EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (EXCERPT)
E.R.O. No. 1991-2
12.161 Bureau of state lottery; transferred from the department of management and budget to the department of treasury.
WHEREAS, Article V, Section 2, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 empowers the Governor to make changes in the organization of the Executive Branch or assignment of functions among its units which he considers necessary for efficient administration; and
WHEREAS, Act 239 of the Public Acts of 1972 created the Bureau of State Lottery as an autonomous entity for two years, and it was later transferred by Act 210 of the Public Acts of 1974 to be an autonomous entity within the Department of Management and Budget; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Bureau of State Lottery is to operate a state lottery in a manner that will produce the maximum amount of net revenues for the state consonant with the general welfare of the people; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Treasury has legal responsibility for collection of taxes and other revenues and for the management of the cash of the state; and
WHEREFORE, the revenue collection and management functions of the Bureau of State Lottery are similar to the functions of the Department of Treasury; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary in the interests of efficient administration and effectiveness of government to effect changes in the organization of the Executive Branch of government.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Engler, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and the laws of the State of Michigan, do hereby order the following:
(1) All statutory authority, powers, duties, functions and responsibilities, including the functions of budgeting and procurement and management related functions, of the Bureau of State Lottery set forth in Act 239 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, being sections 432.1-432.47, and Act 382 of the Public Acts of 1972, being sections 432.101-432.120 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, over the Bureau of State Lottery within the Department of Management and Budget, are hereby transferred from the Department of Management and Budget to be an autonomous entity within the Department of Treasury.
(2) The State Treasurer, as head of the Department of Treasury, shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of the transfer. The Bureau of State Lottery shall exercise its prescribed, statutory powers, duties, and functions of rule making, licensing and registration, including the prescription of rules, rates, regulations, standards and adjudications independently of the State Treasurer as head of the Department of Treasury. All budgeting and related management functions (except procurement) of the Bureau of State Lottery shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the State Treasurer as head of the department of Treasury.
(3) All records, personnel, property and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations and other funds used, held, employed, available or to be made available to the Department of Management and Budget for the activities transferred to the Department of Treasury by this Order are hereby transferred to the Department of Treasury.
(4) After the effective date of this Order, the Department of Management and Budget and the Department of Treasury shall make internal organizational changes as may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities prescribed by this order.
(5) The heads of the Departments of Management and Budget and Treasury shall immediately initiate coordination between their departments to facilitate the transfer and develop a memorandum of record identifying any pending settlements, issues of compliance with applicable State laws and regulations or other obligations to be resolved by the Department of Management and Budget.
(6) All rules, orders, contracts and agreements relating to the assigned functions lawfully adopted prior to the effective date of this Order shall continue to be effective until revised, amended, or repealed.
(7) Any suit, action or other proceeding lawfully commenced by, against or before any entity affected by this Order shall not abate by reason of the taking effect of this Order. Any suit, action or other proceeding may be maintained by, against or before the appropriate successor of any entity affected by this Order
In fulfillment of the requirement of Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, the provisions of this Executive Order shall become effective April 13, 1991 at 11:59 p.m..
History: 1991, E.R.O. No. 1991-2, Eff. Apr. 13, 1991
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