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74-2701. Kansas state board of cosmetology; appointment; qualifications; terms; chairperson; executive director, treasurer; vacancies; oath. (a) There is hereby created the Kansas state board of cosmetology, the members of which shall be appointed by the governor, to regulate the practice of the profession of cosmetology in Kansas. Not more than four members shall be of the same political party. Three members shall be licensed under the provisions of K.S.A. 65-1901 through 65-1912, and amendments thereto, at least two of whom shall be licensed cosmetologists; one member shall be a licensed permanent color technician and tattoo artist or a licensed body piercer; one member shall be an owner and licensed operator of a tanning facility; one member shall be a person who holds a valid school license issued by the board or a person who is engaged in the day-to-day operation of a school licensed by the board; and two members shall represent the general public interest. If none of the licensed cosmetologist members of the board is an African-American, at least one member representing the general public interest shall be an African-American. No manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of cosmetic supplies or equipment used by the profession of cosmetology, or any representative of such manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, shall become a member of the board.

(b) Members of the board serving prior to the effective date of this act may be reappointed as provided in this section. Of the members first appointed to the board on and after the effective date of this act, two members shall be appointed for terms of one year, two members shall be appointed for terms of two years and three members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Thereafter each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of three years, and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. The board shall annually select a chairperson from its membership.

(c) The governor shall appoint an executive director who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The executive director shall also be the treasurer of the board and shall keep a record of the proceedings and perform such other duties as the board shall direct.

(d) When a vacancy occurs by death or resignation, appointees to the board shall have the prescribed qualifications. All vacancies in the board shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired terms. The members of the board shall take the oath of office prescribed for public officers before entering upon the discharge of their duties.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 4; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 4; L. 1967, ch. 434, § 34; L. 1969, ch. 370, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 308, § 60; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 262, § 10; L. 1996, ch. 138, § 16; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 13; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 16; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2001, ch. 193, §19, but that version was repealed by L. 2002, ch. 187, §19.

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