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      RS 40:1664.9     

  

§1664.9.  Fees; Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Trust Fund

A.  The state fire marshal is authorized to assess and collect fees pursuant to this Subpart.  License endorsements are separated into the two general categories of Property Protection and Life Safety.  The Property Protection category is subdivided into the Technical Endorsements of Locksmith, Door Hardware, and Security.  The Life Safety category is subdivided into the Technical Endorsements of Fire Sprinkler, Fire Suppression, Fire Alarm, Portable Fire Extinguishers and Hoses, and DOT Hydrostatic Testing.  Technical endorsements may further be divided into specialty endorsements.  A technical endorsement holder is authorized to perform all life safety and property protection contracting authorized by the specialty endorsements within the specific technical endorsement category.  Specialty endorsement holders are limited to only life safety and property protection contracting authorized by that specialty endorsement.

B.  The amount of licensing fees for a firm shall be as follows:

Initial fee

Renewal fee

(1)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Locksmith

$250

$50

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Bank locking

$250

$50

(ii)  Detention locking

$250

$50

(2)  Technical Endorsement-Door hardware

$250

$50

(3)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Security

$250

$50

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Closed Circuit Television

$250

$50

(ii)  Household fire

$250

$50

(iii)  Special Locking

$250

$50

(4)  Technical Endorsement-Fire Sprinkler

$500

$250

(5)(a)  Technical Endorsement-

$350

$100

Fixed Fire Suppression

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Pre-engineered

$350

$100

(ii)  Kitchen suppression

$350

$50

(6)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Fire Alarm

$350

$100

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Fire alarm (Non-required)

$350

$50

(ii)  Fire alarm owner

$350

$50

(7)  Technical Endorsement-

$350

$150

Portable Fire Extinguishers/Hoses

(8)  Technical Endorsement-

$350

$50

DOT hydrostatic testing

C.  The amount of licensing fees for a person shall be as follows:

Initial fee

Renewal fee

(1)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Locksmith

$100

$50

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Bank locking

$100

$50

(ii)  Detention locking

$100

$50

(2)  Technical Endorsement-Door hardware

specialist

$100

$50

(3)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Security

$100

$50

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Closed Circuit Television

$100

$50

(ii)  Household fire

$100

$50

(iii)  Security sales

$100

$50

(iv)  Special Locking

$100

$50

(4)  Technical Endorsement-

$100

$50

Fire Sprinkler Qualifier

(5)  Technical Endorsement-

$100

$50

Fire Sprinkler Inspector

(6)(a)  Technical Endorsement-

$50

$50

Fixed Fire Suppression

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Pre-engineered

$50

$50

(ii)  Kitchen suppression

$50

$50

(7)(a)  Technical Endorsement-Fire Alarm

$50

$50

(b)  Specialty Endorsement:

(i)  Fire alarm (Non-required)

$50

$50

(ii)  Fire alarm owner

$50

$50

(8)  Technical Endorsement-

$50

$50

Portable Fire Extinguishers/Hoses

(9)  Technical Endorsement-

$25

$25

DOT hydrostatic testing

(10)  Specialty Endorsement-Apprentice

$50

$50

D.  All licenses are valid for one year, unless a multi-year license is created, and shall be renewed within thirty days of its expiration date to remain valid.  The state fire marshal may create a prorated fee system to allow employee license renewal dates to coincide with the firm license renewal date.

E.  A license not renewed within thirty days of its expiration date shall be considered past due and subject to late fees.  The late fee penalty shall be twenty-five dollars for a license not renewed before thirty-one to forty-five days past the expiration date and fifty dollars for a license not renewed before forty-six to sixty days past the expiration date.

F.  A license shall be suspended if not renewed within sixty days of its expiration date or if the license holder has not maintained the license.  The cost to reinstate a suspended license shall be the cost of the initial fees plus twenty dollars.

G.  The cost for a duplicate or replacement firm or individual license is twenty dollars, regardless of how many endorsements are carried.

H.  The cost to transfer an individual license from one firm to another is twenty dollars.

I.  The fees established in this Section shall not be refundable except under such conditions as the state fire marshal may establish.

J.(1)  Subject to the exceptions contained in Article VII, Section 9 of the Constitution of Louisiana, all monies received by the state fire marshal pursuant to this Subpart, including but not limited to fees and fines, shall be deposited immediately upon receipt in the state treasury and shall be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund.  Out of the funds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund after a sufficient amount is allocated from that fund to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within any fiscal year, the treasurer, prior to placing such remaining funds in the state general fund, shall pay an amount equal to the total amount of funds paid into the state treasury by the state fire marshal pursuant to this Subpart into a special fund which is hereby created in the state treasury and designated as the Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Trust Fund.

(2)  The monies in the Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Trust Fund shall be used solely for implementation, administration, and enforcement of this Subpart, and thereafter, for fire education or emergency response by the state fire marshal and only in the amounts appropriated each year to the state fire marshal or the board by the legislature.  Any surplus monies and interest remaining to the credit of the fund on June thirtieth of each year after all such appropriations of the preceding fiscal year have been made shall remain to the credit of the fund, and no part thereof shall revert to the state general fund.

Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1.



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