EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-14

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-14

Year 2000 Compliant


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 96-50, issued on October 17, 1996, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 98-4, issued on January 22, 1998, ordered all state agencies, commissions, boards, entities, and departments of the state of Louisiana (hereafter "agency") to add a provision that requires year 2000 compliance in all state contracts for the purchase or acquisition of computer, hardware, software, firmware, data processing services, or information systems and/or computer items in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000); to evaluate the impact of the year 2000 transition on their agency's existing computer information systems; and to take corrective action to prevent all potential adverse effects that the year 2000 transition may have on their agency; and

WHEREAS, as the state of Louisiana achieved its goals for year 2000 compliance, it is no longer necessary to apply the mandates of Executive Order No. MJF 96-50, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 98-4, to new state contracts;

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: Section 3 of Executive Order No. MJF 96-50, issued on October 17, 1996, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 98-4, issued on January 22, 1998, is amended to provide as follows:

A. The provisions of this Order shall not apply to any contract perfected or entered into prior to October 17, 1996.

B. The provisions of this Order shall not apply to any contract perfected or entered into after March 15, 2001.

SECTION 2: All other paragraphs, sections, and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 96-50, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 98-4, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate in the implementation of the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 4: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 16th day of March, 2001.

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

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State