2019 SLHBA Scholarship Opportunities
The SLHBA TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP is open to any student that will be enrolling or already enrolled into a building related industry in a Louisiana based university, community college or trade/vocational school. Scholarship award can be up to $500 towards school tuition and/or books.
The SLHBA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP is open to a child, grandchild, adopted child or step child of an active member of SLHBA that is enrolling or is already enrolled into an university. Major can be in any field of study but if applicant is in a Building Related Curriculum, they may be considered first for scholarship. Scholarship recipient should be currently residing in the Parishes of our Association: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, or Terrebonne
Notice to all Builders, Remodelers, and Subcontractors
RULES PROMULGATED TO EASE CONTRACTOR LICENSING PROCESS
The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors recently promulgated rules to simplify and streamline the application, examination and renewal processes for licensed contractors and those seeking to become licensed contractors. Changes made in this regard include the following.
Please contact LSLBC for questions or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enforcement Begins October 1st, 2017
Considering the numerous parts that make up a foundation of a home and in order to clarify the Board’s position as to who exactly would need to be licensed, LSLBC reiterates that any subcontractor hired to oversee the construction of a residential foundation that exceeds $7,500.00, including labor and material, would need to be licensed. In addition, the following scopes of work in excess of $7,500.00 would require licensure:
Residential subcontractors interested in the new specialty classification(s) can complete the residential application, learn about the fees, and find additional information on our website by visiting www.lslbc.louisiana.gov. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us (225) 765-2301 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Additional Plumbing Enforcement Predicted for January 1st, 2018
Enforcement is expected to increase from the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana. Apprenticeship certification and apprentice ratios will be checked on the job site. Currently, the legal ratio is one to one for apprentices to journeymen plumbers. Fines and penalties are anticipated with the enforcement.