EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-06

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-06

Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6, signed on February 16, 2000, established the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission (hereafter "Commission");

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 2000-54, issued on December 1, 2000, amended Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6 to add additional members to the Commission 1 and to amend ancillary provisions;

WHEREAS, it is again necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2000-54, in order to add additional members to the Commission and to amend ancillary provisions;

NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of theauthority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 3 of Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6, signed on February 16, 2000, is amended to provide as follows:

Commencing March 15, 2001, and on each February 15th thereafter, the Commission shall submit a detailed annual report to the governor, through the Office of Women's Services, which addresses the issues set forth in Section 2 of this Order.

SECTION 2: Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6 is amended to provide as follows:

The Commission shall consist of the following twenty- seven (27) members who, unless specified, shall be appointed by the governor and serve at his pleasure:

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

B. The commissioner of administration, or the commissioner's designee;

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

D. The secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the secretary's designee;

E. The secretary of the Department of Labor, or the secretary's designee;

F. The secretary of the Department of Social Services, or the secretary's designee;

G. The commissioner of Higher Education, or the commissioner's designee;

H. The executive director of the Children's Cabinet, Office of the Governor, or the executive director's designee;

I. The executive director of the Office of Women's Services, Office of the Governor, or the executive director's designee;

J. The executive director of the Office of Elderly Affairs, Office of the Governor, or the executive director's designee;

K. The superintendent of the Department of Education, or the superintendent's designee;

L. Five (5) members of the Women's Legislative Caucus; and

M. Eleven (11) Louisiana women who have significant academic and/or professional expertise in one (1) or more of the following areas:

1. business or industry,

2. economics,

3. education,

4. demographics,

5. public health,

6. law, or

7. social science and/or social work.

SECTION 3: Section 8 of Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6 is amended to provide as follows:

1. Commission members shall not receive additional compensation or a per diem for serving on the Commission.

2. Commission members who are an employee or an elected public official of the state of Louisiana may seek reimbursement of travel expenses, in accordance with PPM 49, from their employing and/or elected department, agency, and/or office.

SECTION 4: All other paragraphs, sections, and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 2000-6 shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 5: Executive Order No. MJF 2000-8, signed on March 1, 2000, and Executive Order No. MJF 2000-54, signed on December 1, 2000, are terminated and rescinded.

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 9th day of February, 2001.

1 Executive Order No. MJF 2000-8, issued on March 1, 2000, (hereafter "MJF 2000-8") also increased the membership of the Commission. However, the provisions of MJF 2000-8 were included in Executive Order No. MJF 2000-54 and, therefore, MJF 2000-8 was terminated and rescinded.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State