WHEREAS: the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement has been created within the Office of the Governor to operate as a forum on drug abuse issues and to coordinate drug abuse projects;
WHEREAS: two-thirds of Louisiana's public, private, and parochial school systems have executed written agreements with law enforcement agencies to implement a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program; and
WHEREAS: the D.A.R.E. Program is a nationally recognized and copyrighted drug education effort with specific criteria for implementation which requires strict replication of the parent project;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Louisiana D.A.R.E. Advisory Board (hereafter "Board") is re-established and continued within the Executive Department, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 2: The Board shall consist of 13 members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Membership of the Board shall be composed as follows:
SECTION 3: The Chair of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor.
SECTION 4: The Board shall develop, promote, monitor and evaluate the D.A.R.E. Program throughout the State of Louisiana, and shall serve as an advisory body to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement regarding the performance of its duties in relation to the D.A.R.E. Program.
SECTION 5: No member of the Board shall receive compensation, a per diem, or reimbursement of personal expenses incurred as a result of the performance of their duties pursuant to this Order.
SECTION 6: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state or of any political subdivision thereof are authorized and directed to cooperate in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 7: The provisions of this Order shall be effective upon signature of the Governor and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or until terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 20th day of September, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State