EXECUTIVE ORDER KBB 05-51

Emergency Occupation of Hotel and Motel Rooms : Katrina and Rita
Amends Executive Order No. KBB 2005-24


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-24, issued on September 1, 2005, stated that no evacuee shall be replaced by a non-evacuee as long as the evacuee currently occupying a hotel or motel room is able to pay the nightly rates, including applicable taxes, or is able to guarantee payment through appropriate insurance coverage or by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 53 KBB 2005, issued on September 20, 2005, proclaimed a state of emergency due to Hurricane Rita; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. KBB 2005-24 in order to include those parishes affected by Hurricane Rita;

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 3 of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-24, issued on September 1, 2005, is amended as follows:

The attorney general, state police, and local governmental authorities are authorized to ensure compliance with this Order for the amount of time the state of Louisiana remains in a state of emergency pursuant to Proclamation No. 48 KBB 2005, as amended by 54 KBB 2005; or Proclamation No. 53 KBB 2005;

SECTION 2: All other sections of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-24, issued on September 1, 2005, 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SECTION 3 This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law prior to such time.

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 27th day of September, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Al Ater
Secretary of State