WHEREAS: the federal government provides financial assistance to the state to improve the operational effectiveness of their drug and violent crime control efforts; for example, through the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C.A. 13701 et seq., and the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant Program, 42 U.S.C.A. 3751 et seq.; and
WHEREAS: the State of Louisiana utilizes a single coordinating board to administer these federal assistance programs, to serve as a communication forum, and to facilitate the coordination of drug abuse and violent crime projects within the state;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board (hereafter "Board") is re-established and continued within the Executive Department, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 2: The Board shall consist of 15 members to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Membership of the Board shall be composed as follows:
SECTION 3: The Governor shall select the Chair of the Board from its membership.
SECTION 4: The duties and the functions of the Board shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
SECTION 5: The members of the Board shall not receive compensation, or a per diem for their services or attendance at meetings. In addition, the members shall not be reimbursed for any travel or personal expenses incurred as a result of their performance of board duties.
SECTION 6: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Board 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shall be effective upon signature of the Governor and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or until terminated by operation of law.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 2nd day of October, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State