WHEREAS: the Council is required by statute to meet at least once in each quarter of each year or upon the call of its Chair or the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor; and
WHEREAS: Council members do not receive compensation or a per diem for their attendance at meetings;
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: As R.S. 23:103, the statute which creates the Council, does not provide for compensation for its members, the members of the Council shall not receive any compensation or a per diem for their services or for their attendance at meetings. Nonetheless, contingent on the availability of funds, the actual travel expenses of the members for their attendance at meetings may be reimbursed in accordance with state guidelines and procedures, and upon the approval of the Commissioner of Administration.
SECTION 2: The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 17th day of October, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State