JBE 18-13

Governor’s Justice Reinvestment Implementation Oversight Council Amending Executive Order JBE 17-33

WHEREAS,  the Governor’s Justice Reinvestment Implementation Oversight Council (hereafter Council), was established and created within the executive department, Office of the Governor through Executive Order Number JBE 17-33 on December 11, 2017;

WHEREAS,  the Council is required to submit to the Governor an annual report on or before December 31, 2018, and each subsequent year, outlining the review of the Justice Reinvestment Implementation plan created by the Louisiana Department of Corrections & Public Safety (LDOC); and

WHEREAS,  it is necessary to amend Executive Order Number JBE 17-33.

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: Section 4 of Executive Order Number JBE 17-33, issued on December 11, 2017, as amended by Executive Order Number JBE 18-01 on January 4, 2018, is hereby further amended as follows:

The Council shall be inter-branch and bipartisan, composed of no more than seventeen (17) at-large members, including representatives of criminal justice agencies and legislators, designated by the Governor and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. A majority of the members designated by the Governor shall establish a quorum.

SECTION 2:  This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated or rescinded by the Governor.

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 24th day of April, 2018.

John Bel Edwards

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State