EXECUTIVE ORDER KBB 05-22

Maritime Advisory Task Force


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2004-55, issued on December 9, 2004, recreated the Maritime Advisory Task Force (hereafter "Task Force") in order to make recommendations on methods of promoting and protecting Louisiana's maritime industry and increasing the state's competitiveness in global maritime markets;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2005-4, issued on February 23, 2005, amended Executive Order No. KBB 2004-55, in order to extend the time period for such Task Force to submit its report to the governor; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. KBB 2004-55 in order to modify the membership of the Task Force;

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: Section 4 of Executive Order No. KBB 2004 - 55, issued on December 9, 2004, as amended by Executive Order No. KBB 2005-4, is amended as follows:

A. The Council shall be composed of four (4) ex-officio members, selected as follows:

1. The governor, or the governor's designee;

2. The secretary of the Department of Economic Development, or the secretary's designee;

3. The chair of the House Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works, or the chair's designee;

4. The chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works, or the chair's designee;

B. The Council shall also be composed of eleven (11) members who shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of the governor, selected as follows:

1. One (1) representative of the shallow draft maritime industry;

2. One (1) representative of the deep draft maritime industry;

3. One (1) representative of the shipyard industry;

4. One (1) representative of the ports on the Mississippi River;

5. One (1) representative of the ports on the Gulf/Intracoastal Canal;

6. One (1) representative of the ports on the Red River;

7. One (1) ship pilot commissioned by the state of Louisiana;

8. One (1) representative of passenger vessels;

9. One (1) representative of the offshore supply industry; and

10. One (1) representative of the fleeting industry;

11. One (1) representative of the United States Coast Guard who shall serve in a non-voting advisory liaison capacity.

SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2004-55, as amended by Executive Order No. 2005-4, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: 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 August, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Al Ater
Secretary of State