2023 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
Title 37 - Professions and Occupations
§37:3105. Auction regulations generally

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 37:3105 (2023)

RS 37:3105 - Auction regulations generally

A. No person, firm, auction house, or corporation, or combination thereof shall sell, dispose of, or offer for sale at public auction or cause or permit to be sold, disposed of, or offered for sale at any public auction any property of whatsoever nature unless said auction is conducted by a duly licensed auctioneer and if such sale takes place at an auction house, by a duly licensed auction house, if the owner of the auction house is not a licensed auctioneer.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person, firm or corporation, or combination thereof, may sell, dispose of, or offer for sale at any public auction any property of whatever nature without the necessity of any other license, provided that the auction is conducted by a person who is a duly licensed Louisiana auctioneer or Louisiana livestock auctioneer or Louisiana apprentice auctioneer working under the supervision of a Louisiana licensed auctioneer, whichever is applicable, or otherwise meets the exceptions in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.

C. Auction houses which conduct business solely through internet-based platforms are not required to employ a licensed auctioneer to call the auction. Any live, real-time, or simulcast auction is required to employ a licensed auctioneer to call the live, real-time, or simulcast auction.

D. Auction houses which conduct any auction through an internet-based platform are responsible for the actions of that platform and its employees or agents in the conduct of that auction.

Added by Acts 1983, No. 508, §5. Acts 1986, No. 564, §1, eff. July 2, 1986; Acts 1993, No. 584, §1; Acts 1997, No. 923, §1; Acts 2020, No. 327, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.

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