The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards levied fines against 3 Rutherford County businesses during the month of July, 2018.
In the area of Cosmetology & Barber on July 20, 2018 the state levied a $4,000 civil penalty against Shekinah Braids for unlicensed activity. On July 26, 2018 Paris Nails was fined a $1,000 civil penalty for the responsibility of a shop for allowing an individual to practice without a valid license. Both were for businesses in Smyrna.
Under the MOTOR VEHICLE category, on July 6, 2018, Isaac Tapia in La Vergne received a $3,000 Civil penalty plus $200 in costs.
The Division of Regulatory Boards protects the health and safety of Tennessee citizens through boards, commissions, and programs by ensuring that persons meet minimum professional standards, by responsively and timely handling complaints, and by providing consumer education on regulated professions and industries. The Division's boards include the Motor Vehicle Commission, the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers and the Cosmetology & Barber Examiners Board, among others.
These boards, commissions, and programs are empowered to take disciplinary action - including revocation of licenses and assessment of civil penalties - against license holders found guilty of violating laws governing their professions.