EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (EXCERPT)
E.R.O. No. 1982-1
28.21 Transfer of public service commission highway enforcement functions to department of state police.
WHEREAS, the Michigan Public Service Commission of the Department of Commerce is vested by law with the authority to appoint inspectors to enforce the laws, rules and regulations relating to motor carrier regulation; and
WHEREAS, much of this Public Service Commission enforcement activity occurs on Michigan streets and highways which are also patrolled by the Department of State Police; and
WHEREAS, it is in the public interests to eliminate duplication and to increase the State's efficiency and effectiveness of service; and
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 are necessary for efficient administration.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM G. MILLIKEN, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, do hereby order the following:
Section 1. All the powers, duties, functions and responsibilities of the Public Service Commission pursuant to Sections 238 and 239 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended by Act No. 77 of the Public Acts of 1968, being Sections 16.338 and 16.339 of the Compiled Laws of 1979; Act No. 115 of the Public Acts of 1970, being Section 460.41 of the Compiled Laws of 1979; Act 288 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Section 286.601 of the Compiled Laws of 1979; and Act 181 of the Public Acts of 1963, as amended, being Sections 480.11 through 480.19 of the Compiled Laws of 1979; are hereby transferred to the Department of State Police.
Section 2. It is the intent of this order to transfer to the Department of State Police only that statutory authority, including rulemaking authority, that is necessary to effectively perform the highway enforcement functions relating to the motor carrier vehicles moving in commerce upon the public highways of the State of Michigan. All other functions and authority, including but not limited to all non-highway related functions, shall be retained by the Public Service Commission.
Section 3. Of the total of 138 positions currently appropriated in fiscal year 1981-82 for motor carrier enforcement related responsibilities, the equivalent of 133 positions are transferred to the Department of State Police to perform the functions set forth above. The equivalent of 5 positions are retained by the Public Service Commission to provide the non-highway enforcement and investigative activity essential to the achievement of comprehensive motor carrier regulation.
Section 4. Except as provided in Section 3, all records, property, personnel and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations and other funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available to the Michigan Public Service Commission for the activities transferred to the Department of State Police by this Order are hereby transferred to the Department of State Police.
Section 5. After the effective date of this order, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State Police shall make internal organizational changes as may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities prescribed by this order. It is intended, however, that the personnel changes authorized by this order shall be achieved without adversely affecting the existing rights and interests of individual employees.
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 October 1, 1982.
History: 1982, E.R.O. No. 1982-1, Eff. Oct. 1, 1982
Compiler's Notes: This section was promulgated January 23, 1982, as Executive Order No. 1982-1 and became effective October 1, 1982.
Admin Rule: R 460.16101 et seq. and R 460.18101 et seq. of the Michigan Administrative Code.
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