July 9, 2013 Louisiana Auctioneers
Licensing Board (LALB) Meeting Highlights
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Newly-elected Louisiana Auctioneer Association President
Wiley Collins Lambasts LAPA.
LAPA President Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips and Vice President Robert Burns Respond to Mr. Collins' Diatribe.
LAPA President Rev. Freddie Phillips asks that an LALB Member seek a Louisiana Attorney General opinion
regarding the LALB's steadfast refusal to place a LAPA website link on the LALB's website. He further
emphasizes that, if the LALB fails to obtain such an opinion, he intends "to challenge the Board's refusal without any remorse."
LAPA Vice President Robert Burns emphasizes his
steadfast resolve to obtain the LALB's check register for FYE 6/30/13.
Under threat of Writ of Mandamus by Mr. Burns, the LALB caved the next day and provided the CHECK REGISTER.
Page 24, Check # 7393, Clearing on 6/13/13: LALB WITHOUT ANY SCRUTINY or VOTE, issues check for an UNSPECIFIED
person to attend 2013 NAA Convention. Historically, Board has approved and scrutinized prospective attendees:
Delmar "Buster" Gay (former long-time LALB Chairman and former long-time LAA President):
"We're kind of careful who we send to the convention....Don't want anyone who would be an embarrassment attending."
Tessa Steinkamp (CURRENT LALB Chairman):
"Freddie, I wouldn't want you to represent this Board."
Suddenly, someone is held in such high esteem that
neither public scrutiny nor public Board approval is necessary
for that person's NAA Conference attendance. Just issue the check, and off that person goes!!!!! Wonder who that individual may be??????
LALB initiates a hard line regarding the application of RealEstateAuctions.com, Louisiana, LLC.
Board Member James Sims and Darlene Jacobs-Levy complain about out-of-state ownership,
with Ms. Jacobs-Levy saying, "I will personally contact Legislators next session to deal with this type situation."
She also predicts "many problems" from issuing licenses such as the one under consideration.
Despite the fact that the President of the company is revealed, Brian Kuzdas, apparently
nobody even researched before the meeting to even know that he's an NAA Member. Ms. Jacobs-Levy even goes so far
as to vote AGAINST the application even though no valid reason for doing so is ever even mentioned.
Discussion of Apprentice Proposal drafted by LALB Member James Sims.
Continued discussion of auto auction requirements and dialogue with the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission
Continued discussion of real estate auctions and licensing thereof and dialogue with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission
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