EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2004 - 14

NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CODE COMMISSION

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, the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Code Commission (“Commission”) was created on November 8, 1991 under Executive Order 1991-32;

WHEREAS, the Commission was charged with reviewing, analyzing, and recommending statutory language in the form of a draft bill or bills for a Michigan Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection Code in the form of a single, comprehensive body of law designed to implement Michigan’s entire natural resources management and environmental protection program;

WHEREAS the Commission was charged with making final recommendations on such a code to the Governor and the Michigan Legislature by January 1, 1993, unless extended by the Governor;

WHEREAS, the Commission was also charged with reviewing, analyzing, and recommending changes in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in order that such organization will closely correspond and correlate to the proposed Natural Resources Management and Environmental Code;

WHEREAS, the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Code Commission has completed the work for which it was created;

WHEREAS, the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.101 to 324.90106, was enacted effective March 30, 1995;

WHEREAS, it is in the interests of efficient and effective government that the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Code Commission be abolished;

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

  1. The Natural Resources and Environmental Code Commission created under Executive Order 1991-32 is abolished.
  2. Executive Order 1991-32 is rescinded in its entirety.

This Order is effective upon filing.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord, two thousand four.
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Jennifer M. Granholm
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:
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SECRETARY OF STATE