April 2017
Newsletter
 


52 WEEKS OF PRIZES!!!

Purchase your GUN RAFFLE tickets today
Handguns - Rifles - Shotguns

$100 per ticket
52 chances to win

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold!


  
IF YOU DRILL IT,  FILL IT!

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code includes more stringent requirements regarding how tight a house needs to be.



The  Insulation Institute explains what these new air leakage standards mean and offers steps to help comply in this  blog post.

"Best practices reveal that sealing leaks during the framing stage is cost effective when labor is effectively utilized," the post says. "In this era of skilled labor shortages, preventive methods must not only be effective and inexpensive but must also be easy to install."

One key takeaway: If you drill it, fill it. Thinking ahead as you build will make you more aware of areas of potential air leakage.  Read more in the post.





LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Governor's Tax Plan Released
 
The Governor Edwards released his tax plan this past week. The main feature of the proposed policy is imposing a gross receipts tax or Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) on business. Corporations and limited liability entities with more than $1,500,000 in taxable gross receipts would be subject to this 0.35% tax.  Cash discounts, returns and allowances deductions are allowed.   The CAT tax is expected to bring in $800-900 million in revenue.
 
In return, Governor Edwards proposes to phase out the Corporate Franchise Tax and lower corporate income tax rates.  The plan also calls to remove the 5th penny sales tax set to expire in 2018.  The governor also wants to lower the rates for individual fliers but eliminate the Federal Income Tax deduction for Individuals.  An expansion of sales tax on services is also in the suggested by the administration.

LHBA will monitor and plans to oppose any tax increase on business. 
 
 
 

Information provided by: Michelle Shirley, Lobbyist

DON'T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR THE MAY BOD MEETINGS!
Call the Hilton Capitol Center directly (225)344-5866 to book your stay. Use our block code "LHB" by April 18th to get our special rate of $149/night.  

LEGISLATIVE  LUNCH & BRIEFING

Tuesday, May 9
Heidelberg Ballroom @ Hilton Capitol Center
 

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Briefing
2:30 - 5:00 Capitol Visit

Lunch will be provided for those attending the briefing and our Capitol visit. 
 
The deadline to RSVP for the FREE lunch
is Tuesday, April 18th. NO EXCEPTIONS! 



DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!! 
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE




$25 PER PERSON
(plus $1 credit card processing fee for online purchases)

5:00 - 8:00 PM

AFTER PARTY WITH BAND AT THE HILTON DOWNTOWN - FREE TO ATTEND - CASH BAR


YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY FRIDAY, APRIL 28th at 5:00 PM

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE


JOIN US FOR LHBA'S 
CRAWFISH BOIL AFTER PARTY 
WITH  CHASE TYLER BAND

FREE ADMISSION & CASH BAR
Heidelberg Ballroom
Hilton Capitol Center
8:30 - 11:00 PM

No RSVP or Ticket Required





JOIN US FOR OUR GRILL & CHILL BUILD PAC FUNDRAISER EVENT!

Wednesday, May 10th
5:30-8:00pm
$50 per person
+ $2 credit card fee for tickets purchased online

The Shopper's Choice chefs will be grilling 
and the drinks will be flowing! 

Transportation provided to and from the fundraiser event. 

You don't want to miss this!
The deadline to buy tickets is Tuesday, April 18th. 
NO tickets will be sold after the deadline.

BUILD-PAC'S NEW "FAIR SHARE" PROGRAM

BUILD-PAC's new Fair Share campaign is the easiest way to get involved in the political process. We are asking every member to do their Fair Share for the housing industry by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC during the 2015-2016 election cycle.


What would happen if every NAHB member did their Fair Share? 
If every member does their Fair Share and invests a minimum of $25, then BUILD-PAC will be a $3.5 Million PAC. This would allow BUILD-PAC and housing to have an even greater impact in the 2016 elections. 

What is my Fair Share going toward? 
Your contribution helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates who will support our issues and fight for housing in Congress.

How can I help with the Fair Share campaign? 
Please help your state meet its goal. During your state and local meetings back home, ask your peers to do their Fair Share for housing by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC in this election cycle. If every member does their Fair Share, then BUILD-PAC's voice will be LOUDER and STRONGER than ever before.

Questions? For more information contact BUILD-PAC staff. 
Meghan Everngam, Assistant Vice President | (202) 266-8259 | MEverngam@nahb.org Sofia Fox, Fundraising Manager | (202) 266-8248 | SFox@nahb.org Sashia Moore | (202) 266-8114 | SMMoore@nahb.org NAHB.org/buildpac 



REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license.

         

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


Acadian 
April 1-2 & 8-9 - Parade of Homes

Central
April 7 - Golf Tournament
June 8 - General Membership 
    
Northshore 
April 4 - General Membership Lunch
April 28 - Skeet Shoot
May 13-14 & 20-21 - Parade of Homes

Northwest
April 21 - Food Truck Friday
May 25 - LHBA PAC Crawfish Boil 5-7pm
June 3-4 & 10-11 - Parade of Homes

Southeast
May 4 - Crawfish Boil 6pm
Sept 21 - Golf Tournament
Oct 4 - Fish Fry
Nov 1 - Election Night
Dec 6 - Installation & Awards Banquet

 
Teche
April 18 - Crawfish Boil
June 13 - Steak Night
Aug 15 - Legislative Night




LHBA Events
 
LHBA Executive Committee 
April 6
 
LHBA Board of Directors & Legislative Day 
May 9-11

NAHB Midyear Meeting 
Washington DC
June 13-17

LHBA Executive Committee 
June 22

LHBA Summer Board of Directors 
Pensacola, Florida
August 2-4


 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 AMBASSADOR SPONSORS OF THE MONTH!


 


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LHBA MISSION STATEMENT
Our goal is to provide Louisiana with quality housing that is safe and affordable.

The Louisiana Home Builders Association is comprised of Builders & Associate members which:

  • Represents the homebuilding industry before state & regulatory bodies
  • Serves as the chief advocate of private property rights

  • Educates the general public as to the advantages of utilizing licensed builders

  • Promotes professionalism in the homebuilding industry

  • Promotes economic development & quality of life in Louisiana

Membership Benefits and Rebates 
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2017
LHBA Senior Officers

Conrad Blanchard,
President

Nick Castjohn,
1st Vice President

Curtis Loftin,
2nd Vice President

Dodie Adams,
3rd Vice President

Brandon Barton
Associate VP

Ray Kothe,
NAHB Representative

Jim Fine,
Immediate Past
President 
 
Contact Information
Stephanie Reid
Public Relations & Association Communications

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

stephanie@ LHBA.org

(225) 387-2714

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