Cemetery Board

Name Cemetery Board
Contact Person Ms. Lucille L. McCann - Director
Mailing Address 3445 N. Causeway Blvd.
Ste. 700
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone Number 504-838-5267
Fax Number 504-838-5289
Board Email lmccann@lcb.state.la.us
Website www.lcb.state.la.us
Legal Authority La. R.S. 8:61
Year Created 1974
Organizational Placement Under the Office of the Governor pursuant to La.R.S. 36:4.1
Purpose/Function The board licenses non-exempt cemeteries; monitors and reviews perpetual care and merchandise trust funds through yearly reporting requirements; and conducts on-site examinations (audits) of cemeteries and other entities with perpetual care and merchandise trust funds. The board also investigates consumer complaints and concerns.
Budget Message The Board operates solely on self-generated fees/revenue. The current financial position of the Board reflects careful planning within its budgetary means. Major assumptions used when preparing the budget relative to income versus expenditures is as follows: Income is based on licenses issue by the Board. License fees are based on the number of interments, entombments, and inurnments made by a non-exempt cemetery during a preceding calendar year. Since this cannot be projected, the Board averages the number of burials reported in the prior three years to project income. Therefore, actual income may be more or less than projected. Major assumptions when preparing the budget relative to expenditures are inflation, as well as, any known increases in standard expenditures. Also, careful planning for future surplus is taken into consideration to handle the long-term liabilities of the Board. The liabilities and fees are considered yearly, and the Board may increase or decrease fees
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 7
Number Currently Serving: 7
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 5
Estimated number in current year: 5
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: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $4131
  Current year budgeted: $5600
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
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:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes The Louisiana Cemetery Board operates solely on self-generated revenue.

The Louisiana Cemetery Board Operates on a calendar year. The 2015 Budget will not be approved and posted until December 2014.
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