EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2003 - 19

MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND
TECHNOLOGY TRI-CORRIDOR STEERING COMMITTEE

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 1 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;

WHEREAS, a health and aging steering committee was authorized under Section 418 of 1999 PA 120 to provide advice and oversight of an initiative to support basic and applied research in health-related areas, with emphasis on issues related to aging;

WHEREAS, the committee authorized under Section 418 of 1999 PA 120 was designated as the “Life Sciences Corridor Board” under Executive Order 2000-3;

WHEREAS, a life sciences and technology tri-corridor committee is authorized under Section 410 of 2003 PA 169 to provide advice and oversight of an initiative to support research and commercialization, including all potential business commercialization opportunities, in life sciences, homeland security, and automotive technologies;

WHEREAS, in order to fully utilize the input and expertise of the many and varied individuals interested in serving on a life sciences and technology tri-corridor committee, it is necessary for the members of such a committee appointed by the Governor to serve terms of limited duration;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, order the following:

  1. TECHNOLOGY TRI-CORRIDOR STEERING COMMITTEE

    1. The committee authorized under Section 410 of 2003 PA 169 is created within the Michigan Strategic Fund and shall be known as the “Technology Tri-Corridor Steering Committee” (“Committee”).

    2. The Committee shall consist of 19 members, including the 3 ex officio members of the Committee required under Section I.C, and 16 members appointed by the Governor under Section I.D.

    3. The following persons, or their designated alternate representatives, shall serve as ex officio members of the Committee:

      1. The Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the public body corporate created under Section 28 of Article VII of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967, 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7, MCL 124.501 to 124.512, by a contractual interlocal agreement effective April 5, 1999, and subsequently amended, between local participating economic development corporations formed under the Economic Development Corporations Act, 1974 PA 338, MCL 125.1601 to 125.1636, and the Michigan Strategic Fund (“MEDC”).

      2. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Industry Services, or, if Executive Order 2003-18 is effective, the Director of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

      3. The State Treasurer.

    4. In addition to the ex officio members of the Committee under Section I.C, the Governor shall appoint the following as members of the Committee:

      1. A member representing Michigan State University.

      2. A member representing the University of Michigan.

      3. A member representing Wayne State University.

      4. For the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2003, and ending on September 30, 2004, a member representing Western Michigan University.

      5. A member representing the Van Andel Institute (VAI), a Michigan charitable trust (MICS 13607).

      6. A member nominated by the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

      7. A member nominated by the Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate.

      8. 2 members actively engaged in the life sciences sector.

      9. 2 members actively engaged in the homeland security sector.

      10. 2 members actively engaged in the automotive technology sector.

      11. 3 members, which may include, without limitation, members from the private sector, the public sector, or Michigan universities other than Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, or, in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, Western Michigan University.

      12. After September 30, 2004, an additional member, which may include. without limitation, a member from the private sector, public sector, or a Michigan university other than Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, or Wayne State University.

    5. Of the members initially appointed by the Governor, 5 members shall be appointed for a term expiring on September 30, 2004, including the member appointed under Section II.D.4; 5 members shall be appointed for terms expiring on September 30, 2005; and 6 members shall be appointed for terms expiring on expiring on September 30, 2006. After the initial appointments, members of the Committee shall be appointed to 3-year terms.

    6. A vacancy on the Committee occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

    7. The Governor shall designate one of the members of the Committee to serve as the Chairperson of the Technology Tri-Corridor Steering Committee, to serve as Chairperson at the pleasure of the Governor.

  2. OPERATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE

    1. The Committee shall select a member of the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairperson and a member to serve as Secretary. Staff from the Michigan Strategic Fund or the MEDC shall assist the Secretary with recordkeeping responsibilities.

    2. The Committee shall be staffed by personnel from and be assisted by the Michigan Strategic Fund or the MEDC.

    3. The Committee may adopt procedures, not inconsistent with Michigan law and this Order, governing its organization and operations. The Committee may establish subcommittees and request public participation on advisory panels as it deems necessary.

    4. The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairperson and as may be provided in procedures adopted by the Committee.

    5. A member of the Committee may designate an alternate member to serve in the absence of the member by filing a written notice of the designation with the Secretary of the Committee.

    6. A quorum of the Committee shall consist of 10 members appointed and serving. The business of the Committee shall be conducted by not less than a quorum.

    7. Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation. Members of the Committee may receive reimbursement for necessary travel and expenses according to relevant statutes and the rules and procedures of the Department of Management and Budget and the Civil Service Commission, subject to available appropriations.

    8. The Committee may accept donations of labor, services, or other things of value from any public or private agency or person.

    9. Members of the Committee shall refer all legal, legislative, and media contacts to the President of the Michigan Strategic Fund, or his or her designee.

  3. RESCISSION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2000-3

    1. The Life Sciences Corridor Board, also known as the “Life Sciences Steering Committee,” created under Executive Order 2000-3 is abolished.

    2. Executive Order 2000-3 is rescinded in its entirety.

  4. MISCELLANEOUS

    1. All departments, committees, commissioners, or officers of this state or of any political subdivision of this state shall give to the Committee, or to any member or representative of the Committee, any necessary assistance required by the Committee, or any member or representative of the Committee, in the performance of the duties of the Committee so far as is compatible with its, his, or her duties. Free access shall also be given to any books, records, or documents in its, his, or her custody, relating to matters within the scope of inquiry, study, or investigation of the Committee.

    2. The invalidity of any portion of this Order shall not affect the validity of the remainder the order.

This Order is effective upon filing.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 16th day of October, 2003.

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Jennifer M. Granholm
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:

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SECRETARY OF STATE