In general, the settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential home building industry. The Q&A defines "residential home building" or "residential home construction" as work on any residence being built using traditional wood frame construction materials, methods and procedures that are typical to single-family home or townhouse construction. Work on multifamily residences may also be considered "residential home building" or "residential home construction" provided that the work similarly meets this criteria.
Session will end this upcoming Monday on June 6
So far, attempts were stopped on the increase of minimum wage and equal pay expansion. The proposed equal pay legislation escalates litigation for business and
put employers in constant defense of pay practices.
Efforts to increase penalties on business for employee misclassification and the hiring of illegal aliens were also blocked.
On the offensive front, the sunset provision for the scrap metal recycle law was repealed. This repeal continues the scrap metal law and its regulations on buying copper. The waiting period and cash prohibitions for copper will continue.
A second special session was recently called by Governor Edwards and will begin on June 6
. This session, starting thirty minutes after the regular session adjourns, will focus on the budget and taxes. Bills will be filed on tax increases, tax exemptions, income taxes and spending measures. This special session will end no later than June 23
It's Time To Book Your Hotel Rooms for LHBA Summer BOD Meeting
Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Block Deadline: June 27th
PIRATES & MERMAIDS
Early Bird Reception Tickets Are Now On Sale Online at LHBA.ORG
Join us for a fun-filled event for the whole family during the LHBA Summer BOD at the Sandestin Hilton Resort!
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
LHBA hosted the 2nd annual CAPS Symposium on May 25, 2016 in Hammond, LA. 4 CEU hours were earned toward the NAHB Certification Program and the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors. This year's topics were Effects of Dementia on Aging, Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging, Lighting, Sound & Automation for Aging in Place, Working Together: Occupational Therapy's Role in the Construction Industry, and Value of a Team.
GET THE CREDIT YOU DESERVE!!
Louisiana Home Builders Association Remodelers Council is hosting the 2016 Louisiana Remodeling Excellence Awards (LREA) for projects completed between May 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on January 26, 2017 at the LHBA Installation and Awards Banquet.
All remodeling contractors, builders, kitchen & bath specialists, and other remodeling professionals properly licensed in the State of Louisiana may submit projects. Contact
or entry packet information. Deadline to submit entries is November 1, 2016.
Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license.
There are no CEU courses being offered in the month of June. Stay tuned for opportunities in the coming months.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Capital Region Builders Association
June 17 - Early Bird Drawing for $100 Home for Good - Father's Day Special Drawing
HBA of Greater New Orleans
June 4-5 & 11-12 - Parade of Homes
June 10-12 - Southern Sportsman's Festival & Expo
Alario Center, Westwego, LA
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
June 15 -
Northshore HBA Ribbon Cutting at Northshore HBA Office 4:00pm
Northwest LA HBA
June 4-5 and 11-12 -
Parade of Homes;
Homes open 1-6 pm daily
Southeastern LA HBA
June 1 -
Hot Dog Wednesday
11 AM-1PM -
LHBA Executive Committee
LHBA Summer Board of Directors
Hilton Sandestin Resort
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If you are not a member with us or you have subcontractors that maybe interested, contact Home Builders SIF for more details. 1.877.LHBASIF (1.877.542.2743)
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2016
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
GET REBATES FROM SUPPLIES YOU ALREADY USE!
As an LHBA member, you can be putting money back into your pocket with our NEW and EXCITING LHBA Member Rebate Program! It's very simple to sign up, but to collect the rebates you've earned in 2012, you MUST sign up before February 20th!
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