WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2004-7, issued on May 14, 2004, rescinded the position of Vice-chair within the Board of Parole (hereafter "the Board") as directed in Executive Order No. MJF 97-17, issued on March 11, 1997;
WHEREAS, the Board, created within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections by R.S. 15:574.2, consists of seven (7) members appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Governor;
WHEREAS, R.S. 15:574.2 (A)(1) only provides for the position of Chairman of the Board (hereafter "Chair"); and
WHEREAS, in order for the Board to function more effectively, it is again necessary to create a position of Vice-chair;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, 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: The position of Vice-chair of the Board of Parole is hereby created. The Governor shall select the Vice-chair from its membership.
SECTION 2: The Vice-chair shall not receive any compensation in addition or supplemental to the annual salary for members of the Board set forth in R.S. 15:574.2 (A)(3).
SECTION 3: The Vice-chair shall preside in the absence of the Chair and shall, in addition to such other duties assigned by the Governor, be responsible for developing and administering the schedule of parole hearings in accordance with R.S. 15:574.4 (B)(1), and preparing for the Board, for its adoption, such rules, regulations, and procedures deemed necessary and proper to facilitate the effective operation of the Board.
SECTION 4: The Chair and the Vice-chair shall work with the Governor's Executive Counsel and Assistant Executive Counsel in accomplishing the duties set forth in Section 3 of this Order.
SECTION 5: Executive Order No. KBB 2004-7, issued on May 14, 2004, is rescinded.
SECTION 6: The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 2nd day of July, 2004.
Secretary of State