There is hereby created the Alabama Board of Barber Examiners, to consist of five persons. Such board shall be appointed by the Governor of the State of Alabama, one person appointed for the term of one year, one person for a term of two years, one person for a term of three years, one person for a term of four years, and one person for a term of five years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Each member of the board shall be a practicing registered barber, who has followed the occupation of barbering for five continuous years in Alabama prior to his or her appointment.
The succeeding members of the board shall serve for five years. Vacancies caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be filled by the remaining members of the board. Members appointed to fill vacancies shall serve for the unexpired term of their predecessors. The board may do all things necessary and convenient for enforcing the provisions of this chapter. They may from time to time promulgate necessary rules and regulations compatible with the provisions of this chapter and the State Board of Health.
The members of the board shall annually elect from among their number a president, a vice-president, and appoint an executive secretary. The executive secretary need not be a member of the board. The board shall be empowered to employ adequate personnel to properly enforce the provisions of this chapter. The compensation of the personnel shall be paid out of the funds received by the board. All employees of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the board. The executive secretary and all employees that handle money before entering upon the discharge of their duties shall file with the Treasurer of the State of Alabama a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum of $10,000, payable to the State of Alabama, to insure the faithful performance of his or her duties as such executive secretary, and the premium on such bond shall be paid out of the funds of the board.
The executive secretary of the board shall be paid a salary as determined by the board to be paid semimonthly and shall be reimbursed on necessary travel expenses and other incidental expenses incurred in the discharge of his or her official duties, when properly vouchered and authorized by the board.
Each member of the board shall receive compensation fixed by the board, not to exceed $40 per diem while engaged in the discharge of his or her official duties and necessary expenses plus $.10 a mile for necessary travel involved in such official duties, not to exceed 30 days in any one calendar year.
The compensation and expenses as herein provided and other expenses authorized by this chapter shall be paid from the fund derived from the operation of this chapter.
The board shall meet in the City of Montgomery, Alabama, on the second Monday in January, April, July, and October of each year and at such other times and places as the board may direct. The majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The board shall prescribe rules for its government and have a seal with which to authenticate its acts.
The board shall keep a permanent record of its proceedings. It shall keep a register of applications for certificates or licenses showing the name of the applicant, the name and location of his or her place of occupation or business, and whether the applicant was granted or refused a license. The books and records of the board shall be prima facie evidence of the matters therein contained, which constitute public records and shall at all reasonable times be open for public inspection.
The State Board of Barber Examiners shall work with, seek the advice of, and cooperate with the State Health Department on all matters of sanitation in regard to inspection of barbershops, barber schools, and barbers in the State of Alabama.
The State Board of Examiners shall work with, seek the advice of, and cooperate with the State Department of Education on matters of establishing the education of applicants for barber schools or applicants for apprentice license, or applicants for a certificate as a journeyman barber.
Last modified: May 3, 2021