Call for Meetings of State Mineral and Energy Board
WHEREAS, the State Mineral and Energy Board, created and established by Act No. 93 of the 1936 Regular Legislative Session, La. R.S. 30:121 et seq. , meets at the call of the governor pursuant to the provisions of La. R.S. 30:123;
WHEREAS, the customary meeting schedule for the State Mineral and Energy Board is impracticable at times, due to holidays, special events, and/or special circumstances; and
WHEREAS, it is essential to the functioning of government that the State Mineral and Energy Board be able to reschedule or cancel meetings expeditiously in a time of crisis, special event, or special circumstance.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, 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: The regular scheduled meetings of the State Mineral Board (hereafter "Board") shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month for the granting of oil, gas, and mineral leases, and such other business as may properly come before the Board.
SECTION 2: Upon obtaining approval of the Board, the chair of the Board is authorized to issue for the Governor the call of a meeting of the Board scheduled for a date other than the second Wednesday of a month, when a meeting on the second Wednesday is impracticable because a holiday or other special event falls on that date.
SECTION 3: Upon obtaining the approval of the Board, the chair of the Board is authorized to issue for the Governor the call of a meeting of the Board that is in addition to the Board's monthly meeting, when special circumstances necessitate that an additional meeting be held.
SECTION 4: During a declaration of emergency, the chair of the Board is hereby delegated the Governor's authority to cancel, reschedule, or consolidate any Board meeting and is also hereby authorized to issue for the Governor the call of a special meeting of the Board that is in addition to the Board's monthly meeting.
SECTION 5: When special circumstances necessitate and when it is impracticable for a quorum of the Board to meet to grant the Chair the appropriate authority, the Chair of the Board is hereby delegated the Governor's authority to cancel, reschedule, or consolidate any Board meeting.
SECTION 6: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Board in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 7: 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 city of Baton Rouge, on this 28th day of June, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State