 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.<BR> 7th Floor Public Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building<BR> <B>920 Colorado St. in Austin</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/Agendas/AdvisoryBrdAgendas/baragenda060506.htm " TARGET="_top">JUNE 5, 2006 MEETING AGENDA</A></CENTER><B></FONT> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/BAR minutes 060506.doc " TARGET="_top">June 5, 2006 Meeting Minutes (MS Word)</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><CENTER><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barbermeet.htm " TARGET="_top">Link to minutes and audio archive of June 5, 2006 meeting on TDLR website</A></CENTER></FONT><B> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5><B>PROPOSED RULE REVISIONS</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>Change the reporting requirements and curriculum for barber schools <BR>Make some adjustments to the sanitation rules for some barber specialists </FONT> <P>TDLR recommends that all barbers and barber school operators <BR>review the proposed rule revisions, <BR> <A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberprop.htm " TARGET="_top">Link to Proposed Rules</A> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=4><B>New Barber Law and Rules Book are now available from TDLR for $10</FONT><BR><FONT color=#000000 size=4><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/forms/barberlawrulebook.pdf " TARGET="_top">Barber Law and Rules Book Order Form (21KB download)</A></FONT></CENTER> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>NEW PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS FOR BARBERS AND BARBER SCHOOLS</FONT></B></CENTER><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4><P>The TDLR Commission approved a Barber Penalty Matrix at their meeting on <BR> February 2, 2006, which will be incorporated in the TDLR Enforcement Plan. <BR>The new penalties are large, and increase substantially for second and third violations. </FONT> <P><FONT color=#FF0000 size=3><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/enforcement.htm" TARGET="_top" >Link to the Enforcement Plan</A></B></FONT><BR> <FONT color=#FF0000 size=3><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/enforcement/barsanctions.htm" TARGET="_top" >Link Barber Penalties and Sanctions</A></B></FONT><BR> <FONT color=#FF0000 size=3><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/enforcement/barschoolsanctions.htm" TARGET="_top" >Link to Barber Schools Penalties and Sanctions</A></B></FONT><BR><BR><BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <CENTER><B><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING</B></FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4> MARCH 13, 2006, 1:30 - 4:00 PM</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>7th Floor Meeting Room of the E.O. Thompson Building</FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>920 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas</B></FONT><BR><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=3><B>BARBERS, SHOP OWNERS, SCHOOL OWNERS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ATTENDED <BR> THE MEETING AND PROVIDED VALUABLE COMMENTS</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <P><B>Each state agency is required to prepare a Strategic Plan every two years. TDLR is soliciting input from barbers. This is the time to let TDLR know what they are doing well and what needs to be improved. They are now laying the plans for the future. Please attend the meeting or send in your comments.</B><BR> <BR><FONT color=#FF0000 size=3><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/stratplan.htm" TARGET="_top" >Link More Information About TDLR's Strategic Planning Process</A></B></FONT><BR><BR><BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B>NEW ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR BARBERS</B></FONT><BR> <FONT color=#000000 size=4>EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2006</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><B><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberrules.htm" TARGET="_top">Link New Administrative Rules</B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=4><A href="http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/barbers/pdf/update0206.pdf" TARGET="_top">Link TDLR Update: Highlights of Rule Changes</A></B></FONT></CENTER><BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR><CENTER><FONT color=#000000 size=3><B>September 8th Rule Change to Help Barbers and Cosmetologists Impacted by Hurricane Katrina</font></B></center> <P><FONT color=#000000 size=3>"The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Thursday adopted emergency rules that will allow the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to issue provisional occupational licenses and waive licensing fees for evacuees who came to Texas when they were forced from their homes by Hurricane Katrina." </FONT> <P><B><FONT size=3><A href="http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/PressReleases/barbcos090805.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to September 8th press release</A </FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT size=3><A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/hurricane.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Provisional License Application Forms and Information </A </FONT></B> <BR><BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR><BR><B><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5>Barber Board and Cosmetology Commission Were Abolished September 1, 2005</FONT></CENTER></B> <BR><B><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5>Barbers and Cosmetologists Are Now Regulated By</FONT></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#ff0000 size=5><A href="http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us" TARGET="_top">Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</FONT></CENTER></B> <BR><B><CENTER><FONT color=#FF0000 size=5>Senate Bill 411 Mandated the Change</FONT><B> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <FONT size=5>Link to: <A href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/SB00411F.htm" TARGET="_top"> Senate Bill 411 Text.</A></CENTER> </FONT> <P>The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) conducted focus group meetings around the state to give information and receive input from barbers, cosmetologists, shop and school owners. &nbsp; Text and audio of some of the meetings are available at: <A href="http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberstrat.htm#schedule" TARGET="_top">http://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberstrat.htm#schedule</A> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <P><CENTER> <FONT size=5><A href="http://www.texasbarber.com/bills.htm" TARGET="_top">Link to Barber Legislation</A> </FONT></B></CENTER> </CENTER> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> <BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#ff0000 size=4><B> <A href="meetings.htm">Archive of AGENDAS AND MINUTES OF THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS</A></B></FONT> </CENTER> <BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH="65%"> <BR> </B> <P>The Texas Barber website is provided as a public service and is not affiliated with any government agency.<BR>Copyright 2015 <P>Updated &nbsp; 20JUN15 &nbsp; CST2140 <!-- --> </body></html>