BJ 12-21

Vehicle Expenditure Freeze

WHEREAS,   pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 5 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, as amended, the Governor may issue executive orders which limit the expenditure of funds by the various agencies in the executive branch of State government (hereafter “vehicle expenditure freeze”); and
WHEREAS,   the State must always be fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars.
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:  No department, agency, and/or budget unit of the executive branch of the State of Louisiana, unless specifically exempted with the written approval of the Commissioner of Administration, shall make any expenditure of funds related to the acquisition or long term leasing of new and/or used vehicles; this shall not affect the ability of those bodies to utilize the vehicle rental contract, without the approval of the commissioner, when necessary to conduct official State business.
SECTION 2:  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 in the implementation of the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 3:  This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect through June 30, 2013, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.
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 4th day of October, 2012.

Bobby Jindal

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State