Executive Order 06-02
State of Montana
Office of the Governor
Executive Order Continuing the Montana Abstinence Education Advisory Council
WHEREAS, federal welfare reform legislation, Public Law 104-193,
created a new Section 510 of Title V (Maternal and Child Health
Block Grant) of the Social Security Act, establishing a separate
program for abstinence education. The Department of Public health
and Human Services applied for and received funds to provide
abstinence education in the State of Montana; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Public Health and Human Services is
in partnership with parents, teens, educators and local
communities, providing tools to encourage youth to postpone sexual
activity until marriage.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JUDY MARTZ, Governor of the State of Montana,
pursuant to the authority invested in me by the laws and
Constitution of the State of Montana, do hereby continue the
Montana Abstinence Education Advisory Council (Council).
The purpose of the Council is to review program development and
advise the Department of Public Health and Human Services on
how to create a supportive environment for abstinence until
marriage education throughout Montana.
The Council shall consist of not more than nineteen members,
appointed by the Governor, and representing a wide background
from all parts of the state.
The names and addresses of members who serve at the pleasure of
the Governor are submitted by separate letter to the Secretary of
State and the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
A chair shall be appointed by the Governor.
The Council is attached to the Health Policy and Services
Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services for
Compensation to Council members shall be as provided by Section
The Council shall exist for a period of two years from the
effective date of this order. This Order is effective
GIVEN under my hand and the GREAT
SEAL of the State of Montana,
this ___ day of July, 2002.
JUDY MARTZ, Governor
BOB BROWN, Secretary of State