WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 2001-49 in order to make ancillary changes to provisions of the executive order;
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 3 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-49 is amended to provide as follows:
By August 1, 2002, the Commission shall submit to the governor a report on the issues set forth in Section 2 of this Order.
SECTION 2: Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-49 is amended to provide as follows:
With the exception of the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate, and/or their designees, all members of the Commission shall be appointed by the governor. All non-ex-officio appointees on the Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The Commission shall be composed of twenty-four (24) members selected as follows:
A. The governor, or the governor's designee;
B. The speaker of the House of Representative, or the speaker's designee;
C. The president of the Senate, or the president's designee;
D. The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, or the secretary's designee;
E. The secretary of the Department of Economic Development, or the secretary's designee;
F. The chair of the State Mineral Board, or the chair's designee;
G. One (1) member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, appointed by the governor;
H. Six (6) members with significant experience in private industry in fields relating to the extraction, production, or distribution of energy, appointed by the governor; and
I. Eleven (11) at-large members, appointed by the governor.
SECTION 3: Section 5 of Executive Order No. MJF 2002-49 is amended to provide as follows:
The governor shall appoint the chair and vice- chair of the Commission. All other officers, if any, shall be elected by the membership of the Commission.
SECTION 4: All other sections, subsections, and/or paragraphs of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-49 shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 5: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
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 7th day of December, 2001.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State