WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 98-11 in order to reestablish the Abstinence Project within the Office of the Governor;
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 1 of Executive Order No. MJF 98-11 is amended to provide as follows:
The Louisiana Abstinence Education Project (hereafter "Abstinence Project") is reestablished within the executive department, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 2: The third unnumbered paragraph in Section 5 of Executive Order No. MJF 98-11 is amended to read as follows:
The state coordinator shall annually submit to the governor, by January 1, a comprehensive report which addresses the fulfillment of the Abstinence Project's goals, as set forth in Section 2 of this Order, and its duties, as defined in Section 3 of this Order. Annual reports shall include all relevant comparative data and information relating to the effectiveness of the Abstinence Project and, based on available data and information, to the comparative effectiveness of the Abstinence Project to the abstinence education projects and/or programs of other states.
SECTION 3: All other sections and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 98-11 shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 4: 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of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 26th day of March, 1999.
M.J. "Mike" Foster
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary of State