Hurricanes Gustav and Ike Extension of Orders No. BJ 08-77,
No. BJ 08-78, No. BJ 08-79, No. BJ 08-80, No. BJ 08-81,
No. BJ 08-82, No. BJ 2008-83, No. BJ 08-86 and No. BJ 08-90
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, R.S. 29:721, et seq ., confers upon the governor of the state of Louisiana emergency powers to deal with emergencies and disasters, including those caused by fire, flood, earthquake or other natural or man-made causes, to ensure that preparations of this state are adequate to deal with such emergencies or disasters, and to preserve the lives and property of the citizens of the state of Louisiana;
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, R.S. 721, et seq ., a state of emergency was declared August 27, 2008, through Proclamation No. 51 BJ 2008 for Hurricane Gustav;
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, R.S. 721, et seq ., a state of emergency was declared September 7, 2008, through Proclamation No. 52 BJ 2008 for Hurricane Ike; and
WHEREAS, the combined impacts of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike has caused substantial harm, undue burden, and distress to the delivery of emergency services, and it is therefore necessary that certain executive orders issued for Hurricane Gustav be made applicable to Hurricane Ike;
NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL , Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1 : The following executive orders are hereby made applicable and extend through the declaration period for Hurricane Ike:
A. BJ 2008-77 – Emergency Procedures for Conducting State Business;
B. BJ 2008-78 – DOTD Guidelines for Vehicles, Trucks, and Loads;
C. BJ 2008-79 – Hours of Service of Drivers of Telecommunications, Water and/or Wastewater Utility Service Vehicles;
D. BJ 2008-80 – Temporary Housing of Displaced Youth;
E. BJ 2008-81 – Licensed Bed Capacity for Nursing Homes;
F. BJ 2008-82 – Use of State Vehicles to Transport Non-State Employees During Emergency;
G. BJ 2008-83 – Public Health Emergency;
H. BJ 2008-86 – Suspension of Requirements for Special Officer Commissions; and
I. BJ 2008-90 — Emergency Occupation of Hotels and Motels by Utility Restoration Personnel.
SECTION 2: This order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 12th day of September, 2008.
Secretary of State