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EXECUTIVE ORDER
13-02

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Economic Development is created pursuant to Article IV , Section 36(a) of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 620, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Revenue is created pursuant to Article IV, Section 22, of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 32, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Economic Development's mission 1s to promote economic growth and job creation ; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Revenue is a regulatory agency charged with collecting revenue and ensuring compliance with Missouri's tax laws; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Economic Development administers tax credit and job incentive programs; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Revenue currently performs various functions related to tax credit and job incentive programs, including those associated with the redemption of tax credits issued through the programs administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Revenue is positioned to perform post-issuance compliance functions related to such tax credit and job incentive programs ; and

WHEREAS , transferring these post-issuance compliance functions to the Missouri Department of Revenue will provide greater efficiency and accountability in the state's tax credit and job incentive programs ; and

WHEREAS, transferring these post-issuance compliance functions to the Missouri Department of Revenue will enable the Missouri Department of Economic Development to provide greater focus on- its core mission of expanding the state's economy; and

WHEREAS, I am committed to integrating and consolidating government operations to provide for the most efficient and effective use of resources; and

WHEREAS , the transfer of these post-issuance compliance functions from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to the Missouri Department of Revenue will make state government more efficient and effective.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby order the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Department of Revenue to cooperate to:

  1. Transfer all authority, powers, duties, functions, records, personnel, property, contracts, budgets, matters pending, and other pertinent vestiges of the post-issuance compliance functions for tax credit and job incentive programs from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to the Missouri Department of Revenue, by Type I transfer, as defined under the Reorganization Act of 1974;
  2. Develop mechanisms and processes necessary to effectively transfer the above-referenced functions to the Missouri Department of Revenue; and
  3. Take the steps necessary to maintain compliance with federal requirements so as not to jeopardize federal financial participation with this transfer.

This Order shall become effective no sooner than August 28, 2013, unless disapproved within sixty days of its submission to the First Regular Session of the Ninety-Seventh General Assembly.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 4th day of February, 2013.


[Jay Nixon's signature]

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
Governor

ATTEST:

[Jason Kander's signature]

Jason Kander
Secretary of State

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