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EXECUTIVE ORDER BJ 10-12
Executive Department―Limited Hiring Freeze
WHEREAS, pursuant to R.S. 42:375, the Governor may issue executive orders which prohibit or regulate the filling of any new or existing vacancies in positions of employment in the executive branch of state government (hereafter "hiring freeze");
WHEREAS, R.S. 39:84 provides authority to the Governor to regulate and control personnel transactions;
WHEREAS, to limit or control the growth in government positions and to prepare for the budget challenges in the ensuing years, prudent fiscal management practices dictate that the best interests of the citizens of the State of Louisiana will be served by the implementation of a hiring freeze in the executive branch of state government to achieve at least a state general fund dollar savings of $20 million;
WHEREAS, higher education plays a vital role for the citizens of our state; and, in addition, higher education in Louisiana has a unique management structure. Recognizing this, the Commissioner of Higher Education shall have the authority to manage the positions within higher education, including the hospitals, within the confines of this Executive Order and any subsequent memorandum issued by the Commissioner of Administration as authorized by this Order limiting the number of Table of Organization (T.O.) and Non-T.O. Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs); and
WHEREAS, due to the critical nature of direct patient care and direct public safety positions, special consideration is given to provide more flexibility to the departments in hiring these positions;
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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: No vacancy in an existing or new position of employment within the executive branch of state government that exists on or occurs after the effective date of this order shall be filled which would in any manner, decrease, or in the case of Non-T.O. FTEs increase, the number of such frozen positions within the department, budget unit, agency, and/or office, within the executive branch of state government below the number frozen determined as provided in Paragraph B of this section. This includes Appropriated Table of Organization Full-Time Equivalent positions (T.O. FTEs), Other Compensation positions (Non-T.O. FTEs), Other Charges positions (Non-T.O. FTEs), job appointments (Non-T.O. FTEs), and restricted appointments (Non-T.O. FTEs).
A. The following departments, agencies, and/or budget units of the executive branch of the State of Louisiana (hereafter “Unit and/or “Units”), as described in and/or funded by appropriations through Acts 11 and 41 of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (hereafter “Acts”), shall be subject to the hiring freeze as provided in this Executive Order:
Transportation and Development
Public Safety Services
Health and Hospitals
Department of Children and Family Services
Louisiana Workforce Commission
Wildlife and Fisheries
State Civil Service
Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service
State Police Commission
Division of Administrative Law
Special Schools and Commissions
Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually
Louisiana Special Education Center
Louisiana School for Math, Science and the
Louisiana Educational TV Authority
Board of Elementary & Secondary Education
New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
Department of Education
LSU Health Sciences Center Health Care
Donald J. Thibodaux Training Academy
Central Regional Laundry
Office of Group Benefits
Office of Risk Management
Louisiana Property Assistance
Federal Property Assistance
Office of Telecommunications Management
Public Safety Services Cafeteria
Office of Aircraft Services
B. The Commissioner of Administration is hereby authorized to and shall establish, on a continuing basis, the number of FTEs, hereafter referred to as “positions”, to be frozen for each such department, agency, and/or budget unit specified in Paragraph A of this Section together with the expenditure of funds appropriated for such positions.
C. After the effective date of this Order, employee transfers, promotions, re-allocations, and the creation of any new positions of employment within the executive branch of state government shall not, in any manner, decrease, or in the case of Non-T.O. FTEs increase, the number of such frozen positions within the department, budget unit, agency, and/or office, within the executive branch of state government below the number frozen determined as provided in this Section unless otherwise adjusted by the Commissioner of Administration.
SECTION 2: No later than July 26, 2010, in order to implement the freeze provided in Section 1, the head of each Unit listed in Section 1 of this Order shall submit to the Commissioner of Administration (hereafter “Commissioner”) a mid-year budget adjustment plan, on the BA-7 form and questionnaire, which reflects the Unit's proposed allocation of the position freeze ordered in Section 1 of this Order (hereafter “mid-year budget adjustment plan”), and a rationale or explanation of the mid-year budget adjustment plan.
A. The allocation of the position freeze shall be implemented by the Unit only upon the Commissioner’s prior written approval of the Unit’s mid-year budget adjustment plan.
B. Once approved, a mid-year budget adjustment plan may not be changed without the Commissioner’s prior written approval.
A. The Commissioner may develop guidelines pertaining to requests for adjustments from all or part of the prohibition set for in Section 1 of this Order.
B. If necessary, the Commissioner may develop definitions for the terms and/or the descriptions used in this Order.
SECTION 4: All departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities, 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 5: The Governor, in accordance with R.S. 42:375(D) may order the Commissioner of Administration to withhold allotments in the appropriate category of expenditures from which the salary or compensation of any employee employed in violation of this executive order is paid in an amount equal to such compensation.
SECTION 6: The Order is effective July 1, 2010 and shall remain in effect through June 30, 2011 or 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 1st day of July, 2010.
Secretary of State
EXECUTIVE ORDER BJ 10-13
Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority
WHEREAS, the Act that originated as House Bill 1069 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session, known as the Louisiana Intrastate Rail Compact Act, authorizes parishes and municipalities to form and incorporate a Compact through the adoption of a resolution by the governing authority;
WHEREAS, such a Compact is authorized to construct and operate transit way facilities along a transit corridor within the state of Louisiana with the prior express written consent of the affected governing bodies after a public hearing;
WHEREAS, the Act identifies a Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority in state government but does not define the Authority or its relationship to such a Compact;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to further identify who will act pursuant to the authority delegated to the Louisiana Intrastate Rail Authority;
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: Any compact formed by a group of parishes and municipalities pursuant to the Act that originated as House Bill 1069 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session is hereby designated as the Louisiana
Intrastate Rail Authority with all of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities vested to this entity within the Act.
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 2nd day of July, 2010.
Secretary of State
DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Office of the Commissioner
Agricultural Commodities Commission (LAC 7:XXVII.128)
In accordance with the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, R.S. 49:953(B), and the authority of R.S. 3:3405, the Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission proposes to adopt by Emergency Rule fees for the testing and sampling of aflatoxin for corn.
Aflatoxin is a toxic metabolite produced primarily by a naturally occurring fungus that affects corn. Aflatoxin is listed as a human and animal carcinogen. Aflatoxicosis in humans is characterized by vomiting, abdominal pain, pulmonary edema, convulsions, coma and death with cerebral edema and fatty involvement of the liver, kidneys and heart. Aflatoxicosis in animals causes liver damage, cancer, decreased mild and egg production, increased infections due to immunity suppression, anemia, jaundice and death. Aflatoxicosis in humans and animals results from the eating of food contaminated with aflatoxin. The United States Food and Drug Administration have established a limit of 20 parts per billion for aflatoxin in foods to be consumed by humans.
The presence and levels of aflatoxin in corn can be determined only by sampling and testing the corn. The accuracy and reliability of the methods of testing corn directly affect both the marketability of the corn and the price received for the corn by the farmer and operators of grain elevators. Failure to immediately implement regulations governing the testing of corn at grain elevators creates and imminent peril to the public health, safety and welfare of the farmers and economy of this state.
The Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission has, therefore, determined that this Emergency Rule is necessary in order to ensure an accurate and reliable sampling and testing of corn for aflatoxin.
This Rule becomes effective on June 22, 2010 and will remain in effect for 120 days, unless renewed or until permanent rules are promulgated in accordance with law.
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- A bibliography containing over 2,500 references to the literature concerning fossil and Recent species of bivalves in the genus Corbicula is presented for the period 1774 ‑ 2005.
- A bibliography containing over 2,500 references to the literature concerning fossil and Recent species of bivalves in the genus Corbicula is presented for the period 1774 2005.