The 2003 Legislature moved the licensing responsibility for cosmetologists from the Commerce Department to the Barbers Examiners Board, and renamed it the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners. The merger took effect in FY 2005.
The 2009 Legislature split the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners into two separate boards effective July 1, 2009.
The Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners operational budget is set by the State Legislature as an allocation from the state general fund. All revenues received are deposited to the state general fund. The Board is required to collect revenue in an amount equal to or greater than the allocation. Any revenue collected in excess of spending, which is capped by the allocation, remains in the state general fund. (From: Board's website, 12/1/11).