The Louisiana State Licensing Board (LSLBC) was created in 1956 by Act 233 of the Legislature (La. R.S. 37:2150-2165). The mission and purpose of this agency is the protection of the general public from incompetent and fraudulent acts of a contractor while promoting the integrity of the construction industry. The State Licensing Board for Contractors consists of nineteen (19) Commercial members appointed by the Governor representing all segments of the contracting industry, and five (5) Residential Subcommittee members.