RS 37:2165     

§2165.  Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee; membership; terms

A.  There is hereby established within the State Licensing Board for Contractors the Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee, consisting of five members who shall be residents of the state of Louisiana and who have been actively engaged in residential contracting for at least five years prior to appointment by the governor.  Three members of the subcommittee shall be appointed by the governor from a list of not less than ten names submitted by the Louisiana Homebuilders Association as certified by its president and secretary.  One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed to represent congressional district one, one member to represent congressional districts four and five, one member to represent congressional district three, one member to represent congressional district two, and one member to represent congressional district six.

B.  The terms of office of the initial members appointed to the subcommittee shall be one for a three-year term, one for a two-year term, and one for a one-year term, to be determined by the governor.  Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for three-year terms.  All terms shall commence thirty days after the appointment and all members shall serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified.  Vacancies occurring in the membership of the subcommittee for any reason shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term.  No person shall be appointed for more than two consecutive terms.  The governor may remove a member for cause.

C.  The executive director of the State Licensing Board for Contractors shall serve as executive director of the subcommittee and shall not have voting privileges.

D.(1)  An ex officio member of the State Licensing Board for Contractors shall serve on the subcommittee and shall serve as the liaison between the subcommittee and the board.  He shall be appointed by the chairman of the State Licensing Board for Contractors and shall serve as the chairman of the subcommittee.  His presence at a meeting of the subcommittee may be counted toward establishing a quorum of the subcommittee, and he shall only have voting privileges if either of the following circumstances exists:

(a)  His presence is necessary to establish a quorum of the subcommittee and there is a tie vote between the appointed members of the subcommittee.

(b)  His presence is necessary to establish a quorum of the subcommittee, only one appointed member of the subcommittee is present, and an additional ex officio member has been appointed pursuant to Paragraph (2) of this Subsection.

(2)  An additional ex officio member of the State Licensing Board for Contractors shall serve on the subcommittee only if his presence, along with the ex officio member serving pursuant to Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, is required to establish a quorum of the subcommittee.  This additional ex officio member shall be appointed by the chairman of the State Licensing Board for Contractors and shall serve as the vice chairman of the subcommittee.  He shall only have voting privileges if there is a tie vote between an appointed member of the subcommittee and the ex officio member serving as chairman of the subcommittee.

(3)  The State Licensing Board for Contractors shall pay per diem and travel expenses for ex officio members.

E.  A quorum of the subcommittee shall consist of a majority of its members and the subcommittee shall meet at least once every other month to conduct its business.  The executive director shall give written notice to each member of the time and place of each meeting at least ten days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting.

F.  Each member of the subcommittee shall be entitled to a per diem allowance of seventy-five dollars for each meeting they attend and be reimbursed for all travel expenses necessarily incurred in attending meetings.

Acts 1995, No. 638, §1, eff. Feb. 1, 1996; Acts 1999, No. 1175, §1; Acts 2001, No. 659, §1; Acts 2012, No. 803, §9.