EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-04

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-04

Computer Systems Year 2000 Compliant


WHEREAS: Executive Order MJF 96-50, signed on October 17, 1996, announced the policy of the State of Louisiana for year 2000 compliance by July 1, 1999; and

WHEREAS: it is necessary to amend various provisions in Executive Order MJF 96-50;

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: Section 1 of Executive Order MJF 96-50 is amended to provide as follows:

Any contract for the purchase or acquisition of computer hardware, software, firmware product, data processing service, information system and/or custom computer item, in excess of $5,000, by any state agency, commission, board, entity, or department (hereafter "state agency"), shall include a provision that any such item(s) or services(s) purchased or acquired shall be "year 2000 compliant" on or before July 1, 1999.

SECTION 2: Section 2 of Executive Order MJF 96-50 is amended to provide as follows:

  • A. The term "year 2000 compliant" as used in this Order means the hardware, software, firmware product, data processing service, information system, and/or custom computer item (hereafter "product"), when used properly, shall accurately process, provide, and/or receive date data before, during, or after January 1, 2000.

  • B. When interpreting the foregoing definition, the following illustrative rules shall apply:

  • 1. A system means two or more specific listed products that a contract designates are to perform together. The specific listed products need not be purchased at the same time or from the same vendor, and may include products already owned by the state agency.
  • 2. If a contract indicates that specific listed products are performing or shall perform as a system, then such products shall accurately process, provide, exchange, and/or receive date data before, during, or after January 1, 2000.
  • SECTION 3: Section 3 of Executive Order MJF 96-50 is amended to provide as follows: The provisions of this Order shall not apply to any contract perfected or entered into prior to October 17, 1996.

    SECTION 4: All other Sections and Subsections of Executive Order MJF 96-50 shall remain in full force and effect.

    SECTION 5: 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 fixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 22nd day of January, 1998.

    M.J. "Mike" Foster
    Governor

    ATTEST BY
    THE GOVERNOR
    Fox McKeithen
    Secretary of State