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§81.  Issuance of permits to certain persons furnishing services or goods

A.  The board shall issue a permit to any person who provides maritime crew, staff, or maritime services, including consulting services involving maritime issues, directly related to the maintenance and operation of a riverboat.  The person or, if the person is a corporation or firm, an officer of the corporation or firm furnishing such crew or such maritime services shall possess, as a minimum, credentials equivalent to those required by the United States Coast Guard to be licensed as a master, chief engineer, or pilot.  Any person offering to provide maritime crew, staff, or such direct maritime services after October 1, 1999, shall be issued a permit in accordance with the provisions of this Subsection prior to providing such crew, staff, or maritime services to a riverboat.

B.  The provisions of Subsection A of this Section do not apply to any individual who is an employee of the riverboat licensee for whom such services are performed.  Persons required to obtain a permit to provide other services including janitorial, marine architectural, engineering and construction, and dredging shall obtain a permit for such services as otherwise provided for in this Chapter.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:540 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1999, No. 1384, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §1, eff. July 2, 2001.

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