EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-9

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-9

Interstate 49 South Project Task Force


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

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 98-10, signed on March 11, 1998, extended the time period for the Task Force to submit its report to the governor and Executive Order No. MJF 98-34,1 signed on July 14, 1998, altered the composition of the membership of the Task Force; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 97-38, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-10 and MJF 98-34,2 in order to provide an additional secondary duty for 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 97-38, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-10 and MJF 98-34,3 is amended to provide for an additional secondary duty in subsection 3(B) as follows:

A. The phase I secondary duty of the Task Force shall be to prepare documentation, suitable for submission to the members of the State of Louisiana's United States Congressional Delegation, which documents the reasons for the United States Congress to designate U.S. 90, between the Westbank Expressway in New Orleans and I-10 in Lafayette, as an interstate route through South Louisiana.

B. The phase II secondary duty of the Task Force shall be to meet quarterly to review and report to the governor on the progress of the I-49 South Project.

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 98-34, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: Executive Order No. MJF 98-29, signed on May 26, 1998, is terminated and rescinded.

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of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

1 Executive Order No. MJF 98-29, signed on May 26, 1998, also altered the composition of the Task Force. However, that Order is terminated and rescinded in Section 3 of this Order. 2 See note 1. 3 See note 1.

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 16th day of March, 1999.

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

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State