EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2005 - 26

AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2005-1
STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS AND RULES
EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION

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 or in the assignment of functions among its units that the Governor considers necessary for efficient administration;

WHEREAS, the centralization of state government functions relating to the processing and promulgation of administrative rules and the conduct of administrative hearings in a State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (“SOAHR”) has eliminated unnecessary duplication and facilitated more effective implementation of policy;

WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable to amend Executive Order 2005-1 to clarify those administrative hearing functions and personnel not subject to transfer and consolidation under Executive Order 2005-1;

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:

Section IV of Executive Order 2005-1 is amended to read as follows:

IV. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING FUNCTIONS AND PERSONNEL NOT SUBJECT TO TRANSFER

A. The authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, rule-making authority, personnel, equipment, and budgetary resources related to the appeal, review of, or final determination regarding a decision or proposed decision issued by a Hearing Officer for a Department or Agency shall remain with the Department or Agency, and are not transferred under Section III.

B. No authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, property, records, personnel, or funds held by the Civil Service Commission solely under the authority granted to the Commission by Section 5 of Article XI of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 are transferred under Section III, unless approved by the Civil Service Commission.

C. The authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, rule-making authority, personnel, equipment, and budgetary resources involved in any of the following activities related to administrative hearing functions are not transferred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules under Section III:

1. Hearings conducted by an elected state officer, a member or members of a board, commission, or tribunal appointed by the Governor, or other state officer or employee appointed by the Governor.

2. An informal conference not subject to the Administrative Procedures Act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, under Michigan law.

3. Any hearings conducted by the State Administrative Board or a committee of the State Administrative Board.

4. Hearings conducted by an independent hearing officer under Part 5 of The Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act, 1980 PA 350, MCL 550.1501 to 550.1518.

5. Hearings conducted by an independent hearing officer under Part 6 of the Nonprofit Healthcare Corporation Reform Act, 1980 PA 350, MCL 550.1601 to 550.1619, except for an administrative hearing conducted under Section 1605 of the Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act, 1980 PA 350, MCL 550.1605.

6. Hearings conducted by independent hearings officers selected by the Commissioner of Financial and Insurance Services from a list submitted by the American Arbitration Association under Subsection (3) of Section 2030 of The Insurance Code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.2030.

7. Administrative hearings conducted by the Department of Civil Rights consistent with the power of the Civil Rights Commission to conduct hearings under Section 29 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

8. Administrative hearings conducted by the Department of State under any of the following:

a. 1978 PA 472, MCL 4.411 to 4.431 (lobbyists, lobbying agents, and lobbying activity).

b. The Michigan Notary Public Act, 2003 PA 238, MCL 55.261 to 55.315.

c. The Michigan Election Law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.1 to 168.992.

d. The Michigan Campaign Finance Act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.201 to 169.282.

e. The Driver Education and Training Schools Act, 1974 PA 369, MCL 256.601 to 256.612.

f. The Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923.

g. The Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act, 1974 PA 300, MCL 257.1301 to 257.1340.

h. Section 80190 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.80190 (marine safety).

i. Section 81140 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81140 (off-road recreation vehicles).

j. Part 821 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.82101 to 324.82160 (snowmobiles).

In fulfillment of the requirements under Section 2 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the provisions of this Order are effective January 1, 2006 at 12:01 a.m.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 28th day of October, 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