2007S0658-1 03/06/07
  By: Laubenberg H.B. No. 3408
relating to required hair care products for operation of a
barbership or related specialty shop.
       SECTION 1.  Subchapter K, Chapter 1601, Occupations Code, is
amended by adding Section 1601.508 to read as follows:
       Sec. 1601.508.  REQUIRED HAIR CARE PRODUCT. The following
persons are responsible for providing on-site at the person's shop
or school, as appropriate, a product that combines water, Luvimer,
Si-Tec DMC, and Cellosize PCG-10 to reverse damage to hair caused by
chemical processing:
             (1)  a person who holds a license, certificate, or
permit issued under this chapter and performs a barbering service
described by Section 1601.002(1)(A), (B), (C), (H), or (I); and
             (2)  the owner or manager of a barbershop, specialty
shop, or barber school.
       SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 1601.353, Occupations
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (a)  The department may not approve an application for a
permit for a barber school that provides training leading to
issuance of a Class A barber certificate unless the school has:
             (1)  an adequate school site housed in a substantial
building of permanent construction containing at least 2,800 square
feet of floor space, divided into:
                   (A)  a senior department;
                   (B)  a junior department;
                   (C)  a class theory room;
                   (D)  a supply room;
                   (E)  an office space;
                   (F)  a dressing and cloak room; and
                   (G)  two sanitary, modern, separate restrooms,
each equipped with one commode and one of which is also equipped
with a urinal;
             (2)  a hard-surface floor-covering of tile or other
suitable material;
             (3)  at least 20 modern barber chairs, including a
cabinet and mirror for each chair;
             (4)  a lavatory behind every two barber chairs;
             (5)  a liquid sterilizer for each barber chair;
             (6)  an adequate number of latherers, vibrators, and
hair dryers for student use;
             (7)  adequate lighting for each room;
             (8)  at least 20 classroom chairs, a blackboard,
anatomical charts of the head, neck, and face, and one barber chair
in the class theory room;
             (9)  a library with library facilities available to
students containing at least one medical dictionary and a standard
work on human anatomy;
             (10)  adequate drinking fountain facilities, with at
least one for each floor;
             (11)  adequate toilet facilities for the students;
             (12)  adequate fire-fighting equipment; and
             (13)  available on-site a product that combines water,
Luvimer, Si-Tec DMC, and Cellosize PCG-10 to reverse damage to hair
caused by chemical processing.
       SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act to Subsection
(a), Section 1601.353, Occupations Code, applies only to an
application for the issuance or renewal of a barber school permit
that is made on or after the effective date of this Act. An
application made before the effective date of this Act is covered by
the law in effect when the application was made, and the former law
is continued in effect for that purpose.
       SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.