Urban Search and Rescue Commission ― Amends Executive Order No. KBB 05-05
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-5, issued on February 23, 2005, created the Urban Search and Rescue Commission (hereafter "Commission") designed to organize an urban search and rescue team, coordinate the team’s training, and authorize the team’s acquisition of necessary equipment;
WHEREAS, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has designated the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (hereafter "Department") as the state agency whose primary responsibility is search and rescue, in accordance with the state’s emergency operations plan; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to expand the membership of the Commission to provide for representation by the Department;
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 Section 3 of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-5, issued on February 23, 2005, is amended as follows:
The Commission shall be composed of thirteen (13) members who, unless otherwise specified, shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. The membership of the Commission shall be selected as follows:
A. The superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, or the superintendent’s designee;
B. The adjutant general of Louisiana, or the adjutant general’s designee;
C. The secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, or the secretary’s designee;
D. One (1) representative of each of the nine (9) fire districts nominated by the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association; and
E. One (1) representative of the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association.
SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2005‑5, issued on February 23, 2005, shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 15th day of February, 2006.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State