Motor Vehicle Commission

Name Motor Vehicle Commission
Contact Person Lessie House - Executive Director
Mailing Address 3519 12th Street
Metairie, LA 70002-3427
Phone Number 504-838-5207
Fax Number 504-838-5416
Board Email
Legal Authority LSA-R.S. 32:1251 et.seq.
Year Created 1954
Organizational Placement Under the Office of the Governor pursuant to LSA-R.S. 36:4.1
Purpose/Function The Commission was established to license and regulate motor vehicle manufactures, distributors, dealers, salesmen, lessors, brokers, their facilities, finance companies, product warrantors, etc. Please refer to LSA-R.S. 32:1251 et.seq. for a more detailed explanation of the purpose and function of the Commission.
Budget Message The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission operates solely from self-generated license fees. No fees or funds are appropriated from the Legislature and no federal, state or municipal funds are received. The costs associated with the licensing and operation have all risen due increases of: (1) applicants and licensing; (2) computer programming and updates; (3) numbers of investigations, pre-hearing cases and hearing cases; (4) maintaining and repairing of the office building; and(5) high mileage of our current state investigators' vehicles, which we have budgeted to replace some of them in the current fiscal year.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 18
Number Currently Serving: 18
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 12
Estimated number in current year: 12
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: $50      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $6200
  Current year budgeted: $6500
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $8944
  Current year budgeted: $9500
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 16
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
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
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