EXECUTIVE ORDER 04-09

Louisiana NFL Stadium Advisory Commission
( Transferred to LSED)


WHEREAS, the Louisiana NFL Stadium Advisory Commission (hereafter "Commission") was established by Executive Order No. MJF 2001-28, issued on July 25, 2001, as an advisory commission charged with the duties of compiling and evaluating factual data on the development of a new National Football League stadium, or re-engineering or renovating the Louisiana Superdome for a competitive home stadium environment for the New Orleans Saints, (collectively hereafter "stadium options") and identifying funding sources to cover the cost of each of the stadium options, identifying the terms, conditions, and funding sources of short and long-term inducement packages to accompany the stadium options, and submitting a report and recommendation to the governor and the Louisiana Legislature on the stadium options no later than January 15, 2003;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 2001-28, issued on July 25, 2001, was amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2001-32, issued on August 21, 2001, to include members of the Board of Commissioners of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District in its composition; and

WHEREAS, the best interests of the citizens of the state of Louisiana would be served by transferring the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Commission to the Board of Commissioners of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District in its capacity as statutory advisor to the governor and the state of Louisiana with respect to the Louisiana Superdome;

NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, 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 duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Commission are hereby transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District and all references to the Commission shall refer to the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (hereafter "LSED").

SECTION 2: Section 2(E) of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-28, issued on July 25, 2001, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2001-32, issued on August 21, 2001, is amended to provide as follows:

On or before June 1, 2004, the LSED shall submit a report and recommendations to the governor and the Louisiana legislature on the stadium options and inducement packages and other matters as contemplated by the Memorandum of Understanding dated September 25, 2001, between the state of Louisiana and the New Orleans Saints.

SECTION 3: Sections 3 through 7 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-28, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2001-32, are hereby rescinded and terminated.

SECTION 4: All other sections, subsections, and/or paragraphs of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-28, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2001-32, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 5: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the LSED in implementing the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 6: 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 18th day of May, 2004.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State