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Warranty Repair – AGAIN!

Attempt to Delete Truck Exemption from Warranty Bill!

House Floor * June 1st * 1:00 PM

SB 243 (Sen. John Smith – DeRidder) provides for fleet exemptions to the current warranty repair law that mandates that all warranty repairs be performed by a dealer.  

It was amended in the House Commerce Committee to reflect the agreement between LMTA and the Louisiana Automobile Dealers (LADA) to exclude vehicles used to transport property, freight or goods in intrastate or interstate commerce from the notification, training and equipment requirements.  

It has come to our attention that there may be an attempt to delete the truck exemption from the bill on the House floor at the request of the truck dealers.   

It will be heard on the House floor on Monday, June 1st after the House convenes at 1:00 pm. LMTA will be there to oppose any amendment that would eliminate the truck exemption.  

Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), who supports the truck exemption, will handle the bill on the House floor and fight any attempt to strip the truck exemption from the bill. Rep. Miguez and Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette) will be added as coauthors of the legislation. 

Please contact the members of the full House on Monday to SUPPORT SB 243 and OPPPOSE any amendment or any attempt to strip the truck exemption from the bill! We need the bill to pass as it is now.  

If you get any feedback from the members of the House to support or oppose the bill, please let us know. 

House:  PH     (225) 342-6945          FAX  (225) 642-8336 

Senate:    PH     (225) 342-2040       FAX  (225) 342-0617 

Official Legislative Website: www.legis.state.la.us 

Hazardous Materials Task Force.  HCR 158  (Landry – New Iberia) As a result of HB 469, this House Concurrent Resolution establishes a Hazardous Materials Release Task Force to examine and make recommendations on how to improve the administration and enforcement of the hazardous materials and Right-to-Know program within the State Police and Dept. of  Environmental Quality.  Representatives from the firefighters, fire chiefs and the AFL-CIO will be added to the Task Force.  

I-10/I-12/I-59 Construction Zones – Trucks Use Left Lane.  LA-DOTD advised that they are having major issues with the outside shoulders that are being used to maintain traffic on the I-10/I-12/I-59 project. They have now restricted commercial motor vehicles to travel in the LEFT lane because of highway shoulder issues.   

Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30.  Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season has a 70% chance of seeing below average activity, make sure you have a game plan…in case one of the few hit Louisiana. Go to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (http://gohsep.la.gov) for more information on devising a business emergency plan.  Also, visit www.ready.gov/business for more information. 

 Read this week’s LMTA Legislative Bulletin

for more information on these stories…

2015 LMTA Calendar of Events

 75th Annual LMTA Convention

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

July 23-25, 2015

Destin, Florida

National Truck Driving Championships

August 11-15, 2015

St. Louis, Missouri

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 13-19, 2015

LMTA Call on Washington

September 28-30, 2015

Washington, D.C.

Fall Transportation Conference

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

November 18-19, 2015


Louisiana Press Association


The Louisiana Press Association’s Louisiana Statewide Classified Advertising Network allows advertisers to run a 25 word classified ad in over 100 newspapers statewide for only $265 per week.  The Network is made up of three regions (North, Southwest and Southeast).  Ads can also be placed on a regional basis for $175 for one region and $200 for any two regions, or statewide for $265.  We are offering a 20% discount to any LMTA member that places an ad in the network.  That would make the prices for LMTA members – one region for $140/week, any two regions for $160/week and statewide for $212/week.  Additionally, if an advertiser pre-pays for a four week run they will receive a fifth week for free.

For more information or to place an ad, please contact Mike at the Louisiana Press Association at 225-344-9309, ext. 106 or at mike@lapress.com.  Be sure to identify yourself as an LMTA member when calling or emailing.



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