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SB-803 Barbering and cosmetology.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 It is the intent of the Legislature to provide safe harbor from the changes made by this act to Sections 7334, 7362, 7362.5, 7364, and 7365 of the Business and Professions Code to persons who have commenced preapprentice training pursuant to Section 7334 of the Business and Professions Code and to students who are currently enrolled in board-approved courses and schools.

SEC. 2.

 Section 7303 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7303.
 (a) Notwithstanding Article 8 (commencing with Section 9148) of Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code, there is in the Department of Consumer Affairs the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in which the administration of this chapter is vested.
(b) (1) The board shall consist of 13 members. Seven members shall be public members, and six members shall represent the professions.
(2) The Governor shall appoint five of the public members and the six professional members. The six professional members shall be comprised as follows:
(A) A cosmetologist.
(B) A barber.
(C) An esthetician.
(D) An electrologist.
(E) A manicurist.
(F) An establishment owner.
(3) The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one public member.
(b)  The board   (4)  shall consist of nine members. Five members shall be public members, and four members shall represent the professions. The Governor shall appoint three of the public members and the four professional members. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one public member.  Members of the board shall be appointed for a term of four years, except that of the members appointed by the Governor, two of the public members and two of the professions members shall be appointed for an initial term of two years. No board member may serve longer than two consecutive terms.
(5) Each member of the board shall receive a per diem pursuant to Section 103.
(c) The board may appoint an executive officer who is exempt from civil service. The executive officer shall exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated by the board and vested in the executive officer by this chapter. The appointment of the executive officer is subject to the approval of the director. In the event that a newly authorized board replaces an existing or previous bureau, the director may appoint an interim executive officer for the board who shall serve temporarily until the new board appoints a permanent executive officer.
(d) The executive officer shall provide examiners, inspectors, and other personnel necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, 2027,  and as of that date is repealed. Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

SEC. 3.

 Section 7303.2 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

7303.2.
 The board shall conduct the following reviews, and shall report its findings and recommendations to the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions and the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development no later than November 1, 2018:
(a) The board, pursuant to Section 139, shall review the 1,600-hour training requirement for cosmetologists, conduct an occupational analysis of the cosmetology profession in California, and conduct a review of the national written examination for cosmetologists and of the practical examination, in order to evaluate whether both examinations assess critical competencies for California cosmetologists and meet professional testing standards.
(b) The board shall review the Spanish language examination if, by January 1, 2016, the pass rate for Spanish speakers did not increase to the average pass rate for all other language examinations during the two-year period prior to January 1, 2016.

SEC. 4.

 Section 7313 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7313.
 (a) (1) To ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of this chapter, the board’s executive officer and authorized representatives shall, except as provided by Section 159.5, have access to, and shall inspect, any establishment or mobile unit during business hours or at any time in which barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis are being performed. It is the intent of the Legislature that inspections be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays as well as weekdays, if collective bargaining agreements and civil service provisions permit.
(2) The board shall maintain a program of random and targeted inspections of establishments to ensure compliance with applicable laws relating to the public health and safety and the conduct and operation of establishments. The board or its authorized representatives shall inspect establishments to reasonably determine compliance levels and to identify market conditions that require targeted enforcement. The board shall not reduce the number of employees assigned to perform random inspections, targeted inspections, and investigations relating to field operations below the level funded by the annual Budget Act and described in supporting budget documents, and shall not redirect funds or personnel-years allocated to those inspection and investigation purposes to other purposes. 
(b) To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements adopted by the board, the executive officer and authorized representatives shall, except as provided in Section 159.5, have access to, and shall inspect the premises of, all schools in which the practice of barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis is performed on the public. Notices of violation shall be issued to schools for violations of regulations governing conditions related to the health and safety of patrons. Each notice shall specify the section violated and a timespan within which the violation must be corrected. A copy of the notice of violation shall be provided to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(c) With prior written authorization from the board or its executive officer, any member of the board may enter and visit, in his or her  their  capacity as a board member, any establishment, during business hours or at any time when barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis is being performed. The visitation by a board member shall be for the purpose of conducting official board business, but shall not be used as a basis for any licensing disciplinary action by the board.
(d) The board shall adopt a protocol for inspecting establishments when an inspector has difficulty understanding or communicating with the owner, manager, or employees of the establishment due to language barriers. The board shall evaluate the protocol every two years to ensure the protocol remains current.

SEC. 5.

 Section 7314.3 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7314.3.
 (a) The board shall establish a Health and Safety Advisory Committee to provide the board with advice and recommendations on health and safety issues before the board that impact licensees, including how to ensure licensees are aware of basic labor laws and how to ensure licensees have awareness about physical and sexual abuse their clients may be experiencing.
(b) For purposes of this section, basic labor laws include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Key differences between the legal rights, benefits, and obligations of an employee and an independent contractor.
(2) Wage and hour rights of an hourly employee.
(3) Antidiscrimination laws relating to the use of a particular language in the workplace.
(4) Antiretaliation laws relating to a worker’s right to file complaints with the Department of Industrial Relations.
(5) How to obtain more information about state and federal labor laws.
(c) For purposes of this section, physical and sexual abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Domestic violence.
(2) Sexual assault.
(3) Human trafficking.
(4) Elder abuse.
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019. Members of the committee shall receive a per diem pursuant to Section 103. 

SEC. 6.

 Section 7316 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7316.
 (a) The practice of barbering is all or any combination of the following practices:
(1) Shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair.
(2) Giving facial and scalp massages or treatments with oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliances.
(3) Singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, chemical waving, hair relaxing, or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics.
(4) Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays, or lotions to scalp, face, or neck.
(5) Hairstyling of all textures of hair by standard methods that are current at the time of the hairstyling.
(b) The practice of cosmetology is all or any combination of the following practices:
(1) Arranging, dressing, curling, waving, machineless permanent waving, permanent waving, cleansing, cutting, shampooing, relaxing, singeing, bleaching, tinting, coloring, straightening, dyeing, applying hair tonics to, beautifying, or otherwise treating by any means, means  the hair of any person.
(2) Massaging, cleaning, or stimulating the scalp, face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by means of the hands, devices, apparatus or appliances, with or without the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
(3) Beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
(4) Removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by the use of depilatories or by the use of tweezers, chemicals, or preparations or by the use of devices or appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of light waves, commonly known as rays.
(5) Cutting, trimming, polishing, tinting, coloring, cleansing, or manicuring the nails of any person.
(6) Massaging, cleansing, treating, or beautifying the hands or feet of any person.
(c) (7)  Within the practice of cosmetology there exist the specialty branches of skin care and nail care. Tinting and perming of the eyelashes and brows, or applying eyelashes to any person. 
(1) (c)  Skin  The practice of skin  care is any one or more  all or any combination  of the following practices:
(1) Giving facials, massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, hands, arms, feet, legs, or upper part of the human body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams for the purpose of improving the appearance or well-being of the skin that do not result in the ablation or destruction of the live tissue.
(2) Tinting and perming of the eyelashes and brows, or applying eyelashes to any person.
(A) (3)  Giving facials, applying makeup, giving skin care, removing  Removing  superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemical, or waxing, or by  the use of depilatories, tweezers or waxing, or applying eyelashes to any person. devices and appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays. 
(B) Beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
(C) Massaging, cleaning, or stimulating the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by means of the hands, devices, apparatus, or appliances, with the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
(2) (d)  Nail care is the practice of cutting,  The practice of nail care is all or a combination of  trimming, polishing, coloring, tinting, cleansing, manicuring, or pedicuring the nails of any person or massaging, cleansing, or beautifying from the elbow to the fingertips or the knee to the toes of any person.
(d) (e)  The practice of barbering and the practice of cosmetology do not include any of the following:
(1) The mere sale, fitting, or styling of wigs or hairpieces.
(2) Natural hair braiding. Natural hair braiding is a service that results in tension on hair strands or roots by twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding by hand or mechanical device, provided that the service does not include haircutting or the application of dyes, reactive chemicals, or other preparations to alter the color of the hair or to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair.
(3) Threading. Threading is a technique that results in removing hair by twisting thread around unwanted hair and pulling it from the skin and the incidental trimming of eyebrow hair.
(e) (f)  Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of subdivision (d), (e),  a person who engages in natural hairstyling, which is defined as the provision of natural hair braiding services together with any of the services or procedures defined within the regulated practices of barbering or cosmetology, is subject to regulation pursuant to this chapter and shall obtain and maintain a barbering or cosmetology license as applicable to the services respectively offered or performed.
(f) (g)  (1)  Electrolysis is the practice of removing hair from, or destroying hair on, the human body by the use of an electric needle only.
(2)  “Electrolysis” as used in this chapter includes electrolysis or thermolysis.
(h) The practice of hairstyling is all or any combination of the following:
(1) Styling of all textures of hair by standard methods that are current at the time of the hairstyling.
(2) Arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, cutting, dressing, shampooing, waving, or nonchemically straightening the hair of any person using both electrical and nonelectrical devices.
(3) Massaging, cleaning, or stimulating the scalp, face, and neck by means of the hands, devices, apparatus, or appliances with or without the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, lotions, or creams.

SEC. 7.

 Section 7320 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7320.
 (a)  This chapter confers no authority to practice medicine or surgery. The practice of medicine shall not be performed by, or offered by, a licensee under this chapter without being authorized and licensed to perform that act pursuant to a license obtained in accordance with some other provision of law. 
(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to grant any privileges reserved for persons certified pursuant to Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 4600) of Division 2.

SEC. 8.

 Section 7322 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7322.
 The board shall admit to examination for a license as a hairstylist to practice hairstyling any person who has made application to the board in proper form, paid the fee required by this chapter, and is qualified as follows:
(a) Is not less than 17 years of age.
(b) Has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.
(c) Is not subject to denial pursuant to Section 480.
(d) Has done any of the following:
(1) Completed a course in hairstyling from a school approved by the board.
(2) Practiced hairstyling as defined in this chapter outside of this state for a period of time equivalent to the study and training of a qualified person who has completed a course in hairstyling from a school the curriculum of which complied with requirements adopted by the board. Each three months of practice shall be deemed the equivalent of 100 hours of training for qualification under paragraph (1).

SEC. 9.

 Section 7331 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7331.
 The board shall grant a license to practice to an applicant if the applicant submits all of the following to the board:
(a) A completed application form and all fees required by the board.
(b) Proof of a current license issued by another state to practice that meets all both  of the following requirements:
(1) It is not revoked, suspended, or otherwise restricted.
(2) It is in good standing.
(3) It has been active for three of the last five years, during which time the applicant has not been subject to disciplinary action or a criminal conviction.

SEC. 10.

 Section 7334 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7334.
 (a) The board may license as an apprentice in barbering, cosmetology, skin care, or nail care any person who has made application to the board upon the proper form, has paid the fee required by this chapter, and who is qualified as follows:
(1) Is over 16 years of age.
(2) Has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.
(3) Is not subject to denial pursuant to Section 480.
(4) Has submitted evidence acceptable to the board that any training the apprentice is required by law to obtain shall be conducted in a licensed establishment and under the supervision of a licensee approved by the board.
(b) The board may license as an apprentice in electrolysis any person who has made application to the board upon the proper form, has paid the fee required by this chapter, and who is qualified as follows:
(1) Is not less than 17 years of age.
(2) Has completed the 12th grade or an accredited senior high school course of study in schools of this state or its equivalent.
(3) Is not subject to denial pursuant to Section 480.
(4) Has submitted evidence acceptable to the board that any training the apprentice is required by law to obtain shall be conducted in a licensed establishment and under the supervision of a licensee approved by the board.
(c) All persons making application as an apprentice in barbering shall also complete a minimum of 39 hours of preapprentice training in a facility approved by the board prior to serving the general public. that is administered by the board. 
(d) All persons making application as an apprentice in cosmetology, skin care, nail care, or electrology shall also complete minimum preapprentice training for the length of time established by the board in a facility approved by the board prior to serving the general public.
(e) Apprentices may only perform services on the general public for which they have received technical training.
(f) Apprentices shall be required to obtain at least the minimum hours of technical instruction and minimum number of practical operations for each subject as specified in board regulations for courses taught in schools approved by the board, in accordance with Sections 3074 and 3078 of the Labor Code.

SEC. 11.

 Section 7337.5 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

7337.5.
 (a) The board shall adopt regulations providing for the submittal of applications for admission to examination of students of approved cosmetology, electrology, or barbering schools who have completed at least 75 percent of the required course clock hours and curriculum requirements (60 percent for students of the manicurist course), or any person licensed as an apprentice in barbering, cosmetology, skin care, or nail care who has completed at least 75 percent of the required apprenticeship training hours. The regulations shall include provisions that ensure that all proof of qualifications of the applicant is received by the board before the applicant is examined.
(b) An application for examination submitted by a student of an approved cosmetology, electrology, or barbering school under this section shall be known as a “school preapplication” and an additional preapplication fee may be required.
(c) An application for examination submitted by a person licensed as an apprentice in barbering, cosmetology, skin care, or nail care shall be known as an “apprenticeship preapplication” and an additional fee may be required.
(d) The board shall administer the licensing examination not later than 10 working days after graduation from an approved cosmetology, electrology, or barbering school to students who have submitted an application for admission for examination under the preapplication procedure, or not later than 10 working days after completion of an approved barbering, cosmetology, skin care, or nail care apprenticeship program for a person licensed as an apprentice.

SEC. 12.

 Section 7338 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7338.
 The examination of applicants for a license shall include both a practical demonstration and a written test and shall embrace the subjects typically taught in a program approved by the board.
The examination shall not be confined to any particular system or method. It shall be consistent in both practical and technical requirements, and of sufficient thoroughness to satisfy the board as to the applicant’s skill in, and knowledge of, the practice of the occupation or occupations for which a license is sought.
In the conduct and grading of examinations, practical demonstrations shall prevail over written tests.
(a)  The scope of examinations shall be consistent with the definition of the activities licensed under this chapter, and shall be as the board, by regulation, may require to protect the  examination of applicants for a license shall consist of a written examination that evaluates competency in protecting the  health and safety of consumers of the services provided by licensees.
(b)  The board’s examinations shall be limited to clearly job-related questions, activities, and practical services. Examinations shall also  examination shall include written tests to determine the applicant’s skill in, and knowledge of, the practice of the occupation for which a license is sought and shall  include written tests in antisepsis, disinfection, sanitation, and  the use of mechanical apparatus and electricity as applicable to the practice of barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis. They may include other demonstrations and tests as the board, in its discretion, may require. for which the applicant has applied for licensure. 

SEC. 13.

 Section 7347 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7347.
 (a) Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to operate an establishment shall make an application to the bureau board  for a license accompanied by the fee prescribed by this chapter. The application shall be required whether the person, firm, or corporation is operating a new establishment or obtaining ownership of an existing establishment. The application shall include a signed acknowledgment that the applicant understands that establishments are responsible for compliance with any applicable labor laws of the state and that the applicant understands the informational materials on basic labor laws, as specified in Section 7314.3, the applicant is provided by the board with the application. Every electronic application to renew a license shall include a signed acknowledgment that the renewal applicant understands that establishments are responsible for compliance with any applicable labor laws of the state and that the applicant understands the informational materials on basic labor laws, as specified in Section 7314.3, that the renewal applicant is provided by the board with the renewal application. If the applicant is obtaining ownership of an existing establishment, the board may establish the fee in an amount less than the fee prescribed by this chapter. The applicant, if an individual, or each officer, director, and partner, if the applicant is other than an individual, shall not have committed acts or crimes which are grounds for denial of licensure in effect at the time the new application is submitted pursuant to Section 480. A license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize the operation of the establishment only at the location for which the license is issued. Operation of the establishment at any other location shall be unlawful unless a license for the new location has been obtained upon compliance with this section, applicable to the issuance of a license in the first instance.
(b) The amendments made to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall become operative on July 1, 2017.

SEC. 14.

 Section 7353 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

7353.
 (a) (1) Within 90 days after issuance of the establishment license, the board or its agents or assistants shall inspect the establishment for compliance with the applicable requirements of this chapter and the applicable rules and regulations of the board adopted pursuant to this chapter.
(2) The board may inspect the establishment for which a license application has been made prior to the issuance of the license.
(b) The board shall maintain a program of random and targeted inspections of establishments to ensure compliance with applicable laws relating to the public health and safety and the conduct and operation of establishments.
(c) The board or its authorized representatives shall inspect establishments to reasonably determine compliance levels and to identify market conditions that require targeted enforcement.
(d) The board shall not reduce the number of employees assigned to perform random inspections, targeted inspections, and investigations relating to field operations below the level funded by the annual Budget Act and described in supporting budget documents, and shall not redirect funds or personnel-years allocated to those inspection and investigation purposes to other purposes.

SEC. 15.

 Section 7354 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7354.
 For purposes of this article, “mobile unit” means any self-contained, self-supporting, enclosed mobile unit which is at least 24 feet in length which is licensed as an establishment  licensed as a mobile unit  for the practice of any occupation licensed by the board and which complies with this article and all health and safety regulations established by the board.

SEC. 16.

 Section 7355 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7355.
 (a) Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to operate a mobile unit shall make an application to the board for a license containing the information and data set forth in subdivision (b). The applicant, if an individual, or each officer, director, and partner, if the applicant is other than an individual, shall not have committed acts or crimes which are grounds for denial of licensure pursuant to Section 480. A license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize the operation of the unit only within those geographical boundaries designated by the board. Operation of the unit outside of the geographical boundaries for which the license is issued shall be unlawful, unless a license for the expanded geographic area has been obtained upon compliance with this article applicable to the issuance of a license in the first instance. 
(b) Each application shall include the following:
(1) A detailed floor plan showing the location of doors, windows, restroom facilities, sinks, lift or ramps, ventilation, equipment,  layout  and dimensions of the mobile unit in compliance with this article. and all necessary systems and equipment contained therein. 
(2) Proof of purchase or lease of the mobile unit and shop equipment. unit. 
(3) The required fee.
(4) Copies of applicable county and city licenses or permits to provide the mobile barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis services in each county and city of operation and the locations therein where the services will be offered.
(5) Proof of compliance with applicable city, county, and state plumbing, electrical, and fire laws.
(6) (4)  Proof of a valid California driver’s license issued to an officer or employee responsible for driving the mobile unit.
(7) (5)  A permanent base address from which the mobile unit shall operate.
(c) After initial approval of the floor plan and application has been granted, the applicant shall schedule an appointment to show the mobile unit to the board, or representative of the board, for final approval.

SEC. 17.

 Section 7356 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7356.
 An application to transfer ownership or control of an existing licensed mobile unit shall be filed by the purchaser or lessor with the board within 10 days after purchase. Each application shall include the following:
(a) A detailed floor plan showing the location of doors, windows, restroom facilities, sinks, lift or ramps, ventilation, equipment, and dimensions of the mobile unit. layout and dimensions of the mobile unit and all necessary systems and equipment contained therein. 
(b) Bills of sale or lease documents proving purchase or lease of existing equipment and the mobile unit.
(c) The existing mobile unit license.
(d) The required fee.
(e) Copies of applicable city and county licenses or permits to provide the mobile services in each county and city of operation issued in the new owner’s name.
(f) Proof of compliance with applicable city, county, and state plumbing, electrical, and fire laws.
(g) (e)  Proof of a valid California driver’s license issued to an officer or employee responsible for driving the mobile unit.

SEC. 18.

 Section 7357 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7357.
 (a) Mobile units shall comply with regulations adopted by the board that assure that the unit shall be kept clean, in good repair, and in compliance with this article.
(b) Each mobile unit shall be equipped with each of the following functioning systems:
(1) A self-contained, potable water supply. The potable water tanks shall be not less than 100 gallons, and the holding tanks shall be of adequate capacity. In the event of depletion of potable water, operation shall cease until the supply is replenished. supply if shampooing services are offered. 
(2) Continuous, on-demand hot water tanks which shall be not less than six-gallon capacity.
(3) A self-contained, recirculating, flush chemical toilet with holding tank. system of adequate ventilation. 
(4) A covered galvanized, stainless steel, or other noncorrosive metal container for purposes of depositing hair clippings, refuse, and other waste materials.
(5) A split-lead generator with a remote starter, muffler, and a vent to the outside.
(6) A sealed combustible heater with an outside vent.

SEC. 19.

 Section 7362 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7362.
 (a) A school approved by the board is one that is first approved by the board and subsequently approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or is a public school in this state, and provides a course of instruction approved by the board. However, notwithstanding any other law, both the board and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education may simultaneously process a school’s application for approval.
(b) The board shall determine by regulation the required subjects of instruction to be completed in all approved courses, including the minimum hours of technical instruction and minimum number of practical operations for each subject, and shall determine how much training is required before a student may begin performing services on paying patrons.
(c) (b)  Notwithstanding any other law, the board may revoke, suspend, or deny approval of a school, in a proceeding that shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, when an owner or employee of the school has engaged in any of the acts specified in paragraphs (1) to (8), inclusive.
(1) Unprofessional conduct which includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:
(A) Incompetence or gross negligence, including repeated failure to comply with generally accepted standards for the practice of barbering, cosmetology, or electrology, or disregard for the health and safety of patrons.
(B) Repeated similar negligent acts.
(C) Conviction of any crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the owner of an approved school, in which case, the records of conviction or a certified copy thereof shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction.
(2) Repeated failure to comply with the rules governing health and safety adopted by the board and approved by the State Department of Public Health, for the regulation of board-approved schools.
(3) Repeated failure to comply with the rules adopted by the board for the regulation of board-approved schools.
(4) Continued practice by a person knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease.
(5) Habitual drunkenness, or habitual use of, or addiction to the use of, any controlled substance.
(6) Obtaining or attempting to obtain practice in any occupation licensed and regulated under this chapter, or money, or compensation in any form, by fraudulent misrepresentation.
(7) Refusal to permit or interference with an inspection authorized under this chapter.
(8) Any action or conduct that would have warranted the denial of a school approval.

SEC. 20.

 Section 7362.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7362.5.
 (a) A course in barbering or cosmetology  established by a school shall consist of not less than 1,500 1,000  hours of practical training  and technical instruction in the practice of barbering or cosmetology,  as defined in Section 7316.
(b) A course in cosmetology established by a school shall consist of not less than 1,600 hours of practical training and technical The curriculum for a barbering course shall, at a minimum, include technical and practical  instruction in the practice of cosmetology as defined in Section 7316, except as provided in this chapter. following areas: 
(1) One hundred hours in health and safety, which includes hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.
(2) One hundred hours in disinfection and sanitation, which includes disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
(3) Two hundred hours in chemical hair services, which includes coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, and the use of dye removers.
(4) Two hundred hours in hairstyling services, which includes arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.
(5) Two hundred hours in shaving and trimming of the beard, which includes preparing the client’s hair for shaving, assessing the condition of the client’s skin, performing shaving techniques, applying aftershave antiseptic following facial services, and massaging the face and rolling cream massages.
(c) The curriculum for a cosmetology course shall, at a minimum, include technical and practical instruction in the following areas:
(1) One hundred hours in health and safety, which includes hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.
(2) One hundred hours in disinfection and sanitation, which includes disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
(3) Two hundred hours in chemical hair services, which includes coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, and the use of dye removers.
(4) Two hundred hours in hairstyling services, which includes arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.
(5) One hundred fifty hours in skin care services, which includes chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams that do not result in the ablation or destruction of the live tissue.
(6) Fifty hours in hair removal and lash and brow beautification, which includes tinting and perming eyelashes and brows and applying eyelashes to any person, and includes removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemicals, or waxing, or by the use of devices and appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays.
(7) One hundred hours in manicure and pedicure, which includes water and oil manicures, hand and arm massage, foot and ankle massage, nail analysis, and artificial nail services, including, but not limited to, acrylic, liquid and powder brush-ons, dip, tips, wraps, and repairs.

SEC. 21.

 Section 7363 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7363.
 (a) A course in hairstyling established by a school shall consist of not less than 600 hours of practical and technical instruction.
(b) The curriculum for a hairstyling course shall include, at a minimum, technical and practical instruction in the following areas:
(1) One hundred hours in health and safety, which includes hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.
(2) One hundred hours in disinfection and sanitation, which includes disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
(3) Two hundred hours in hair styling services, which includes arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.

SEC. 22.

 Section 7364 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7364.
 (a)  A course in  skin care course established by a school shall consist of not less than 600 hours of practical training and technical instruction in accordance with a curriculum established by board regulation. and technical instruction. 
(b) The curriculum for a skin care course shall, at a minimum, include technical and practical instruction in the following areas:
(1) One hundred hours in health and safety, which includes hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.
(2) One hundred hours in disinfection and sanitation, which includes disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
(3) Three hundred fifty hours in skin care, which includes chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams that do not result in the ablation or destruction of the live tissue.
(4) Fifty hours in hair removal and lash and brow beautification, which includes tinting and perming eyelashes and brows and applying eyelashes to any person and includes removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemicals, or waxing, or by the use of devices and appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays.

SEC. 23.

 Section 7365 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7365.
 (a)  A nail care course established by a school shall consist of not less than 350 400  hours of practical training and technical instruction in accordance with a curriculum established by board regulation. and technical instruction. 
(b) The curriculum for a nail care course shall, at a minimum, include the technical and practical instruction in the following areas:
(1) One hundred hours in health and safety, which includes hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.
(2) One hundred hours in disinfection and sanitation, which includes disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
(3) One hundred fifty hours in manicure and pedicure, which includes water and oil manicures, hand and arm massage, complete pedicures, foot and ankle massage, nail analysis, nail repairs, and application of artificial nails, liquid, gel, powder brush-ons, dip, nail tips, and wraps.

SEC. 24.

 Section 7389.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7389.5.
 A course of training in barbering  barbering, cosmetology,  or cosmetology hairstyling  established by federal or state correctional institutions in California may qualify a person thereby trained to take the examination for licensure as a barber  barber, cosmetologist,  or cosmetologist hairstylist,  provided the course complies with all applicable provisions of this act and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

SEC. 25.

 Section 7395.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7395.1.
 (a) A student who is enrolled in an approved course of instruction in a school of cosmetology approved by the board pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 7362 may, upon completion of a minimum of 60 25  percent of the clock hours required for graduation in the course, work as an unpaid  extern in an establishment participating in the educational program of the school.
(b) A person working as an extern shall receive clock hour credit toward graduation, but that credit shall not exceed eight 25  hours per week and shall not exceed 10 25  percent of the total clock hours required for completion of the course.
(c) The externship program shall be conducted in an establishment meeting all of the following criteria:
(1) The establishment is licensed by the board.
(2) The establishment has a minimum of four licensees working at the establishment, including employees and owners or managers.
(3) All licensees at the establishment are in good standing with the board.
(4) Licensees working at the establishment work for salaries or commissions rather than on a space rental basis.
(5) No more than one extern shall work in an establishment for every four licensees working in the establishment. No A  regularly employed licensee shall not  be displaced or have his or her  the licensee’s  work hours reduced or altered to accommodate the placement of an extern in an establishment. Prior to placement of the extern, the establishment shall agree, in writing sent to the school and to all affected licensees, that no reduction or alteration of any licensee’s current work schedule shall occur. This shall not prevent a licensee from voluntarily reducing or altering his or her  the licensee’s  work schedule.
(6) Externs shall wear conspicuous school identification at all times while working in the establishment, and shall carry a school laminated identification, that includes a picture, in a form approved by the board.
(d) (1) No less than 90 percent of the responsibilities and duties of the extern shall consist of the acts included within the practice of cosmetology as defined in Section 7316.
(2) The establishment shall consult with the assigning school regarding the extern’s progress during the unpaid  externship. The owner or manager of the establishment shall monitor and report on the student’s progress to the school on a regular basis, with assistance from supervising licensees.
(3) A participating school shall assess the extern’s learning outcome from the externship program. The school shall maintain accurate records of the extern’s educational experience in the externship program and records that indicate how the extern’s learning outcome translates into course credit.
(e) Participation in an externship program made available by a school shall be voluntary, may be terminated by the student at any time, and shall not be a prerequisite for graduation.
(f) The establishment that chooses to utilize the extern is liable for the extern’s general liability insurance, as well as cosmetology malpractice liability insurance, and shall furnish proof to the participating school that the establishment is covered by both forms of liability insurance and that the extern is covered under that insurance.
(g) (1) It is the purpose of the externship program authorized by this section to provide students with skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to acquire employment in the field for which they are being trained, and to extend formalized classroom instruction.
(2) Instruction shall be based on skills, knowledge, attitudes, and performance levels in the area of cosmetology for which the instruction is conducted.
(3) An extern may perform only acts listed within the definition of the practice of cosmetology as provided in Section 7316, if a licensee directly supervises those acts, except that an extern may not use or apply chemical treatments unless the extern has received appropriate training in application of those treatments from an approved cosmetology school. An extern may work on a paying client only in an assisting capacity and only with the direct and immediate supervision of a licensee.
(4) The extern shall not perform any work in a manner that would violate the law.

SEC. 26.

 Section 7401 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7401.
 (a) An individual licensed pursuant to Section 7396 shall report to the board at the time of license renewal, his or her  renewal their  practice status, designated as one of the following:
(1) Full-time practice in California.
(2) Full-time practice outside of California.
(3) Part-time practice in California.
(4) Not working in the industry.
(5) Retired.
(6) Other practice status, as may be further defined by the board.
(b) An individual licensed pursuant to Section 7396 shall, at the time of license renewal, identify himself or herself  themselves  on the application as one of the following:
(1) Employee.
(2) Independent contractor or booth renter. contractor. 
(3) Salon owner.
(c) An individual licensed pursuant to Section 7347 shall report to the board at the time of license renewal, whether either of the following is applicable to him or her: renewal whether they have an independent contractor operating in the establishment. 
(1) He or she has a booth renter operating in the establishment.
(2) He or she has an independent contractor operating in the establishment.

SEC. 27.

 Section 7402 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

7402.
 Any person, firm, association or corporation violating this chapter, for which violation there is no specific penalty otherwise provided, is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, or both a fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 28.

 Section 7407 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7407.
 The board shall establish by regulation a schedule of administrative fines for violations of this chapter.  chapter that directly impact consumer safety.  All moneys collected under this section shall be deposited in the board’s contingent fund.
The schedule shall indicate for each type of violation whether, in the board’s discretion, the violation can be corrected. The board shall ensure that it and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education do not issue citations for the same violation.

SEC. 29.

 Section 7423 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7423.
 The amounts of the fees required by this chapter relating to licenses for individual practitioners are as follows:
(a) (1) Cosmetologist application and examination fee shall be the actual cost to the board for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination.
(2) A cosmetologist initial license fee shall not be more than fifty dollars ($50).
(b) (1) An esthetician application and examination fee shall be the actual cost to the board for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination.
(2) An esthetician initial license fee shall not be more than forty dollars ($40).
(c) (1) A manicurist application and examination fee shall be the actual cost to the board for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination.
(2) A manicurist initial license fee shall not be more than thirty-five dollars ($35).
(d) (1) A barber application and examination fee shall be the actual cost to the board for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination.
(2) A barber initial license fee shall be not more than fifty dollars ($50).
(e) (1) An electrologist application and examination fee shall be the actual cost to the board for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination.
(2) An electrologist initial license fee shall be not more than fifty dollars ($50).
(f) An apprentice application and license fee shall be not more than twenty-five dollars ($25).
(g) The license renewal fee for individual practitioner licenses that are subject to renewal shall be not more than fifty dollars ($50).
(h) A hairstylist application and examination fee shall be fifty dollars ($50) or a fee in an amount as determined by the board, not to exceed the reasonable cost of developing, purchasing, grading, and administering the examination, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50).
(h) (i)  Notwithstanding Section 163.5 the license renewal delinquency fee shall be 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of renewal.
(i) Any preapplication fee shall be established by the board in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of processing and administration of the preapplication.
SEC. 30.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.