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I am at a loss on where to find comprehensive information on rules, regulations and laws that govern Automotive Body Repair in the state of Louisiana.  I have done extensive searches on the internet and made numerous phone calls in search of anyone thats knowledgeable in this area.  Is there anyone on this site that can lead me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance for any information.

Yvonne 

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