EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-61

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-61

Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 2001-19, issued on April 6, 2001, established the Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family (hereafter "Commission"); and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 2001-19 to increase the membership of the Commission and change the provisions on the annual reporting date and on other ancillary matters;

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 2001-19, issued on April 6, 2001, is amended to provide as follows:

Commencing December 31, 2002, and each December 31st thereafter, the Commission shall submit a detailed annual report to the governor which addresses the issues set forth in Section 2 of this Order.

SECTION 2: Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-19 is amended to provide as follows:

With the exception of the members of the Louisiana Legislature, all members of the Commission shall be appointed by the governor. All non-ex-officio members shall serve at the governor's pleasure. The Commission shall consist of a maximum of thirty (30) members selected as follows:
A. The governor, or the governor's designee;
B. The secretary of the Department of Social Services, or the secretary's designee;
C. The secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the secretary's designee;
D. The secretary of the Department of Labor, or the secretary's designee;
E. The commissioner of higher education, or the commissioner's designee;
F. The superintendent of the Department of Education, or the superintendent's designee;
G. The executive director of the Children's Cabinet, Office of the Governor, or the executive director's designee;
H. The executive director of the Office of Women's Services, Office of the Governor, or the executive director's designee;
I. The TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) director, Division of Administration;
J. Two (2) members of the Senate, nominated by the president of the Senate;
K. Two (2) members of the House of Representatives, nominated by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
L. A representative of the Louisiana Coordinating Council on Domestic Violence;
M. A representative of the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission;
N. A member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education;
O. A citizen of the state of Louisiana representing the interests and concerns of two-parent families;
P. A citizen of the state of Louisiana representing the interests and concerns of single- parent families; and
Q. Twelve (12) citizens of the state of Louisiana who have significant academic and/or professional expertise in one (1) or more of the following areas:
1. marriage education and/or marriage skills training;
2. marriage, family and/or juvenile counseling and/or mediation;
3. education;
4. law;
5. public health;
6. sociology, social science, and/or social work; and
7. community programs and/or assistance.

SECTION 3: Section 5 of Executive Order MJF 2001-19 is amended to provide as follows:
The governor shall appoint the co-chairs of the Commission. All other officers, if any, shall be elected by the membership of the Commission.

SECTION 4: All other paragraphs, sections, and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-19 shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 5: 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 20th day of December, 2001.

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

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State