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Committee Substitute House Bill 2307 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2018 regular session

Committee Substitute

for

House Bill 2307

By Delegate Howell, Hanna, Hott, Steele, Linville, Pack, Phillips, Cadle, Worrell, Hill and Wilson

[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization, January 14, 2019]

A BILL to amend and reenact §30-27-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to barbering and cosmetology; removing certain requirements to take an examination for a license; to establish a provisional license to practice in this state by an applicant with an expired license from another state; and directing the board to set the applicable fees for a provisional license.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


§30-27-9. Professional license from another state; license to practice in this state; provisional license to practice in this state.


(a) The board may shall issue a professional license to practice to an applicant of good moral character who holds a valid license or other authorization to practice in that particular field from another state, if the applicant demonstrates that he or she:

(1) Holds a valid license or other authorization to practice in another state which was granted after completion of educational requirements required in another state; substantially equivalent to those required in this state and passed an examination that is substantially equivalent to the examination required in this state

(2) Does not have charges pending against his or her valid license or other authorization to practice and has never had a valid license or other authorization to practice revoked;

(3) Has not previously failed an examination for professional licensure in this state

(4) (3) Has paid the applicable fee;

(5) (4) Is at least 18 years of age;

(6) (5) Has a high school diploma, a GED, or has passed the “ability to benefit test” approved by the United States Department of Education;

(7) (6) Is a citizen of the United States or is eligible for employment in the United States;

(8) (7) Has presented a certificate of health issued by a licensed physician; and

(9) (8) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.

(b) The board shall award an applicant holding an expired license from another state a provisional license to practice in this state: Provided, That applicant does not have charges pending against his or her expired license or other authorization to practice and has never had a license revoked or other authorization to practice revoked. The provisional license will become a full license after the applicant:

(1) Has worked for one year under the supervision of someone with a valid license in this state;

(2) Does not have any complaints filed against him or her during the year the applicant holds a provisional license;

(3)  Has paid all applicable fees for a provisional license and valid license;

(4) Is at least 18 years of age;

(5) Has a high school diploma, a GED, or has passed the “ability to benefit test” approved by the United States Department of Education;

(6) Is a citizen of the United States or is eligible for employment in the United States;

(7) Has presented a certificate of health issued by a licensed physician; and

(8) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.

The board may determine the applicable fees for a provisional license: Provided, That the cost shall not exceed one-half the cost of a full license.

(b) In its discretion, the board may examine a person by a written, oral or skills test for licensing under this section, and may enter into agreements for reciprocal licensing with other jurisdictions having substantially similar requirements for licensure

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove requirements to take an examination for a license to practice in this state, to create a provisional license to practice in this state by an applicant with an expired license from another state; and, direct the board to set the applicable fees for a provisional license.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

 

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