WHEREAS, the Act amended R.S. 15:574.2(A)(3) to change the annual salaries of the chairman, vice-chairman, and members of the Board from a pre-fixed amount to an amount "authorized by executive order of the governor" which is subject to the statutory limits provided in R.S. 15:574.2(A)(3); and
WHEREAS, R.S. 15:574.2(A)(3), as amended, provides that the Board's chairman shall receive an annual salary not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), vice-chairman shall receive an annual salary not to exceed ($47,000), and members shall receive an annual salary not to exceed forty-four thousand dollars ($44,000);
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: Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:574.2(A)(3), as amended by Act No. 900 of the 1999 Regular Legislative Session, effective August 15, 1999, the following annual salaries are authorized for the chairman, vice-chairman, and members of the Board of Parole (hereafter "Board"):
SECTION 2: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the implementation of the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 3: The provisions of this Order shall be retroactive to August 15, 1999, and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 17th day of August, 1999.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State