EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2005 - 2

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION

WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power 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 or in the assignment of functions among its units that the Governor considers necessary for efficient administration;

WHEREAS, under Section 1 of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.281, the Michigan Public Safety Communications System is Michigan’s 800-megahertz radio system and telecommunications network, including all real and personal property, towers, buildings, equipment, and other related facilities and fixtures necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System;

WHEREAS, under Section 2 of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.282, the Director of the Department of State Police and the Director of the Department of Management and Budget were given responsibility for the construction, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System;

WHEREAS, all of the powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, personnel, equipment and budgetary resources involved in or related to the provision of information technology services located within any executive branch department or agency, including the Michigan Public Safety Communications System, were transferred by Executive Order  2001-3, MCL 18.41, to the Department of Information Technology;

WHEREAS, Executive Order 2001-3 was implemented in such a way that the Department of Information Technology currently provides technical management services for the Michigan Public Safety Communications System infrastructure pursuant to the Michigan State Police's public safety policy and program direction and that the Department of Management and Budget has authority with respect to MPSCS-related real estate and procurement matters under The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, and Section 2(1) of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.282(1);

WHEREAS, the consolidation of functions related to the Michigan Public Safety Communications System will contribute to a more unified and cost-effective approach for managing information technology among all executive branch departments and agencies, provide consistent professional management of this state’s information technology resources, and aid the effective operation and maintenance of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System for police and public safety purposes;

WHEREAS, it is necessary in the interests of efficient administration and effectiveness of government to change the organization of the executive branch of 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:

I. DEFINITIONS

A. “Department of State Police” means the principal department created under Section 2 of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.2; and under Section 150 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.250.

B. “Department of Management and Budget” means the principal department created under Section 121 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1121.

C. “Department of Information Technology” means the principal department of state government created by Executive Order 2001-3, MCL 18.41.

D. “Michigan Public Safety Communications System” or “MPSCS” means Michigan’s 800-megahertz radio system and telecommunications network, including all real and personal property, towers, buildings, equipment, and other related facilities and fixtures necessary for the operation and maintenance of the MPSCS established under Section 1 of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.281.

II. TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS RELATED TO THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

A. Except for the statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Department of State Police under Section 3(1) of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.283(1), all the statutory authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Department of State Police under 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.281 to 28.283, are transferred to the Department of Information Technology.

B. The transfer of authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities to the Department of Information Technology includes authority related to or necessary to implement the transfer of authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities under this Order.  The Department of Management and Budget shall continue to exercise its authority with respect to MPSCS-related real estate and procurement matters under The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, and Section 2(1) of 1929 PA 152, MCL 28.282(1).

C. Exercise of the authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred to the Department of Information and Technology under this Order, shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following duties and responsibilities related to public safety communications and interoperability:

1. Promotion of seamless, coordinated, and integrated public safety wireless communications within Michigan, the Great Lakes region, and nationally, for the safe, effective, and efficient protection of life and property.

2. Promotion, coordination, and administration of available state and federal funding.

3. Promotion, coordination, and administration of the efficient use of radio spectrum standards-based technology and appropriate security measures for the betterment of public safety wireless communications in Michigan.

4. Planning for and coordination of public safety wireless interoperability among local, state, tribal, and federal wireless networks in Michigan for public safety purposes.

5. Monitoring, making recommendations, and reporting to the Governor and the Legislature on necessary changes in the statutory, regulatory, fiscal, and technical environment to ensure the continued development of up-to-date interoperability solutions in the interests of public safety and homeland security.

III. IMPLEMENTATION

A. The Directors of the Department of Information Technology, Department of Management and Budget, and the Department of State Police shall immediately initiate coordination to facilitate the implementation of the transfers under this Order.

B. The Director of the Department of Information Technology, after consultation with the Directors of the Department of Management and Budget and the Department of State Police, shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of the transfers to the Department of Information Technology under this Order.  The functions transferred shall be administered under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Department of Information Technology, including but not limited to, any prescribed functions of rule-making, licensing, registration, and the prescription of rules, regulations, standards, and adjudications.

C. All records, personnel, property, and funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available to the Departments of State Police, for the activities, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred under this Order, are transferred to the Department of Information Technology.

D. The Directors of the Department of Michigan State Police and the Department of Information Technology shall develop a memorandum of record identifying any pending settlements, issues of compliance with any applicable state or federal laws or regulations, or other obligations to be resolved by the Department of State Police.

E. Any authority, duties, powers, functions, and responsibilities transferred under this Order, and not otherwise mandated statutorily, may in the future be reorganized to promote efficient administration by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.

F. The Director of the Department of Information Technology may perform a duty or exercise a power conferred by law or executive order upon the Director at the time and to the extent the duty or power is delegated to the Director by law or order.

G. The Director of the Department of Information Technology may by written instrument delegate within the Department of Information Technology a duty or power conferred by law or this Order and the person to whom the duty or power is delegated may perform the duty or exercise the power at the time and to the extent the duty or power is delegated by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.

H. The Director of the Department of Information Technology shall administer the assigned functions transferred under this Order in such ways as to promote efficient administration and shall make organizational changes within the Department as may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities prescribed by this Order.

IV. MISCELLANEOUS

A. 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 related to this Order for the remainder of the fiscal year.

B. 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.

C. This Order shall not be construed to impair a bond or debt obligation of the State Building Authority issued under 1964 PA 183, MCL 830.411 to 830.425.

D. 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.

E. 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 requirement of Section 2 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the provisions of this Executive Order are effective March 27, 2005 at 12:00 a.m.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 14th day of January, in the year of our Lord, two thousand and five.

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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:

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SECRETARY OF STATE