Miss. House Votes to Drop Cosmetology Board Funding to Zero After Rant from Rep. Holland

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology may have appropriations cut to zero after a senate bill that was approved by the house Tuesday after a rant from Rep. Steve Holland.

The bill aimed to change the way the board was funded, sending all fees received from licensing hair stylists to the state general fund, which would require the board to get its funding through legislative appropriation. The bill would also require the board to issue a warning a week before issuing a citation. Holland amended the bill Tuesday to bring the board’s appropriation funding to zero, or has he put it, “a fat goose egg.”