Urban Search and Rescue Commission
Amend Executive Order No. KBB 05-5
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 05-5, issued on February 23, 2005, created the Urban Search and Rescue Commission (hereafter "Commission") designed to organize an urban search and rescue team, coordinate the team's training, and authorize the team’s acquisition of necessary equipment;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2006-7, issued on February 15, 2006, increased the membership of the Commission to include representation by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries due to their designation as the primary state agency responsible for search and rescue in accordance with the state’s emergency operation plan; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to expand the membership of the Commission to serve the best interests of the citizens of the state of Louisiana;
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 2005-5, issued on February 23, 2005, as amended by Executive Order No. 2006-7, issued on February 15, 2006, is amended as follows:
A. The Commission shall be composed of fifteen (15) members as follows:
B. The superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, or the superintendent’s designee;
C. The adjutant general of the state of Louisiana, or the adjutant general’s designee;
D. The director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, or the director's designee;
E. The secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, or the secretary’s designee;
F. One (1) representative of each of the ten (10) fire districts appointed by the president of the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association; and
G. The president of the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association, or the president's designee.
SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-5, issued on February 23, 2005, as amended by Executive Order No. KBB 2006-7, issued on February 15, 2006, 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SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 2nd day of June, 2006.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State