ABOLISHING THE HIGHWAY RECIPROCITY BOARD
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;
WHEREAS, Section 2 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 empowers the Governor to make changes in the organization of the executive branch of state government or in the assignment of functions among its units that the Governor considers necessary for efficient administration;
WHEREAS, there is a continuing need to reorganize functions amongst state departments to ensure efficient administration and effectiveness of government;
WHEREAS, abolishing the Highway Reciprocity Board will contribute to a smaller and more efficient state government;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, order the following:
As used in this Order:
"Department of State" means the principal department of state government created under Section 25 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, MCL 16.125.
"Highway Reciprocity Board" means the board created under 1960 PA 124 and transferred by Type II transfer to the Department of State under Section 31 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.131.
"Type II transfer" means that term as defined under Section 3(b) of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.103.
"Type III transfer" means that term as defined under Section 3(c) of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.103.
TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY
All of the authority, powers, duties, functions, records, personnel, property, unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations or other funds of the Highway Reciprocity Board, are transferred by Type III transfer to the Department of State.
The Highway Reciprocity Board is abolished.
IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSFERS
The Secretary of State shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of all transfers of functions under this Order and shall make internal organizational changes as necessary to complete the transfers under this Order.
The functions transferred under this Order shall be administered by the Secretary of State in such ways as to promote efficient administration.
All records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available to the Highway Reciprocity Board for the activities, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred under this Order are transferred to the Department of State.
The State Budget Director shall determine and authorize the most efficient manner possible for handling financial transactions and records in the state's financial management system necessary for the implementation of this Order.
All rules, orders, contracts, and agreements relating to the functions transferred under this Order lawfully adopted prior to the effective date of this Order shall continue to be effective until revised, amended, repealed, or rescinded.
This Order shall not abate any suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by, against, or before any entity affected under this Order. Any suit, action, or other proceeding may be maintained by, against, or before the appropriate successor of any entity affected under this Order.
The invalidity of any portion of this Order shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the Order, which may be given effect without any invalid portion. Any portion of this Order found invalid by a court or other entity with proper jurisdiction shall be severable from the remaining portions of this Order.
In fulfillment of the requirements under Section 2 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the provisions of this Order are effective July 15, 2007 at 12:01 a.m.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 2nd day of May, in the year of our Lord, two thousand seven.
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State