WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2004-16, issued on July 6, 2004, reestablished the position of vice-chair within the Board of Parole (hereafter "the Board");
WHEREAS, the Board, created within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections by R.S. 15:574.2, consists of seven (7) members appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the governor;
WHEREAS, R.S. 15:574.2 (A)(3) provides that the actual salaries of each of the members shall be authorized by executive order; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to modify the duties of the vice-chair of the Board and to authorize the actual salaries of the chair, vice-chair and other members of the Board;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, 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 is hereby created. The governor shall select the vice-chair from its membership.
SECTION 2: The vice-chair shall preside in the absence of the chair and shall, in addition to such other duties assigned by the governor, assist the chair in developing and administering the schedule of parole hearings in accordance with R.S. 15:574.4(B)(1), and assist the chair in the preparation for the Board, for its adoption, such rules, regulations, and procedures deemed necessary and proper to facilitate the effective operation of the Board.
SECTION 3: Members of the Board shall, in accordance with the compensation limits set forth in R.S. 15:574.2(A)(3), receive the following annual salaries:
A. The chair of the Board shall receive an annual salary of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000);
B. The vice-chair of the Board shall receive an annual salary of forty-seven thousand dollars ($47,000);
C. Each of the other members of the Board shall receive an annual salary of forty-four thousand dollars: ($44,000);
D. The chair, vice-chair and other members of the Board shall be reimbursed for necessary travel and other expenses actually incurred in the discharge of his/her duties.
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 2 of this Order.
SECTION 5: Executive Order No. KBB 2004-16, issued on July 6, 2004, is hereby rescinded.
SECTION 6: The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 14th day of January, 2005.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State