EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-26

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-26

Executive Department - Expenditure Reduction Order


WHEREAS, the Casino Gaming Proceeds Fund (hereafter "Fund") is a dedicated fund established by LSA- R.S. 27:270(B)(1);

WHEREAS, Act No. 21 of the 2000 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature appropriates sums from the Fund for capital outlay;

WHEREAS, the governor has been notified by the commissioner of administration that the total appropriations from the Fund will exceed the official revenue forecast for the Fund due to the enactment of Act 1 of the 2001 1st Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature, and an expenditure reduction is necessary to prevent the occurrence of a cash deficit;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 5 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Act No. 21 of the 2000 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, and other provisions of law, the governor may issue executive orders which limit the expenditure of funds by the various agencies in the executive branch of state government upon notification that a projected deficit exists in a dedicated fund; and

WHEREAS, the interests of the citizens of the state of Louisiana are best served by the implementation of prudent money management practices in the form of an expenditure reduction of certain appropriations derived directly or indirectly from the Fund;

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

SECTION 1: The following departments, agencies, and/or budget units of the executive branch of the state of Louisiana, as described in and/or funded by appropriations derived directly or indirectly from the Casino Gaming Proceeds Fund, through Act No. 21 of the 2000 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, shall reduce their expenditures, in the amounts shown below:

Executive Department
    1) Budget Unit 01-107 Division of Administration a) Capitol Complex Acquisitions, Demolition, Sitework, Construction and Renovation of Facilities
b) Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund
$ 3,818,156.59

$ 3,000,000.00

    2) Budget Unit 08-419 Office of State Police Automated Fingerprint Identification System Acquisition $ 1,185,705.00
    3) Budget Unit 19-600 Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors Major Repairs and Reroofing, and Life Safety Code Citation Corrections to Campus Buildings, Planning and Construction $ 889,594.02
    4) Budget Unit 19-615 Southern University Board of Supervisors Major Repairs and Reroofing, and Life Safety Code Citation Corrections to Campus Buildings, Planning and Construction $ 212,960.00
    5) Budget Unit 19-620 University of Louisiana Board of Trustees Major Repairs and Reroofing and Life Safety Code Citation Corrections to Campus Buildings, Planning and Construction $ 739,652.00
    6) Budget Unit 19-671 Board of Regents for Higher Education Library, Instructional and Scientific Equipment Acquisition $ 3,999,220.30
    7) Budget Unit 19-681 Subgrantee Assistance K-12 Classroom-based Technology $ 2,500,000.00
    8) Budget Unit 19-649 Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors Campus Master Planning $ 254,400.00
    Total Expenditure Reduction $16,599,687.91

SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect through June 30, 2001, unless 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 20th day of June, 2001.

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

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State