Termination of Specified Executive Orders
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2016, issued on August 12, 2016, and continued by Proclamation No. 127 JBE 2016, declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana due to the heavy rain and flooding;
WHEREAS, the federal government has issued a major disaster declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act due to the widespread damage caused by the flooding;
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, La. R.S. 29:721 et seq., confers upon the Governor of the State of Louisiana emergency powers to deal with emergencies and disasters, including those caused by fire, flood, earthquake or other natural or manmade causes, in order to ensure that preparations of this State will be adequate to deal with such emergencies or disasters and to preserve the lives and property of the people of the State of Louisiana;
WHEREAS, pursuant to this authority, the following non-exhaustive list of Executive Orders were issued: JBE 16-52, concerning temporary suspension of licensure requirements for emergency medical technicians; JBE 16-54, concerning the use of state vehicles during an emergency; JBE 16-55 concerning emergency procedures for conducting state business; JBE 16-56, declaring a state of emergency in East Baton Rouge Parish; and JBE 16-59, concerning temporary suspension of licensure requirements for medical professionals and personnel licensed out-of-state; and
WHEREAS, there is no longer a need to continue certain specific emergency orders.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: I hereby terminate Executive Orders JBE 16-52, JBE 16-54, JBE 16-55, JBE 16-56 and JBE 16-59, effective immediately.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 1th day of October, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State