EXECUTIVE ORDER
KBB 07-34

2007 Carry-Forward Bond Allocation
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency


WHEREAS, pursuant to the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and Act 51 of the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (hereafter " Act " ), Executive Order No. KBB 2005- 12 was issued to establish:

(1) a method for allocating bonds subject to private activity bond volume limits, including the method of allocating bonds subject to the private activity bond volume limits for the calendar year of 2007 (hereafter " the 2007 Ceiling " );

(2) the procedure for obtaining an allocation of bonds under the 2007 Ceiling; and

(3) a system of central record keeping for such allocations;

WHEREAS, Section 4(H) of KBB 2005-12 provides that if the ceiling for a calendar year exceeds the aggregate amount of bonds subject to the private activity bond volume limit issued during the year by all issuers, by executive order, the governor may allocate the excess amount to issuers or an issuer for use as a carry-forward for one or more carry-forward projects permitted under the Act;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2007-22, issued on October 2, 2007, allocated twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) from the 2007 Ceiling to the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, but three hundred twelve thousand, twenty-two dollars ($312,022) was returned unused to the 2007 Ceiling;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2007-25, issued on October 29, 2007, allocated fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) from the 2007 Ceiling to the Hammond-Tangiapahoa Home Mortgage Authority for Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, but the entire allocation of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) was returned unused to the 2007 Ceiling;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2007-26, issued on October 29, 2007, allocated fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) from the 2007 Ceiling to the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority for Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, but twenty-four million, eight hundred thousand dollars ($24,800,000) was returned unused to the 2007 Ceiling;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2007-29, issued on November 6, 2007, allocated forty-two million dollars ($42,000,000) from the 2007 Ceiling to the East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority for Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, but the entire allocation of forty-two million dollars ($42,000,000) was returned unused to the 2007 Ceiling;

WHEREAS, the governor desires to allocate eighty-two million, one hundred thirty-two thousand, twenty-two dollars ($82,132,022) of the excess 2007 Ceiling as a carry-forward for a project which is permitted and eligible under the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 146(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and in accordance with the request for a carry-forward filed by the designated issuer, excess private activity bond volume limit under the 2007 Ceiling is hereby allocated to the following issuer, for the following carry-forward project, and in the following amount:

Issuer

Carry-Forward Project

Carry-Forward Amount

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency

Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond Program

$82,132,022

SECTION 2: All references in this Order to the singular shall include the plural, and all plural references shall include the singular.

SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain 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 the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 21 st day of December, 2007.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State