DEPARTMENT OF STATE
STATE BUSINESS LICENSING BOARDS
Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés and Basil L. Merenda,
Commissioner of the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and
Occupational Affairs, announced that 27 disciplinary actions have been taken by
certain state business licensing boards. The following boards actively examined
whether the citizens of the commonwealth are being protected: Accountancy;
Architects; Auctioneer Examiners; Barber Examiners; Certified Real Estate
Appraisers; Cosmetology; Funeral Directors; Landscape Architects; and
Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.
Of these, the boards listed below took specific action against individuals or firms
in these counties: Allegheny (2 actions); Berks (1 action); Centre (1 action);
Delaware (2 actions); Fayette (1 action); Indiana (1 action); Lackawanna (2
actions); Lehigh (1 action); Luzerne (2 actions); Monroe (1 action); Philadelphia
(7 actions); Snyder (1 action); Venango (1 action); and Wayne (2 actions).
Two actions involved Pennsylvania licenses with out-of-state addresses.
BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
Marlene S. Haws, license No. CA034753L, of Bernville, Berks County, was
assessed a $1,000 civil penalty and ordered to complete 18.2 hours of make-up
continuing education based on her failure to fulfill her continuing education
requirement for the 2003-2004 reporting period. (03-12-08)
BOARD OF ARCHITECTS LICENSURE
No disciplinary actions were taken.
BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS
Coco’s Barber Shop, of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was ordered to pay a
civil penalty of $250, because it operated a barber shop without a license. (03-
Gerald Morrow, license nos. BM002445L and BO045408L of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia County, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $1,000. His license
was also publicly reprimanded, because Morrow violated the Act in that he was