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Louisiana Abolishes State Radio and Television Technicians Board

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2008 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) today announced the Governor of Louisiana signed into law H.B. 1372, which provides for the abolition of the State Radio and Television Technicians Board.

The bill completely abolishes the board and all its licensing and regulating functions. Individuals installing satellite systems within the state will no longer be required to hold the television technicians license.

Prior to its removal, the board was responsible for administering the state licensing requirements for individuals installing satellite systems, as well as businesses that repair radios, televisions and related devices.

H.B. 1372 is a housekeeping measure designed to remove or alter the function of defunct or inactive boards, commissions, political subdivisions, authorities and like entities. In total, the bill affected 18 such entities.

The force of the bill takes effect August 15, 2008.

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