March 11, 2014 Louisiana Auctioneers
Licensing Board (LALB) Meeting Highlights
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LALB Chairman Tessa Steinkamp reassures that LAPA's proposal for Louisiana auction
residents to be able to renew their 2015 auction licenses for a mere $5 processing fee
WILL be on the agenda for the May 6, 2014 meeting.
NOTE: As evidenced by this AG Opinion dated January 20, 2009 and obtained
by LAPA Vice President Robert Burns when he served on the LALB, the
LALB does, repeat DOES, have the discretion to waive a license fee for
all LOUISIANA-resident auctioneers. It does NOT, however, have that
discretion for NON-RESIDENT auctioneers.
LALB continues its discussion of negotiations with the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission
Vice Chairman James Sims indicates he will reluctantly go along with the
proposal but relays auctioneers in his area aren't happy with it and that they fault former LALB Chairmen
Delmar "Buster" Gay and Ken Comer in providing little to no resistance to the present interagency agreement.
Committee comprised of Chairman Steinkamp, Vice Chairman Sims, and Jeff Henderson to revise
LALB apprentice program.
LALB approves legal contracts of Anna Dow ($15,000), Larry Bankston ($25,000), and the Louisiana
Attorney General's Office ($10,000) in a lightening-fast one-minute presentation and discussion.
Administrative Hearing for Kevin Mixon illustrates the perils which auctioneers can sometimes encounter
when conducting estate auctions involving family members with animosity toward one another.
Over the strong objection of Board Member Darlene Jacobs-Levy, who sought to reprimand Mr. Mixon and assess him
with a $500 fine, the LALB voted to merely issue a "6-month warning" to disclose at future auctions
whether or not he intends to accept absentee bids.
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