Emergency Authority for Call of Meetings of the State Mineral Board
WHEREAS, the State Mineral Board, created and established by Act No. 93 of the 1936 Regular Legislative Session, R.S. 30:121, et seq., meets at the call of the Governor pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 30:123;
WHEREAS, the customary meeting schedule for the State Mineral Board is impracticable at times, due to holidays, special events, and/or special circumstances;
WHEREAS, the widespread damage occasioned by Hurricane Gustav has made impracticable the call of certain meetings of the State Mineral Board; and
WHEREAS, it is essential to the functioning of government that the State Mineral Board be able to reschedule or cancel its meetings expeditiously in a time of crisis, special event, or special circumstances;
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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 : During a declaration of emergency, the Chair of the Board is hereby delegated the Governor's authority to cancel, reschedule, or consolidate any Board meeting.
SECTION 2: During a declaration of emergency, the Chair of the Board is also hereby authorized to issue for the Governor the call of a special meeting of the Board that is in addition to the Board's monthly meeting, when special circumstances necessitate that an additional meeting be held and when it is impracticable for a quorum of the Board to meet to make such a call.
SECTION 3: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Board and its Chair in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 4: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
SECTION 5: The provisions of Order BJ 2008-31 shall remain in effect, except as otherwise amended or modified herein.
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 4th day of September, 2008.
Secretary of State