WHEREAS: R.S. 15:574.2 (A)(1) only provides for the position of chairman of the board (hereafter "chair"); and
WHEREAS: in order for the board to function more effectively, it is necessary to create a position of vice-chair;
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 position of vice-chair of the Board of Parole is hereby created. The Governor shall select the vice-chair from its membership.
SECTION 2: The vice-chair shall not receive any compensation in addition or supplemental to the annual salary for members of the board set forth in R.S. 15:574.2 (A)(3).
SECTION 3: The vice-chair shall preside in the absence of the chair and shall, in addition to such other duties assigned by the Governor, be responsible for developing and administering the schedule of parole hearings in accordance with R.S. 15:574.4 (B)(1), and preparing for the board, for its adoption, such rules, regulations, and procedures deemed necessary and proper to facilitate the effective operation of the board.
SECTION 4: The chair and the vice-chair shall work with the Governor's executive counsel and assistant executive counsel in accomplishing the duties set forth in Section 3 of this Order.
SECTION 5: This Order is effective upon signature of the Governor and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 the State of Louisiana at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge on this 11th day of March, 1997.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State