By virtue of the authority vested in me by Sections 26.500 through 26.540, RSMo 1978, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim the following reorganization order:
WHEREAS, the assignment of the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority to the Department of Agriculture will result in more efficient operation of State government; and,
WHEREAS, Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1982 was submitted to the second regular session of the Eighty-first General Assembly on the 25th day of January, 1982, and not disapproved within sixty days thereafter;
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED THAT the following plan of reorganization shall take effect on August 13, 1982 and shall be published together with the laws adopted by the Eighty-first General Assembly in its second regular session:
The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority, as established in Chapter 348, RSMo Supp. 1981, is hereby assigned to the Department of Agriculture, but shall remain a body politic and corporate, not a state agency, but an independent instrumentality exercising essential public functions.
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 17th day of June, 1982.
[Christopher S. Bond's signature]
[James Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE