Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority
WHEREAS, the Act that originated as House Bill 1069 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session, known as the Louisiana Intrastate Rail Compact Act, authorizes parishes and municipalities to form and incorporate a Compact through the adoption of a resolution by the governing authority;
WHEREAS, such a Compact is authorized toconstruct and operate transit way facilities along a transit corridor within the state of Louisiana with the prior express written consent of the affected governing bodies after a public hearing;
WHEREAS, the Act identifies a Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority in state government but does not define the Authority or its relationship to such a Compact;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to further identify who will act pursuant to the authority delegated to the Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority;
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: Any compact formed by a group of parishes and municipalities pursuant to the Act that originated as House Bill 1069 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session is hereby designated as the Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority with all of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities vested to this entity within the Act.
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 2nd day of July, 2010.
Secretary of State