May 6, 2014 Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board (LALB) Meeting Highlights

CLICK HERE to View LALB Financial Statements @ Time of Meeting





Discussion of LAPA President Rev. Freddie Phillips' proposed $5 in-state license renewal for 2015.


0:56 - 1:
  Barbara Bonnette:  "I'd rather see a $500 license fee than a $5 license fee."

1:08 - 1:32
  LAA President Wiley Collins:  "Like Barbara, I'd rather see a $500 license fee than a $5 license fee."

2:53 - 3:18
  LAA President Wiley Collins:  "I'd still pay $150 even if $5 fee passes."

Since Mr. Collins is so free-wheeling with paying excess licensing fees, perhaps his funds
could be put to better use satisfying his $21,000 Federal Tax Lien.  Surely the IRS would be appreciative!!

3:25 - 4:14

Barbara Bonnette associate Chris Lemoine places an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper directly
in front of LAPA's camera in an attempt to block videotaping of Ms. Bonnette's comments,
resulting in an episode more appropriate for a Jerry Springer episode than a professional meeting.

3:50 - 4:00
  LAA President Wiley Collins:  "We're tired of all these f---ing disruptions."


LAPA Vice President Robert Burns responds to the LALB's action on Rev. Phillips
proposed $5 in-state license renewal fee for 2015.
If you are a Louisiana-licensed auctioneer, YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO WATCH THIS VIDEO!!




Continued discussion of reinstating CE, which was abolished in 2009.
LAPA's Vice President, Robert Burns, emphasizes those who fought the hardest
to abolish CE were the upper echelon of the LAA, but now they want
it reinstated because of slack attendance at their annual conventions.
CE discussions have focused on LIVE-only CE, thereby opening the
door for it to be the LAA who would fulfill.  Burns emphasizes that
LAPA provides the best form of CE by proving a an index of LALB topics of discussion
and just how ironic it is that the LALB has
fought so hard to keep LAPA's link OFF the LALB website.
LALB efforts notwithstanding, as evidenced by This You Tube screen-save printout, LAPA videos
have been viewed an
astounding 12,569 times since LAPA's inception!!!
Clearly, auctioneers ARE going to LAPA's website, and they ARE viewing the videos!!


LALB Chairman Tessa Steinkamp relays Executive Director Sandy Edmonds'
hourly rate of pay has been "irresponsibly manipulated" when represented as over $30/hour.  LAPA's
Vice President, Robert Burns, explains that, if that's the case, it's Legislative Auditor
Daryl Purpera who has been "irresponsible."  Note:  The above discussion
was part of a presentation to provide Ms. Edmonds with yet another pay raise
notwithstanding this damming report on LALB & IDB payroll practices in which
the LALB is said to be paying Ms. Edmonds while she "performs no public purpose."
Note:  CLICK HERE to see reference to the LAO's "irresponsible" reference to Ms. Edmonds' hourly rate of pay.



July 15, 2014 (special addendum):


In an obvious flaunting of the Inspector General report of 12/9/13 outlining problematic payroll practices
as well as LAPA Vice President Robert Burns statement on the May 6, 2014 video below
(beginning at 1:47 mark) wherein he said, "I have no doubt that, if Ms. Edmonds said she wants caviar
 delivered to her home on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., the LALB would seek a vendor to deliver
 caviar to her home at 3:00 p.m.,"
the LALB presented Ms. Edmond with caviar right after the conclusion of the meeting to, as
LAA President Wiley Collins said, "save the 3 o'clock delivery."



Presentation and discussion of proposed changes to the auction apprentice
 licensing program prior to promulgating formal rules to be presented to
 the Louisiana Legislature to finalize those changes.
CLICK HERE to see apprentice revisions emphasized in RED.



Discussion and finalization of  interagency agreement with the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission.





Hearing:  LALB v. Bruce Miller (deceased).  LAPA addresses speculation that
the LALB may be bending over backwards to facilitate Louisiana State Senator Francis Thompson' son, Brant,
in filing a bond to cover his alleged losses.  LAPA also discusses speculation
that the "gentleman from New York" may have previously been affiliated with a
Louisiana auctioneer with extensive past problems and that the gentleman from
New York became disillusioned with that auctioneer and decided to apply
for an apprentice license under auctioneer Terry Shirley.



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