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January 7, 2013

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

I am filing today for your consideration the attached legislative proposal, “An Act Modernizing Licensing Operations at the Division of Professional Licensure.”  

Under various statutes enacted over many years, the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) currently oversees 31 boards of registration for licensees in a wide range of trades and professions.  Accountants, architects, barbers, electricians, engineers, funeral directors, massage therapists, plumbers, psychologists, social workers and veterinarians are just some of the professionals licensed by DPL boards.  The primary purpose of a professional licensing board is to protect the public by licensing qualified individuals and businesses, and by fair and consistent enforcement of the licensing laws and regulations.

Through our statewide regulatory reform initiative we have identified a number of opportunities to update or, in some cases, eliminate licensing provisions without compromising public safety.  To this end, the legislation I am filing today will modernize DPL’s operations by ensuring our licensing requirements more properly reflect the circumstances and needs of today’s consumers and businesses.

In sum, the legislation combines the licensing of barbers and electrologists under a single Cosmetology and Barbering Board; puts a cap on the amount of the fee a board can charge a former licensee for re-entry into the profession; eliminates the Board of Registration of Radio and Television Technicians; eliminates obsolete language pertaining to appointment and quorum requirements, board staffing and compensation; adds certain clarifying language; and replaces mandates for costly mailing with requirements for posting of information on a publicly available website.

DPL has also taken steps to modernize its regulations over the past year, and later this year DPL will be rolling out an e-Licensing initiative.  This legislation will enable DPL to further improve its work in fairly and responsibly overseeing licensure for professionals in Massachusetts.  Accordingly, I urge your prompt and favorable consideration of this bill.  

Respectfully submitted,

Governor Deval L. Patrick

Text of Legislation


AN ACT MODERNIZING LICENSING OPERATIONS AT THE DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE.

Section 12C of chapter 13, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid by the commonwealth to the secretary of the board a salary of five hundred dollars, and his necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of his official duties, and to each of the other members thereof a salary of two hundred and fifty dollars, and his necessary expenses so incurred; provided, that the salaries and expenses of the members of the board shall not be in excess of the receipts for registration.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 2.   Section 18 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid by the commonwealth to the secretary of the board a salary of seven hundred and fifty dollars, and to each other member thereof a salary of five hundred and seventy-five dollars, and to each member thereof his necessary traveling expenses actually incurred in attending the meetings of the board and such other expenses of the board as are incurred under section sixteen or seventeen or under sections sixty-six to seventy-three, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and twelve.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 3. Section 28 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid by the commonwealth to the secretary a salary of fifteen hundred dollars and his necessary traveling and contingent expenses, not exceeding three hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work of the board, and to each of the other members of the board a salary of two hundred and fifty dollars and his necessary traveling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending the meetings thereof.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 4. Section 31 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid by the commonwealth to the chairman of said board the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars annually, to the secretary of said board the sum of eighteen hundred and seventy-five dollars, and to each of the other members of said board the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars, and to all members of the board their necessary traveling and other expenses actually expended in attending meetings thereof. Said board may expend any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars annually for purposes of instruction and dissemination of new and useful knowledge among and for the benefit of registered embalmers and funeral directors; provided, that such salaries and expenses shall not be in excess of the receipts for registration and renewals thereof received by the state treasurer from the board.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 5. Section 32 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “The board shall appoint an executive secretary who shall be a wage earner, a citizen of the commonwealth, and a practical electrician of at least ten years’ experience in such installation. The board may also appoint, subject to chapter thirty-one, such other clerical and technical assistants as may be necessary to discharge its duties under chapter one hundred and forty-one and shall establish their duties. The members, ex officiis, shall receive no compensation for their services under chapter one hundred and forty-one, but the appointive members shall each receive for their services thereunder a salary of seven hundred and fifty dollars. The board may expend for the salaries of the appointive members and of the secretary and other employees and for necessary traveling and other expenses for themselves and their employees such sums as are annually appropriated therefor.” and inserting in place thereof the following:-  The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 6. Section 35 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Each member of the board shall receive fifty dollars for each day or part of a day actually spent in the performance of his duties, but in any one year not more than three thousand dollars shall be paid to any member. Each member shall be reimbursed for his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of his official duties. The board shall employ an executive secretary, who shall be a certified public accountant, and shall determine his salary. The executive secretary shall not be subject to the provisions of sections forty-five to fifty, inclusive, of chapter thirty, or to the provisions of chapter thirty-one. The board may appoint such committees or persons to advise it or assist it in such administration as it may see fit. It may seek counsel to advise and assist it as may be provided by the attorney general.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 7. Section 36 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Said board shall appoint an executive secretary who is a citizen of the commonwealth and has had at least ten years’ continuous practical experience as a plumber. He shall receive his necessary traveling expenses incurred in the performance of his duties. No member of said board shall be eligible for appointment as secretary.”

SECTION 8. Section 38 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid by the commonwealth to the chairman of the examiners a salary of seven hundred and fifty dollars and to each other member thereof a salary of five hundred dollars, and to each member thereof his necessary traveling expenses actually incurred in attending meetings of the examiners. The division of professional licensure shall furnish the examiners with such clerical assistance as may be necessary.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 9. Sections 39 to 41, inclusive, of said chapter 13 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 10. Said chapter 13 is hereby amended by striking out section 42 and inserting in place thereof the following:-
Section 42.  There shall be a board of registration of cosmetology and barbering to consist of 9 members to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be designated as chairperson by a majority vote of the board.  Upon initial appointment to said board, 3 members shall continue in office for 1 year, 3 members shall continue in office for 2 years and 3 members shall continue in office for 3 years.  Successors shall be appointed for terms of 3 years; provided, however, that any person designated to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the board member so replaced. Upon the expiration of a term of office, a board member may continue to serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified.  

The governor may remove the chairperson or other member of said board for neglect of duty or malfeasance or upon a conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude. No board member shall participate in any matter before said board in which said member has a pecuniary interest, personal bias, or other conflict. No 2 members of said board, while in office, shall be interested in a cosmetology establishment in the same town. A board member in office on the effective date of this section shall continue to serve as a voting, full time member of said board until such time as his term of office expires.

The governor shall appoint members to the board from among candidates who meet the following qualifications:- (a) 8 members who shall be licensees of the board, in compliance with sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, of chapter 112, 1 of whom shall own a licensed cosmetology school for at least 5 years, 1 of whom shall be a cosmetologist for at least 5 years, 1 of whom shall be a licensed cosmetologist and shop owner for at least 5 years, 1 of whom shall be a licensed vocational educator from the public sector who has taught cosmetology or barbering for at least 5 years, 2 of whom shall be licensed master barbers for at least 5 years, 1 of whom shall be a licensed electrologist for at least 5 years, and 1 of whom shall be a licensed aesthetician for at least 5 years; and (b) 1 member shall be a representative of the general public and shall have no direct affiliation with the practice of cosmetology, barbering or electrology.

SECTION 11. Section 43 of said chapter 13 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 12. Section 44 of said chapter 13 is hereby repealed.  

SECTION 13. Section 44D of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Each member of the board shall receive eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents for each day or portion thereof spent in the performance of his official duties; provided, that the total sum paid to any member thereof shall not exceed seven hundred and fifty dollars in any one year; and, in addition, all proper traveling and incidental expenses actually incurred by him in connection with said duties. The board may appoint such clerks as may be necessary; provided, that the salaries and expenses of the members of the board and its employees, and the expenses of the board, shall not be in excess of the receipts for registration and from other sources that have been received by the state treasurer from the board.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 14. Section 46 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “At all meetings of the board, a quorum shall consist of three members.”

SECTION 15. Section 50 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “There shall be paid annually by the commonwealth to the secretary of the board a salary of three hundred and seventy-five dollars and to each other member thereof an annual salary of one hundred and twenty-five dollars and to each member the necessary traveling expenses actually incurred in attending the meetings of the board and such other expenses as shall be incurred in the discharge of his duties.” and inserting in place thereof the following:-  The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 16. Section 53 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Each member of the board, other than the employee of the department of public health, shall receive from the commonwealth twelve dollars and fifty cents for each day or portion thereof spent in attending board meetings; and each member shall be paid the necessary traveling expenses actually incurred by him in attending said meetings; provided, that such compensation and expenses shall not in any one year exceed the receipts from registrations and licenses paid to the commonwealth by the board. The board may appoint such employees as may be necessary to carry out its duties and may expend therefor such sums as may be appropriated.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 17. Section 57 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “The board may, subject to chapter thirty-one, employ a secretary and such other clerical and technical assistants as may be necessary to discharge its official duties, shall establish their duties, and, subject to the provisions of sections forty-five to fifty, inclusive, of chapter thirty, shall fix their compensation which shall be paid by the commonwealth. The commonwealth shall provide the board with adequate office space and shall pay the expenses of the board incurred in the performance of its duties.”

SECTION 18. Sections 58 to 60, inclusive, of said chapter 13 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 19. Sections 61 to 63, inclusive, of said chapter 13 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 20. Section 66 of said chapter 13 is hereby amended by striking out the words “All fees received by the secretary of the board and not returned to the applicant shall be paid monthly to the state treasurer. Each member of the board shall receive from the commonwealth fifteen dollars for each day or portion thereof spent in the performance of his official duties. Each member shall be paid the necessary traveling and other expenses actually incurred by him in the performance of said duties.” and inserting in place thereof the following:-  The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 21. Section 68 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “and a secretary who may, but need not, be a member of the board. At all meetings of the board a quorum shall consist of three members.”

SECTION 22. Section 72 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Each member of the board other than the employee of the department of public health shall receive from the commonwealth ten dollars for each day or portion thereof spent in attending board meetings and each member shall be paid the necessary travelling expenses actually incurred by him in attending said meetings, provided that such compensation and expenses shall not in one year exceed the receipts from the registrations and licenses. The board may appoint such employees as may be necessary to carry out its duties and may expend therefor such sums as may be appropriated.” and inserting in place thereof the following:-  The members of the board shall serve without compensation but each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performances of his duties as a member or on behalf of the board.

SECTION 23. Section 85 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum to do business, provided at least one speech-language pathologist and one audiologist are present.”

SECTION 24. Section 92 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “One of the appraiser members shall be a state-certified general real estate appraiser, one shall be a state-certified residential real estate appraiser, and one shall be a state-licensed real estate appraiser. One of the real estate appraiser members of the board shall be an assessor in a city or town in the commonwealth.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- At least 1 of the appraiser members shall be a state-certified general real estate appraiser, and 1 shall be a state-certified residential real estate appraiser.

SECTION 25. Said section 92 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “A quorum of the board shall be five members.”

SECTION 26. Said section 92 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “The director of the division of registration, with approval of the board, shall appoint an executive secretary to serve the board. The division of professional licensure shall employ such other clerical and technical assistants as may be necessary to discharge the official duties of the board.”

SECTION 27. Section 93 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “A quorum of the board shall be three members.”

SECTION 28. Section 95 of said chapter 13 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 29. Section 60J of chapter 112, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Copies of such roster shall be mailed to each person so registered, placed on file with the state secretary, and furnished to the public on request.” And inserting in place thereof the following:- Such roster shall be posted on a publicly available website.

SECTION 30. Said chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 65E the following section:-
Section 65F.  Notwithstanding any general law or special law to the contrary, the fee for reinstating a lapsed or expired license issued by a board of registration under the supervision of the division of professional licensure shall be no more than the cost of the current renewal fee for 2 missed renewal cycles.  This fee for reinstatement is in addition to any applicable late fee.

SECTION 31.  Section 81I of said chapter 112, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “Copies of such roster shall be mailed to each person so registered, placed on file with the state secretary and furnished to the public upon request.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- Such roster shall be posted on a publicly available website.

SECTION 32. Section 81Q of said chapter 112, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “if three or more members of the board vote in favor of such reissuance.”

SECTION 33. Sections 87F to 87S, inclusive, of said chapter 112 are hereby repealed.  

SECTION 34. Said chapter 112 is hereby amended by striking out sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:-
Section 87T.  The following words, as used in sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, shall have the following meanings:

“Aesthetician”, any person who is licensed by the board to perform aesthetics.

“Aesthetics”, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, and beautifying of the skin using hands, mechanical, or electrical apparatus or appliances, cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions, or creams; or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above-mentioned services for the public generally.  Aesthetics only includes methods that are minimally invasive and pose a minimal risk to the public’s health as defined by the board.  The practice of aesthetics includes holding oneself out as an aesthetician or as someone engaged in the practice of aesthetics or in any manner offering to practice as an aesthetician.  

“Barber”, any person who is licensed by the board to perform barbering.

“Barbering”, shaving or trimming the beard, cutting the hair, giving facial and scalp massaging, giving facial and scalp treatments with oils and creams and other preparations made for that purpose, either by hand or mechanical appliances, singing and shampooing the hair or applying any make of hair tonics, or dying the hair, of any person; or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above-mentioned services for the public generally.  The practice of barbering includes holding oneself out as a barber or as someone engaged in the practice of barbering or in any manner offering to practice as a barber.  

“Board”, the board of registration of cosmetology and barbering established by section 42 of chapter 13.

“Cosmetologist”, any person who is licensed by the board to perform cosmetology.

“Cosmetology” the practice of aesthetics, manicuring, and hairdressing for compensation, or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above mentioned services for the public generally.  The practice of cosmetology includes holding oneself out as a cosmetologist or as someone engaged in the practice of cosmetology or in any manner offering to practice as a cosmetologist.  However, the definition of cosmetology shall not include barbering, make-up artistry, or acts performed as a demonstrator.  

“Demonstrator”, any person who engages on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer or distributor in demonstrating the use of any technique, machine or other article pertaining to cosmetology or barbering without charge to the person who is subject to such demonstration.

“Electrologist”, any person who is licensed by the board to perform electrolysis.

“Electrolysis”, the method of removing hair from the human body by the application of an electrical current to the hair-papilla by means of a needle or any other instrument or device to cause decomposition, coagulation or dehydration of the hair-papilla and thus permanently remove the hair or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above-mentioned services for the public generally.  The practice of electrolysis includes holding oneself out as an electrologist or as someone engaged in the practice of electrology or in any manner offering to practice as an electrologist.  

“Hairdressing”, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, singeing, bleaching, coloring, or similarly treating the hair of any person, or any combination of any of the foregoing, or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above-mentioned services for the public generally.   The practice of hairdressing includes someone engaged in the practice of hairdressing or in any manner offering to practice hairdressing.  

“Instructor”, any person who is licensed by the board to teach a branch of electrology, barbering, hairdressing, manicuring, or aesthetics in a licensed school.

“Licensee”, an individual licensed by the board.  

“Manicurist”, any person who is licensed by the board to perform manicuring.

“Manicuring”, the cutting, trimming, polishing, tinting, coloring or cleansing the nails of any person; or performing or offering to perform, with or without compensation, any of the above-mentioned services for the public generally.  The practice of manicuring includes holding oneself our as a manicurist or as someone engaged in the practice of manicuring or in any manner offering to practice as a manicurist.  

“School”, a school or other institution conducted for the purpose of teaching electrolysis, barbering, manicuring, aesthetics, or hairdressing and/or such of its branches as the board may require.

“Shop”, a physical location to which customers come for aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, and/or manicuring.

Section 87U.  The board may require schools to register or report the progress of enrolled students.  No fee shall be required for such registration. No student shall practice hairdressing, barbering, electrolysis, manicuring or aesthetics upon any paying customer, and no school shall directly or indirectly make any charge for services in connection with such practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, or manicuring. A school shall not pay a student for any services rendered by him or her.

Section 87V.  The board shall make such uniform rules and regulations as they deem proper for the performance of their duties, the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, or manicuring, the operation of shops, and rules governing the education, experience, and or examination requirements for applicants for aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist, barbering, or manicurist licenses. The board shall hold frequent examinations in the greater Boston area, and at such other convenient locations as it deems necessary.  The board may issue specialty limited licenses within the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, and manicuring to the extent necessary for the protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  
Except as may be necessary for the protection of the public health, safety or morals, the board shall not make any rule or regulation restraining the normal and incidental business of a shop by restricting the retail sale therein of so-called beauty preparations, lotions, salves, toilet articles, jewelry, gift novelties, personal attire and accessories or other articles.
The practice of aesthetics, barbering, electrolysis, hairdressing, and manicuring shall be engaged only in a fixed place or establishment, which place or establishment shall be provided with such instruments, implements and equipment, and subject to such sanitary regulations and inspection, as said board may prescribe.

Section 87W.  Any demonstrator who has had at least 3 months’ practical experience as such, and who after application, accompanied by a notarized affidavit from each manufacturer or distributor for whom he is or was employed during such period and the fee as provided in said section 87CC, together with 2 pictures of the applicant, may be licensed by the board as a demonstrator, and thereafter may practice as a demonstrator. Any person who is licensed as a hairdresser, barber, aesthetician, operator or instructor may, upon payment of said fee, be licensed also as a demonstrator, and may thereafter practice as such. Such demonstrations shall be given by a demonstrator only in a licensed shop, in the business quarters of distributors or supply houses in the commonwealth, at professional trade shows or meetings in the presence of licensed shop owners and their employees, or in schools with a licensed instructor in attendance.

Section 87X.  No licensee shall include in any advertising, or publish, issue or make, any misrepresentation or false, fraudulent or misleading statements through the press, circulation of advertising matter, radio, television, display signs or otherwise. Section 87Z. The board may license, with or without examination, any individual who has been licensed as an aesthetician, cosmetologist, barber, electrologist, or manicurist under the laws of another state, which, in the opinion of the board, maintains a standard substantially equivalent to that of the commonwealth.  The board may require additional education if it determines that the standards required for the licensing in another state are inconsistent with the standards in effect in the commonwealth.

The word “state” as used in this section shall include the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States or foreign country, state or province.

Section 87AA. The board may authorize 1 or more licensees or any person employing 1 or more licensees, upon payment to the board of a fee as provided in section 87CC, to operate a licensed shop. The owner of such shop shall not employ for hire or allow any individual to provide aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, or manicuring in such shop unless licensed in accordance with sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive.

Licenses issued hereunder shall be valid only for the location named therein, and shall not be transferable. Upon change of location of a licensed shop, a new license shall be issued to such shop upon payment of the fee provided in section 87CC.

Section 87BB.  The board may license any school which it approves, upon payment of a school license fee as provided in section 87CC, and such school license may be renewed upon payment of a renewal fee as provided in said section 87CC; provided, that standards of professional training satisfactory to the board are there maintained and sufficient course is there given.  The board shall also issue licenses to all instructors to teach aesthetics, barbering, electrolysis, hairdressing, or manicuring who have adequate experience, education, and meet any examination determined by the board.  

No person not licensed as an instructor may instruct in aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, or manicuring in any licensed school except as authorized by the board.

No person shall be examined as an instructor or licensed as such nor granted a temporary license unless at the time of filing his application for examination he or she has successfully completed a 4-year high school course or possesses the educational equivalent thereof.

The board may make such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary for the proper conduct of schools, qualifications of instructors, courses of study, and hours of study, and as to standards of professional training.

Section 87CC.  The fees for a license issued by the board, or for any renewal thereof, shall be determined by the secretary of administration under section 3B of chapter 7.  The director of professional licensure shall determine the renewal cycle and renewal period for all licenses issued by the board.  Persons licensed in accordance with these sections shall apply to the board for renewal of their licenses on or before the expiration date, as determined by the director, unless such license was earlier revoked, suspended or canceled as a result of a disciplinary proceeding instituted under this chapter. Applications for renewal shall be made on forms approved by the board and accompanied by payment of a renewal fee, as determined by the secretary of administration under section 3B of chapter 7. All licensing and application fees and civil administrative penalties collected under sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, of chapter 112, shall be deposited into the trust fund established in section 35V of chapter 10

Section 87DD.  The board may enter and inspect any shop or school in a proper manner at any time during business hours thereof. Whenever a complaint is made to the board that any person has suffered personal injury as a result of the practice of the occupation of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrology, hairdressing, or manicuring, or that any person has been exposed to a hazard to the public’s health, safety, or welfare, or that any contagious or infectious disease has been imparted, at any shop, or that any shop or school is kept in an unsanitary condition, or that any person has been engaged in aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, or manicuring is in violation of any provision of sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, the board shall visit and inspect such, school or place where at such violation is alleged to have occurred, and enforce the provisions of said sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive. The board may investigate the standard of professional training at any school, and the sufficiency of the course or courses there given.

Section 87EE.   The board shall be under the supervision of the division of professional licensure and shall have all the authority conferred under sections 61 to 65E, inclusive. The board, under such reasonable rules and regulations as it may make, may for cause, including unprofessional conduct, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in practice or in advertising, habitual drunkenness, gross incompetence, or for violation of any of the provisions of sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, or any rule or regulation made thereunder, revoke, suspend, or otherwise discipline any license granted under said sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive.

Section 87FF.  The board may, by a majority vote, again license a person or school whose license has been cancelled, or revoke the suspension of a license under section 87EE, if satisfied that this can be done consistently with the public interest.  However, notwithstanding the provisions of this section, failure to pay or appeal an assessed fine shall be considered grounds for the refusal to renew a license under section 13 of chapter 30A.  

Section 87GG.  Each license granted under sections 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, shall expire upon the date prescribed by or pursuant to section 87CC, and shall be renewed upon the filing of an application therefore, and the payment of the prescribed renewal fee, on or before its expiration. No person licensed under said sections shall engage in the occupation covered by such license until the prescribed renewal fee shall have been paid and renewed license issued. Any licensee whose license has not been renewed within 3 years following the date of expiration thereof shall be entitled to renewal of such license upon filing an application, accompanied by the proper fee therefore and by passing a practical examination satisfactory to the board. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, a person who has at any time been licensed both as an aesthetician, barber, electrologist, or cosmetologist, and as an instructor, if he or she has every 2 years renewed either such license, may reinstate the other without examination even if such other has been lapsed beyond 3 years.

Section 87HH.  Any person aggrieved by the refusal of the board to grant, or by its suspension or cancellation of, a license, or by its refusal to again license him or her, may, seek judicial review under section 14 of chapter 30A.  

Section 87II.  Whoever engages in or follows, or attempts to engage in or follow, the occupation of an instructor or of aesthetics, demonstrating, cosmetology, electrology, hairdressing, barbering or manicuring, unless duly licensed by the board, and whoever conducts, or attempts to conduct, a shop or school not so licensed, and whoever violates any provision of sections 87T to 87HH, inclusive, or any rule or regulation made under authority thereof, shall, in addition to any other penalty prescribed or authorized by said sections, be subject to penalties as proscribed in sections 61 through 65E, inclusive.  Upon notice from the board, the board of health or equivalent authority of the several cities and towns of the commonwealth shall terminate any general authorization to conduct business given to a shop or school not so licensed by the Board.  

No person shall engage in the practice of electrolysis or hold himself out as a practitioner of, or being able to practice, electrolysis unless he or she is duly licensed by the board or is a qualified physician licensed under the laws of the commonwealth.

Section 87JJ.  Sections 87T to 87II, inclusive, shall apply to licensees who are employed by the commonwealth.  Nothing in sections 87T to 87II, inclusive, shall be deemed to authorize a licensee to engage in massage or other occupation requiring a license to the extent such services fall outside the scope of the license issued by the board.

SECTION 35. Section 87KK of said chapter 112 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 36. Sections 87EEE to 87OOO, inclusive of said chapter 112 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 37. Sections 87PPP to 87VVV, inclusive, of said chapter 112 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 38. Section 1 of chapter 142 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “gas fitting” and inserting in place thereof the following:- any work which includes the assembly, design, installation, alteration, and replacement of equipment, appliances, and related accessories which utilize gas as a fuel or raw material to produce light, heat, power, refrigeration, or air conditioning, as well as any piping systems conveying said gas beyond the point of delivery of the gas supplier, gas meter outlet, or regulator.  Said work shall also include equipment, appliances, and related accessories utilized for the intake and ventilation of air or other byproducts necessary for the functioning and safe condition of any equipment or appliances utilizing gas as a fuel or raw material.

SECTION 39. Section 21 of said chapter 142, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “subject to the approval of the department of public health, and”.

SECTION 40. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 9 to 12, inclusive, 18, and 33 to 36, inclusive, all orders, rules and regulations duly made and all licenses and approvals duly granted which are in force immediately before the effective date of this act shall continue in force and shall thereafter be enforced until superseded, revised, rescinded or canceled, in accordance with law, by the board.

SECTION 41. Sections 9 to 12, inclusive, 18, and 33 to 36, inclusive, shall take effect 180 days after the effective date of this act.