SUMMARY OF:A Sunset Review of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Why DLA Performed This Audit

The purpose of this audit was to determine if there is a need for the board’s continued existence and whether its termination date should be extended. The board is set to sunset June 30, 2019, and will have one year from that date to conclude its administrative operations.

Report Conclusions

The audit concluded that the board operated in the public’s interest by effectively licensing the various occupations under the board’s purview. The board monitored licensees and worked to ensure only qualified individuals practice in Alaska.

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(4), the board is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2019. We recommend that the legislature extend the board’s termination date to June 30, 2027.