BJ 09-10

Office of Community Programs—Amend Executive Order No. BJ 08-34

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. BJ 08-34, issued on August 22, 2008, established the Office of Community Programs within the Office of the Governor; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. BJ 08-34 to reflect programmatic changes and recent legislation;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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: Section 2 of Executive Order No. BJ 08-34, issued on August 22, 2008, is amended to provide as follows:

The Office shall be composed of the following agencies and divisions of the Office of the Governor:

A. Office of Disability Affairs (R.S. 46:2581, et seq.);

B. Office of Elderly Affairs (R.S. 46:931, et seq.);

C. Office of Indian Affairs (R.S. 46:2301, et seq.);

D. Louisiana State Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Net [R.S. 17:1979 and R.S. 36.4(R)];

E. Office of Louisiana Youth for Excellence (Executive Order No. BJ 2009-9);

F. Governor's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities;

G. Drug Policy Board (R.S. 49:219.1, et seq.);

H. Office on Women’s Policy (R.S. 46:2521, et seq.);

I. Children’s Cabinet (R.S. 46:2602, et seq.); and

J. Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission (R.S. 3:2364).

SECTION 2: Subsection 5(B) of Executive Order No. BJ 2008-34 is amended to read as follows:

The executive director shall be the appointing authority and budget authority for all the agencies, divisions, and/or programs of the Office of the Governor listed in Section 2 and Section 3 of this Order, with the exception of the Office of Elderly Affairs.

SECTION 3: All other sections, subsections, and/or paragraphs of Executive Order No. BJ 08-34 shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 4: 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of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 13th day of July, 2009.

Bobby Jindal

Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State