Bond Allocation Louisiana Public Facilities Authority

WHEREAS,���pursuant to the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and Act 51 of the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, Executive Order No. MJF 96-25, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2000-15, was issued to establish: (1) a method for allocating bonds subject to private activity bond volume limits, including the method of allocating bonds subject to the private activity bond volume limits for the calendar year of 2003 (hereafter "the 2003 Ceiling"); (2) the procedure for obtaining an allocation of bonds under the 2003 Ceiling; and (3) a system of central record keeping for such allocations; and

WHEREAS,���the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority has requested an allocation from the 2003 Ceiling to finance student loans which, if the student meets certain timely payment requirements, will have interest rates below the interest rates established by the United States Department of Education and which (1) have been made (a) to residents of the state of Louisiana attending a post- secondary school located within or without the state of Louisiana, or (b) to an out-of-state resident attending a post-secondary school located within the state of Louisiana; (2) are guaranteed; (3) are "eligible student loans" within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965; and (4) meet certain additional requirements under the financing documents, in accordance with the provisions of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., 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:���The bond issue, as described in this Section, shall be and is hereby granted an allocation from the private activity bond volume limits for the calendar year of 2003 as follows:

$67,200,000 Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Student Loan Revenue Bonds

SECTION 2:���The granted allocation shall be used only for the bond issue described in Section 1 and for the general purpose set forth in the "Application for Allocation of a Portion of the State of Louisiana Private Activity Bond Ceiling" submitted in connection with the bond issue described in Section 1.

SECTION 3:���The granted allocation shall be valid and in full force and effect through the end of 2003, provided that such bonds are delivered to the initial purchasers thereof on or before September 2, 2003.

SECTION 4:���All references in this Order to the singular shall include the plural, and all plural references shall include the singular.

SECTION 5:���The undersigned certifies, under penalty of perjury, that the granted allocation was not made in consideration of any bribe, gift, or gratuity, or any direct or indirect contribution to any political campaign. The undersigned also certifies that the granted allocation meets the requirements of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION 6:���This Order is 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 4th day of June, 2003.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State