EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2010 - 8

ABOLISHING THE STRATEGIC ECONOMIC INVESTMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION BOARD
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
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, there is a continuing need to reorganize functions amongst state departments to ensure efficient administration and effectiveness of government;

WHEREAS, abolishing the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board will contribute to a smaller and more efficient 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

As used in this Order:

A. "Department of Treasury" or "Department" means the principal department of state government created under Section 75 of 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.175.

B. "Michigan Strategic Fund" means the public body corporate and politic created within the Department of Treasury under Section 5 of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2005.

C. "Michigan Strategic Fund Board" means the board created under Section 5 of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2005.

D. "State Budget Director" means the individual appointed by the Governor pursuant to Section 321 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1321.

E. "Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board" means the board created under Section 88k of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088k.

II. TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY

A. All of the authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, records, personnel, property, unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds of the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board are transferred to the Michigan Strategic Fund Board, including, but not limited to, the authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, records, personnel, property, unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds of the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board under any of the following:

1. Section 88k of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088k.

2. Section 88l of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088l.

3. Section 88m of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088m.

4. Section 88n of the Michigan Strategic Fund Act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088n.

B. The Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board is abolished.

III. IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSFERS

A. The President of the Michigan Strategic Fund shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of all transfers of functions under this Order and shall make internal organizational changes as necessary to complete the transfers under this Order.

B. The functions transferred under this Order shall be administered by the President of the Michigan Strategic Fund in such ways as to promote efficient administration.

C. All records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available to the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board for the activities, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred under this Order are transferred to the Michigan Strategic Fund.

IV. MISCELLANEOUS

A. The State Budget Director shall determine and authorize the most efficient manner possible for handling financial transactions and records in this state's financial management system necessary to implement this Order.

B. 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.

C. All rules, regulations, 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.

D. This Order shall not abate any criminal action commenced by this state prior to the effective date of this Order.

E. The invalidity of any portion of this Order shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this 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 18, 2010 at 12:01 a.m.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 18th day of August, in the year of our Lord, two thousand and ten.

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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:

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Secretary of State