Bill Summaries: H791 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - View summary

    Amends GS 88B-11(e) to provide that in addition to meeting the other specified qualifications to obtain a license as a natural hair care teacher issued by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners (Board), an individual must also pass an examination for natural hair care teachers conducted by the Board.
    Amends GS 88B-21(e) to provide that an esthetician, natural hair care specialist, cosmetologist, or manicurist with at least 20 consecutive years of experience in their respective professions do not have to meet the continuing education requirements of this subsection (was, exemption applied only to cosmetologist). Deletes the requirement to report any continuing education classes completed to the Board, whether the classes were approved or not by the Board.
    Under current law, GS 88B-10.1 requires that individuals seeking a license to practice as a natural hair care specialist must successfully complete at least 300 hours of a natural hair care curriculum in an approved cosmetic art school, pass an exam conducted by the Board, and pay the fees required by G.S. 88B 20. Amends Section 13 of SL 2009-521 to provide that an individual who meets the following requirements is licensed without having to satisfy the requirements of GS 88B-10.1: (1) passes a practical exam as approved by the Board; and (2) submits proof to the Board that the individual is actively engaged in the practice of a natural hair care specialist for two years on or before July 1, 2011. Provides that the proof may include any two of the following: (a) copies of tax records of employment, (b) an affidavit from the applicant or the applicant’s immediate supervisor verifying the applicant’s practice of natural hair care for two years immediately preceding the date of the application for a license, or (c) copies of an applicable business license issued by a local government agency. Also provides that the applicant for a license may submit any other means of proof acceptable to the Board. Includes requirement from GS 88B-10.1 that an applicant for licensure following this alternative route to licensing pay the fee required under GS 88B-20.
    Provides that a cosmetic art shop that practices natural hair care only and submits proof to the Board that the shop is actively engaged in that practice on the effective date of this act, has one year from the date of this act to comply with the requirements of GS 88B-14 (Licensing of Cosmetic Art Shops). Requires persons who do not apply for licensing to the Board within one year of the effective date of this act to complete all training and requirements set by the Board and to otherwise comply with the provisions of GS Chapter 88B.
    Amends Section 14 of SL 2009-521 to make the amendments to the Cosmetic Art Act in SL 2009-521 effective July 1, 2013 (was, July 1, 2010) and applicable to acts occurring on or after that date.