EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-12

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-12

Governor's Arson Strike Force


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 96-46, signed on October 16, 1996, created and established the Governor's Arson Strike Force (hereafter "Strike Force"); and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the composition of the membership of the Task Force;

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 the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 3 of Executive Order No. MJF 96-46 is amended to provide as follows: The Strike Force shall consist of no more than 20 members who shall be appointed by, and serve at, the pleasure of the governor. The composition of the membership of the Strike Force shall be as follows:

  • A. The state fire marshal, or the state fire marshal's designee;

  • B. The superintendent of the Department of Public Safety, or the superintendent's designee;

  • C. The attorney general, or the attorney general's designee;

  • D. The commissioner of insurance, or the commissioner's designee;

  • E. The assistant secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or the assistant secretary's designee;

  • F. The assistant secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, or the assistant secretary's designee;

  • G. The superintendent of the Orleans Parish Fire Department, or the superintendent's designee;

  • H. The executive director of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, or the executive director's designee;

  • I. The executive director of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association, or the executive director's designee;

  • J. The executive director of the Chiefs of Police Association, or the executive director's designee;

  • K. At least one arson investigator from a private insurance company;

  • L. At least one arson investigator and/or other representative from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms;

  • M. At least one arson investigator and/or other representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

  • N. At least two arson investigators from municipal fire departments within the state of Louisiana; and

  • O. At least one member at-large.
  • SECTION 2: All other section and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 96-46 shall remain in full force and effect.

    SECTION 3: The provisions of this 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 this 20th day of March, 1998.

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

    ATTEST BY
    THE GOVERNOR
    Fox McKeithen
    Secretary of State