State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Name State Plumbing Board of Louisiana
Contact Person John Barker - Executive Director
Mailing Address 12497 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone Number 225-756-3434
Fax Number 225-756-3433
Board Email
Legal Authority R.S. 37:1361
Year Created 1924
Organizational Placement Louisiana Workforce Commission
Purpose/Function The board is responsible for protecting all persons who use and rely upon plumbing and medical gas piping systems for personal or commercial needs, and for affording protection against incompetent, inexperienced, or unlawful acts by persons who perform work on plumbing and medical gas piping systems. The board qualifies and examines applicants for plumbers' licenses and serves, licenses, and enforces the law.
Budget Message The Board's major concern regarding the budget fiscal years -2013/2014 & 2014/2015 and future budgets are: the absence of a fee increase since the very early 1990's. The Board feels that it is imperative that this issue be addressed for the future sustainability of the Board. The Board in recent years has done more with less. i.e. closure of New Orleans Administrative office, increase in enforcement officers without any increase in expenditures, reduction of administrative office personnel with limited funding, implementation of continued professional education, and acquisition of Board vehicle through cooperative endeavor agreements. Always remember, "From Hospital to Home, Your Health Depends on Proper Plumbing-A Cornerstone of Public Health".
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 8
Number Currently Serving: 8
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $2690
  Current year budgeted: $3000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $3215
  Current year budgeted: $6000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 3
Unclassified: 3
Part-time: 8
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes Employee Maintenance
Lindsey S Mayer no longer works for SPBLA as of 2-11-2014
Chara Thigpen no longer works here at SPBLA as of 10-31-2013

Angela King-Accounting/HR hired 2/18/2014
Ashley Jones will be Classified in next 30 days as an Admin Coord
she was hired 11-11-2013
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