Executive Reorganization Order (Excerpt) E.r.o. No. 1980-1


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EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (EXCERPT)
E.R.O. No. 1980-1

16.732 Executive branch reorganization.

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, it is necessary to consolidate certain consumer protection and regulatory functions within one principal department; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enhance state government's ability to promote community development within Michigan; 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, WILLIAM G. MILLIKEN, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the provisions of Article V, Section 2, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, do hereby order the following:

1. State Boundary Commission.

The State Boundary Commission created by Sections 2 and 19 of Act 191 of the Public Acts of 1968, as amended, being Sections 123.1002 and 123.1019 of the Michigan Compiled Laws of 1970, and its statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities are hereby transferred from the Department of Treasury to the Department of Commerce.

2. County Zoning Review

The responsibility for review and approval of county zoning ordinances and interim county zoning ordinances pursuant to Sections 11 and 15 of Act 183 of the Public Acts of 1943, as amended, being Sections 125.211 and 125.215 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, is hereby transferred from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Commerce.

3. Subdivision Control

All powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the State Treasurer pursuant to Public Act 288 of the Public Acts of 1967, as amended, the Subdivision Control Act of 1967, being Sections 560.101 et seq. of the Compiled Laws of 1970, are hereby transferred to the Department of Commerce.

4. Michigan State Housing Development Authority

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority created by Section 21 of Act 346 of the Public Acts of 1966, as amended, being Section 125.1421 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, is hereby transferred from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Commerce. The Authority shall retain all of its statutory authority, powers, duties, and responsibilities. All records, property, personnel, monies, funds (including, but not limited to, bonds, notes, reserves, and trust funds), and unexpended balances of appropriations and allocations to the Authority, shall be transferred with and shall remain under the control of the Authority, subject to any agreements of the Authority with its note and bond holders.

5. Michigan Environmental Review Board

The responsibilities and functions of the Department of Management and Budget with respect to the Michigan Environmental Review Board created by Executive Order 1974-4 are hereby transferred to the Department of Commerce.

6. Office of Intergovernmental Relations

The Office of Intergovernmental Relations within the Department of Management and Budget is hereby transferred from the Department of Management and Budget to the Department of Commerce. All authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities with respect to intergovernmental programs and relations management assigned to the Department of Management and Budget by Executive Order 1974-1 with the exception of the functions enumerated in paragraphs 1, 8, and 9 of that Order, and are hereby transferred from the Department of Management and Budget to the Department of Commerce.

7. Land Sales

All authority, powers, duties, responsibilities, and functions relating to land sales assigned to the Department of Licensing and Regulation by Act 286 of 1972, as amended, being Sections 565.801 et seq. of the Compiled Laws of 1970, are hereby transferred from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Commerce.

8. Department of Insurance

The Department of Insurance and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance created by Sections 200 and 202 of Act 218 of the Public Acts of 1956, as amended, being Sections 500.200 and 500.202 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, and which were transferred to the Department of Commerce by Section 229 of Act 380 of 1965, being Section 16.329 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, and the authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Insurance Bureau and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance are hereby transferred from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Licensing and Regulation by Type I transfer as defined by Section 3 of Act 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, being Section 16.103 of the Compiled Laws of 1970.

9. State Cemetery Commission

The State Cemetery Commission created by Section 3 of Act 251 of the Public Acts of 1968, as amended, being Section 456.523 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, and its statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities are hereby transferred from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

10. Carnival Amusement Safety Functions

All statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities with respect to carnival amusement safety, pursuant to Act 225 of the Public Acts of 1966, as amended, being Sections 408.652 et seq. of the Compiled Laws of 1970, which were transferred to the Department of Labor by Section 386 of Act 380 of 1965, as amended, being Section 16.486 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, are hereby transferred to the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

11. Ski Area Safety Board

The Ski Area Safety Board created by Section 3 of Act 199 of the Public Acts of 1962, as amended, being Section 408.323 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, and its authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities are hereby transferred from the Department of Labor to the Department of Licensing and Regulation. The authority, powers, duties, functions and responsibilities with respect to ski area safety assigned to the Director of the Department of Labor by Section 9 of Act 199 of the Public Acts of 1962, as amended, being Section 408.329 of the Compiled Laws of 1970, are hereby transferred to the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

12. Polygraph Examiners

The State Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners created by Section 5 of Act 295 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, being Section 338.1705, and its statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities are hereby transferred from the Department of State Police to the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

All records, property, personnel, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations and other funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available to any of the entities or for any of the functions transferred in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 5 through 12 are hereby transferred with the entities and functions described.

In fulfillment of the requirements of Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of 1963, this Order shall become effective January 1, 1981.




History: 1980, E.R.O. No. 1980-1, Eff. Jan. 1, 1981
Compiler's Notes: This section was promulgated October 23, 1980, as Executive Order No. 1980-1A.

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