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      RS 37:2151     

  

§2151.  State licensing board for contractors; membership; qualifications; tenure; vacancies

A.  There is hereby created the State Licensing Board for Contractors within the office of the governor that shall consist of fifteen members appointed by the governor as hereinafter set forth and who shall serve without compensation and shall possess the following qualifications:

(1)  Each member shall be of full age of majority and shall have been a resident of the state of Louisiana for the last five successive years.

(2)  All members shall have been actively engaged as a responsible contractor in the construction classification that they represent for the five-year period prior to their appointment as a board member, except for any member appointed pursuant to Paragraph (8) of this Subsection if he represents the public at large.

(3)  At least four members shall have had the greater part of their experience as a licensed contractor in the field of highway and street construction.

(4)  At least four members shall have had the greater part of their experience as a licensed contractor in the fields of building or industrial construction, or both fields.

(5)  At least one member shall have had the greater part of his experience as a licensed contractor in the field of mechanical construction.

(6)  At least one member shall have had the greater part of his experience as a licensed contractor in the field of electrical construction.

(7)  At least two members shall have had the greater part of their experience as a subcontractor in the construction industry in fields other than electrical or mechanical construction.

(8)  At least two members shall be from and represent the public at large and neither shall earn his livelihood in a construction-related industry.

(9)  At least one member shall have had the greater experience as a licensed contractor in the field of oil field construction.

(10)  There shall be at least one board member from each congressional district in the state of Louisiana.

B.  All vacancies that shall occur shall be filled within ninety days of the vacancy, by appointment of the governor within the classification of area and qualification where the vacancy shall occur.

C.  On and after January 1, 1996, the members shall serve terms of six years; however, initially four members shall serve terms of two years, four members shall serve terms of four years, and four members shall serve terms of six years.

Added by Acts 1956, No. 233, §1; Amended by Acts 1964, No. 113, §1; Acts 1976, No. 377, §1; Acts 1981, No. 668, §1; Acts 1984, No. 916, §1, eff. July 20, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 645, §1, eff. July 16, 1985; Acts 1991, No. 649, §§1 and 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 344, §1; Acts 1992, No. 681, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 2001, No. 8, §12, eff. July 1, 2001.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1984, NO. 916, §2.}}



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