EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-30
EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-30
Governor's Board On Military Issues
WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana has a vital interest
in the installations and/or units of the armed forces of the
United States located within the state, in the Louisiana
Military Department, and in the concerns of the military
personnel, active, reserve, veteran, and/or retired, and their
families who reside in Louisiana (hereafter "military");
WHEREAS, the Governor's Military Advisory
Commission, recreated by Executive Order No. MJF 96-12,
issued on May 22, 1996, (hereafter "commission") was
created to serve as a coordinating body and a forum for the
military regarding state government related issues and to act
as a liaison between the military and civilians regarding
local government, private business, and civilian concerns;
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of
the state of Louisiana to abolish the commission by
rescinding Executive Order No. MJF 96-12, and replace it
with a board assigned expanded duties and objectives;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR.,
Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority
vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of
Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Governor's Board on Military
Issues (hereafter "Board") is established within the executive
department, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 2: The duties and objectives of the Board
include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
SECTION 3: The Board shall submit semi-annual
reports to the governor, on January 1st and July 1st,
regarding the status of and/or progress achieved on the
issues addressed in Section 2 of this Order.
SECTION 5: The Governor shall appoint the chair of
the Board from its membership. All other officers shall be
elected by the membership of the Board.
SECTION 6: The Board shall meet at regularly
scheduled quarterly meetings, and at the call of the chair.
SECTION 7: Support staff for the Board and facilities
for its meetings shall be provided by the Louisiana
Department of the Military.
SECTION 8: Board members shall not receive
additional compensation, a per diem, or travel expenses from
the Office of the Governor for their service on the Board.
SECTION 9: All departments, commissions, boards,
agencies, and officers of the state, or any political
subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate
with the Board in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 10: Executive Order No. MJF 96-12, signed
on May 22, 1996, is terminated and rescinded.
SECTION 11: 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
1st day of September, 2000.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State