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									BOARD OF BARBERS                     MINUTES                  July 23, 2007


A meeting of the State Board of Barbers was held on Monday, July 23, 2007 in the 2nd
floor conference room, the Shillman building, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD
21202. The following members were in attendance:

Mr. John Gatton (President)
Mr. Phil Mazza (Vice President)
Mr. Morgan Crossney (Secretary/Treasurer)
Mr. Guy E. Flynn (Consumer Member)

Not in attendance:

Mr. Ronald Wroblewski (Industry Member)

Also in Attendance:

Ms. Sloan Kinstler, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Mr. Brian Logan, Assistant Executive Director
Ms. Karen Riley, Inspector Supervisor
Ms. Kecha Dunn, Board Secretary

Meeting Called to Order

Meeting called to order by the Board President at 9:30 a.m.

Minutes

The minutes to the March 12, 2007 meeting were approved with one correction.

Phyllis Cail, Executive Director-Resignation

The Board was advised of the retirement of Ms. Phyllis Cail, Executive Director of the
Maryland State Board of Barbers. Ms. Cail’s retirement was effective June 26, 2007.
Board President John Gatton requested that a letter be sent to Ms. Cail thanking her for
her years of dedicated service to the State Board of Barbers.

Phil Mazza, Hair Cut Only License

Before leading discussion, the Board's Vice President, Phil Mazza, announced that he
was resigning his position with the State Board of Barbers and has accepted an
appointment as a member of the State Board of Cosmetologists. Mr. Mazza asked the
State Board of Barbers to consider future legislation which would provide for a hair
cutting only license within attendant requirement for fewer hours of training. Mr. Mazza
advised that many individuals in the industry only wished to cut hair. Mr. Mazza
reminded the Board that when he went to school, the requirement was 900 hours and the
requirement was “bumped up” when chemicals were added. Mr. Gatton questioned if
this would include shaving. Mr. Mazza confirmed that the limited hair cut only license
would include shaving. Mr. Mazza also noted that there might be a problem with
reciprocity because other states require 1200 hours of barber school as a training
requirement. Mr. Mazza added that, while a student could always continue to get the
1200 hours, a "hair cutting only" license would provide individuals with an equitable
alternative. Consumer member Guy Flynn asked Mr. Mazza if he would support such
legislation. Mr. Mazza advised the Board that he would be more than willing to assist the
State Board of Barbers in such regard if needed.

Mr. Clevel Harris, Waiver of Duplicate Fee

The Board reviewed a request from a Master Barber seeking a waiver of the fee for a
duplicate license. Upon review by the Board, it was decided that the Master Barber had
not submitted sufficient evidence to justify a waiver of the fee.

Tony’s Barber Shop, Request Waiver of Late Fee

The Board reviewed a request from a barber shop owner for waiver of a new shop
inspection fee resulting from expiration of the shop license in the absence of a timely
renewal. The owner advised that he had tried to apply on line prior to the expiration date.
The owner was eventually successful in applying for the renewal, but after the expiration
date, which resulting in incurring a new shop inspection fee in the amount of $150.00 in
addition to the $50.00 barbershop permit fee. The Board agreed that the owner submitted
reasonable evidence that he attempted to renew prior to the expiration date of the shop
license, and granted his request to have the inspection fee refunded.

Deputy Commissioner Harry Loleas-New Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Harry Loleas introduced Mr. Stanley Botts as the new
Commissioner for the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Mr. Botts
advised he was appreciative of the Board's work. The Board questioned Deputy
Commissioner Loleas as to the retirement of the Executive Director. Mr. Gatton asked if
the Administration has the capacity to fill the position. Mr. Loleas advised that a request
for exemption to the hiring freeze has been submitted to the Department of Budget and
Management. Mr. Loleas advised he expected the request to be approved. Mr. Loleas
reminded the Board that, by law, the Executive Director must be either a licensed Master
Barber or Senior Cosmetologist. Board’s Secretary Morgan Crossney asked if the
position provided for a top salary. Mr. Loleas advised that the Administration could hire
at the top grade under special conditions. Mr. Loleas advised that until the position is
filled, the Assistant Executive Director, Brian Logan, will be serving as acting Executive
Director.

Mr. Loleas advised that Mr. Logan is currently working on the contract proposal for the
test vendor. Mr. Loleas advised that he expected the bid to be competitive but was not
sure if any other companies were interested. Mr. Loleas added that the Administration
will be reviewing the technical portions of the bid as well as the locations of the test sites.
The Board expressed interest in reviewing the R.F.P. Mr. Loleas advised he would
consider review of the section, Scope of Service. Mr. Gatton added that the lowest bidder
is not necessarily the best bid. Mr. Loleas agreed and advised that sometimes they will be
summons to defend their selection.

Mr. Loleas also advised that the Governor's Office is working on Board appointments.
Mr. Gatton raised concerns in regards to a Board member not doing well. Mr. Loleas
advised that the Appointments Secretary is aware of the situation. Mr. Crossney
expressed concerns over filling vacancies. Mr. Loleas advised he would address his
concerns with the Appointments Secretary.

Informal Hearing-Conviction on Barber Renewal

An informal conference was scheduled for a Master Barber who marked "yes" on the
renewal application regarding a conviction. The Master Barber failed to appear for the
Informal Hearing. The Board requested that the matter be set in for a Formal Hearing.

Formal Hearing – BARBD070001

The Board conducted a formal hearing regarding an applicant who marked "yes" on his
application regarding a felony conviction. The applicant appeared without legal counsel
and expressly waived his right to have counsel present. The candidate had brought his
father as a witness. Hope Miller, Assistant Attorney General, presented the case. After
taking testimony and evidence, and conducting deliberations, the Board approved
granting a barber license to the applicant.

Formal Hearing BARBD070002

The Board conducted a formal hearing regarding an applicant who marked "yes" on his
application regarding a felony conviction. The applicant appeared without legal counsel
and expressly waived his right to have counsel present. The applicant submitted barber
achievement certificates and a copy of an out-of-state barber license as evidence. Hope
Miller, Assistant Attorney General, presented the case. After taking testimony and
evidence, and conducting deliberations, the Board approved granting a barber license to
the individual.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
                                Submitted By:




                                _________________________
                                Brian K. Logan, Acting Administrator



Approved By:



______________________
Morgan J. Crossney, Secretary

								
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