WHEREAS, pursuant to Act No. 541 of the 1976 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, as amended, the state of Louisiana, through the governor, has all power and authority over the management of the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena;
WHEREAS, the state, through the governor and with the legislature's approval, has contracted with a professional management organization for the management of the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena; and
WHEREAS, by letter of October 20, 1998, the governor authorized the professional management organization that manages the Louisiana Superdome to offer the National Football League various financial incentives in the bid for Super Bowl XXXVI;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., 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 professional management organization that manages the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena is authorized to:
SECTION 2: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 1st day of February, 2001.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State