WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 99-14, issued on March 26, 1999, established the Office of Community Programs within the Office of the Governor; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 99-14, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 99-391, issued on August 18, 1999, to reflect programmatic changes and recent legislation;
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 2 of Executive Order No. MJF 99-14, issued on March 26, 1999, is amended to provide as follows:
1. The Office shall be composed of the following agencies and divisions of the Office of the Governor:
a. Office of Disability Affairs (R.S. 46:2581, et seq.);
b. Office of Elderly Affairs (R.S. 46:931, et seq.);
c. Office of Indian Affairs (R.S. 46:2301, et seq.);
d. Office of Municipal Affairs;
e. Louisiana State Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Net (R.S. 17:1979 and R.S. 36.4(R));
f. Office of Rural Development (R.S. 3:314, et seq.);
g. Louisiana State Troops to Teachers Placement Assistance Program (Memorandum of Agreement dated February 2, 1995);
h. Office of Urban Affairs and Development (Executive Order No. MJF 96-47);
i. Governor's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities; and
j. Drug and Policy Board (R.S. 49:219.1, et seq.).
2. The Office shall also be composed of the following programs and/or services:
a. Domestic violence contract services (R.S. 46:2522(11));
b. Recreational Trails Program;
c. Renewal Community Program;
d. Non-public School Early Childhood Development Program;
e. Delta Regional Authority; and
f. Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission.
SECTION 2: Subsection 4(B) of Executive Order No. MJF 99-14 is amended to read as follows:
The executive director shall be the appointing authority and budget authority for all the agencies, divisions, and programs listed in Section 2 of this Order except the Office of Elderly Affairs.
SECTION 3: Executive Order No. MJF 99-39, issued on August 18, 1999, is terminated and rescinded.
SECTION 4: All other sections, subsections, and/or paragraphs of Executive Order No. MJF 99-14 shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 5: The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 18th day of November, 2003.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State
1 Executive Order No. MJF 99-33, signed on July 9, 1999, transferred an additional division of the Office of the Governor to the Office of Community Programs. Executive Order No. MJF 99-33 was terminated and rescinded by Executive Order No. MJF 99-39.