EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. MJF 98-34

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. MJF 98-34

Interstate 49 South Project Task Force


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 97-38, signed on September 18, 1997, created and established the Interstate 49 South Project Task Force (hereafter "Task Force");

WHEREAS, Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-10, signed on March 11, 1998, and MJF 98-29, signed on May 26, 1998, added an additional member to the Task Force and extended the time period for the Task Force to submit its report to the governor; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 97-38, as amended, in order to add an additional member to 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: Subsection 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 97-38, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 98-29 is amended to provide as follows:

The Task Force shall be composed of at least twenty-two (22) members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of, the governor. The membership of the Task Force shall be selected as follows:

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

  • B. The secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, or the secretary's designee;

  • C. The chair of the House Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee, or the chair's designee;

  • D. The chair of the Senate Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee, or the chair's designee;

  • E. The Federal Highway Administrator for the state of Louisiana, or the Federal Highway Administrator's designee;

  • F. Representatives from communities located along the span of U.S. 90 between the Westbank Expressway in New Orleans and I-10 in Lafayette;

  • G. Representatives of businesses in South Louisiana;

  • H. Representatives of the Lafayette, Houma, and New Orleans Metropolitan Planning Organizations;

  • I. A representative of farmers, by a person whose principal business is farming; and

  • J. Two (2) at-large members.

  • SECTION 2: All other sections and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 97-38, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-10, and MJF 98-29 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of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 14th day of July, 1998.

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

    ATTEST BY
    THE GOVERNOR
    Fox McKeithen
    Secretary of State