WHEREAS: Act 1271 of the 1997 Regular Legislative Session (hereafter "Act 1271"), which became effective upon signature of the Governor on July 15, 1997, amended certain provisions of R.S. 39:291 pertaining to the composition of the membership of the commission and the manner in which its chair is selected; and
WHEREAS: Act 1271 mandates that the initial meeting of the commission shall be called by executive order and that the Governor shall appoint a temporary chair to serve until an election is held;
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: In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:291(d), as amended by Act 1271 of the 1997 Regular Legislative Session, the commissioner of Administration shall temporarily serve as chair of the Louisiana Data Base Commission (hereafter "commission") until the membership of the commission elects a chair.
SECTION 2: The commissioner of Administration, in his capacity as temporary chair, shall call the initial meeting of the commission and shall schedule the meeting to be held prior to September 30, 1997.
SECTION 3: The Division of Administration shall provide the support staff for the commission and the facilities for its initial meeting.
SECTION 4: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Louisiana Data Base Commission in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 5: 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of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 29th day of August, 1997.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State