Real ID Legislation
Important to Air Travelers and Truck Drivers
HB 702 (Harris) and SB 227 (Colomb) provide for the issuance of drivers’ licenses and special identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.
One would allow a person the option of obtaining a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or special identification card. The other was amended to prohibit the state from issuing REAL ID compliant drivers’ licenses and only allow the state to provide citizens with the option of obtaining REAL ID compliant special identification cards.
FREE LMTA Estate Planning Seminar – June 2. The LMTA Council of Past Presidents is pleased to offer a free Estate Planning Seminar to all LMTA members in good standing. The seminar will be held on Thursday, June 2 in Baton Rouge at the LMTA office from 8:30 am to noon. Topics will include Estate Planning Business Model, Estate Planning, Succession Planning for your Business and Succession Planning Third Party. The seminar will be followed by Q&A.
The seminar will be presented by David Burns, Master Certified Estate Planner with Burns Estate Planning. Please complete the attached registration form and return to the LMTA office. Registration is limited to 25. Handouts will be provided. For more information, please call the LMTA office.
Miscellaneous Legislation of Interest.
Haz-Mat Reporting.HB 625 (T. Landry) will be heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday, May 19th. This bill prohibits the State Police from issuing a violation or a fine for careless handling of hazardous materials if reporting the release was not required by state law. SUPPORT
Waste Tire Fee Increase. HB 1027 (Montoucet) was not heard again last week but could possibly be attached as an amendment to HB 631 (Miguez). OPPPOSE any fee increase.
Truck Permit Task Force. HCR 105 (Havard) creates the Special Permit Task Force to make recommendations related to the issuance of special permits by LA-DOTD for oversize and overweight truck movement on state highways. SUPPORT
Deregulation of Intrastate Waste. SB 399 (Morrish)exempts motor carriers of nonhazardous oil field waste, nonhazardous industrial solid waste and hazardous waste from proving public convenience and necessity with the LPSC. NEUTRAL
Texting/Driving. SB 91 (Colomb) increases penalties for texting or using social media while driving. NEUTRAL
Vehicle Registration/Residency. SB 268 (Morrell) addresses requirements for new Louisiana residents regarding registration and inspections within 30 days of being issued a Louisiana driver’s license. NEUTRAL
76th Annual LMTA Convention: July 21-23 – Perdido Beach Resort. The 76th Annual LMTA Convention will be held at the Perdido Beach Resort on July 21-23, 2016 in Orange Beach, Alabama. The LMTA room block cut-off date is June 20th. You can make your hotel reservations now directly with the hotel at 800-634-8001 or www.perdidobeachresort.com using the LMTA Booking ID#: 11691.
NOTE: LA-DOTD policy staff will be onsite to interview registrants about highway issues and especially the rewrite of the size and weight permit regulations.
The LMTA room block offers a variety of rooming options at different rates: Deluxe Standard – $255, Pool View – $265. UPGRADES: Gulf Front – $279, Courtyard Suite – $305, 1 BR Suite w/parlor – $445, 2 BR Suite w/parlor – $699 Rates available 3 days prior and 3 days after based on availability. All suites must be guaranteed and paid in full 90 days prior to arrival. CANCELLATIONS: 5 day cancellation applies to all reservations.
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How to Contact Legislators at the Capitol:
House: PH (225) 342-6945 Senate: PH (225) 342-2040
FAX (225) 342-8336 FAX (225) 342-0617
Official Legislative Website: www.legis.state.la.us
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2016 LMTA Seafood Gala
Visit this website for Photos from the 2016 Gala: http://www.johnballance.net/p278451560#h70174103
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2016 LMTA Calendar of Events
76th Annual LMTA Convention
Perdido Beach Resort
July 21-23, 2016
Orange Beach, FL
National Truck Driving Championships
August 9-13, 2016
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
September 11-17, 2016
LMTA Call on Washington
September 20-22, 2016
Fall Transportation Conference
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Read this week’s LMTA Legislative Bulletin
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75th Annual Convention Memories. If you could not attend, you can now peruse pictures of all of the events at http://www.johnballance.net/f230754927. You can purchase copies of the photos, download or share them!
Louisiana Press Association
SPECIAL OFFER to LMTA Members!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to identify yourself as an LMTA member when calling or emailing.