An  Act concerning cosmetologists; relating to qualifications for licensure by examination;
amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-1905 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-1905 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 65-1905. (a) All examinations held or conducted by the board
shall be in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board.
The examinations shall include practical and written tests, except that.
Examinations to qualify for an instructor's license shall be limited to writ-
ten tests.

      (b) Each applicant for licensure by examination shall:

      (1) Be at least 17 years of age and;

      (2) be a graduate of an accredited high school, or equivalent thereof.
The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any applicant who
was at least 25 years of age and licensed as an apprentice on May 21,

      (2) (3) submit to the board verification of date of birth;

      (3) (4) submit to the board a written statement from a person li-
censed to practice medicine and surgery under the laws of any state show-
ing that the applicant is free from contagious and infectious diseases; and

      (4) (5) have served as an apprentice for the period of time provided
by K.S.A. 65-1912, and amendments thereto.

      (c) Any person making application who apparently possesses the nec-
essary qualifications to take an examination provided herein, upon appli-
cation and payment of the nonrefundable temporary permit fee, may be
issued a temporary permit by the board to practice cosmetology until the
next regular examination conducted by the board.

 Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-1905 is hereby repealed.

 Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved March 19, 1999.
 Published in the Kansas Register April 1, 1999.