WHEREAS: it is the philosophy of this administration to eliminate the duplicative agencies of state government, to make government more efficient; and
WHEREAS: other agencies and divisions within state government perform duties and responsibilities similar to those being performed by the Office of Business Advocacy;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: Executive Order MJF 96-19, which created and established the Office of Business Advocacy, is hereby terminated.
SECTION 2: The compilation of the list of nominees for one of the eight seats on the Tangipahoa River Task Force, formerly performed by the Office of Permits and/or the Office of Permits and /or the Office of Business Advocacy, shall be performed by a member of the executive staff, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 3: The provisions of the Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated or rescinded by the Governor or terminated by operation of law.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 the 8th day of November, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State