EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2006 - 19

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

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

WHEREAS, the Department of Information Technology was created as a principal department of state government by Executive Order 2001-3, MCL 18.41;

WHEREAS, the Department of Information Technology is focused on promoting a unified approach to information technology management for departments and agencies in the executive branch of state government;

WHEREAS, the Department of Management and Budget was created as a principal department of state government under Section 121 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1121;

WHEREAS, the Department of Management and Budget is focused on providing for centralized administration of services for state departments and agencies such as acquisition services, employee resources, financial services, and audit services;

WHEREAS, the functions relating to approval of electronic signatures currently performed by the Department of Management and Budget are more compatible with the mission of the Department of Information Technology and can be more efficiently and effectively administered by the Department of Information Technology;

WHEREAS, there is a continuing need to reorganize functions amongst state departments to ensure efficient administration and effectiveness of 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:

  1. DEFINITIONS

    As used in this Order:

    1. “Civil Service Commission” means the commission required under Section 5 of Article XI of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

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

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

    4. “State Budget Director” means the Director of the State Budget Office created under Section 321 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1321.

    5. “Type II Transfer” means that type of transfer as defined in Section 3(b) of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.103(b).

  2. TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY

    1. All the authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Department of Management and Budget under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, 2000 PA 305, MCL 450.831 to 450.849, are transferred by Type II Transfer from the Department of Management and Budget to the Department of Information Technology.

  3. IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSFERS

    1. The Director of the Department of Information Technology shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of the transfers to the Department of Information Technology under this Order.

    2. All rule-making, licensing, and registration functions related to the functions of the Department of Management and Budget transferred under this Order, including, but not limited to, the prescription of rules, regulations, standards, and adjudications, under the Administrative Procedures Act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, are transferred to the Director of the Department of Information Technology.

    3. The Director of the Department of Management and Budget shall immediately initiate coordination with the Department of Information Technology to facilitate the transfers and develop a memorandum of record identifying any pending settlements, issues of compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, or other obligations to be resolved by the Department of Management and Budget.

    4. The functions transferred under this Order shall be administered by the Director of the Department of Information Technology in such ways as to promote efficient administration.

    5. The Director of the Department of Information Technology shall make internal organizational changes as may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities under this Order

    6. The Director of the Department of Information Technology may delegate within the Department of Information Technology a duty or power conferred on the Director of the Department of Information Technology by this Order or by other law, and the individual to whom the duty or power is delegated may perform the duty or exercise the power at the time and to the extent that the power is delegated by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.

    7. All records, property, grants, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds used, held, employed, available or to be made available to Department of Management and Budget for the authority, activities, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred under this Order are transferred to the Department of Information Technology.

    8. 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 to implement this Order for Fiscal Year 2006-2007.

  4. MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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 October 22, 2006 at 12:01 a.m.

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

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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:

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SECRETARY OF STATE