RS 49:215     

PART III.  POWERS AND DUTIES

§215.  Executive orders; procedures; limitations

A.  The authority of the governor to see that the laws are faithfully executed by issuing executive orders is recognized.

B.  Each executive order issued by the governor shall be published in the Louisiana Register as required by the provisions of R.S. 49:954.1.

C.  Each executive order issued by the governor shall terminate and shall be void and of no effect on such date as shall be provided in the executive order or a subsequent executive order.  If no such termination date is provided by executive order, the order shall terminate sixty days following adjournment sine die of the regular session of the legislature after the issuing governor leaves office.

D.  The governor may establish executive branch agencies by executive order.  Any agency so created shall terminate on such date as is provided in the executive order or by subsequent executive order, which termination date shall be within one year of the date of issuance of the order, or, if no such date is stated, one year from the date of issuance of the order, unless the agency is, within such period, statutorily created or terminated by the legislature.

E.  Whenever an executive order issued by the governor provides for an appointment to public office, whether to a board, commission, committee, executive or other office and whether to fill an initial or succeeding full term of office or the unexpired portion of a term of office, the governor shall submit the appointment to the Senate for confirmation.  After initial confirmation by the Senate, reconfirmation shall not be required for appointments by the governor to any board or commission which is established by the Constitution of Louisiana.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 687, §1, eff. Aug. 2, 1982.  H.C.R. No. 4, 1984 1st Ex. Sess.; Acts 1984, No. 778, §1; Acts 2003, No. 774, §13.

NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1984, NO. 778, §2.