WHEREAS, Spanish speaking citizens of Missouri have special needs and concerns upon which the State should focus attention.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby establish the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs, hereinafter referred to as "the Council," ad hoc, as follows:
1. The Council shall be comprised of fifteen members appointed by the Governor, each of whom shall be knowledgeable about and concerned with solving the problems of Spanish speaking citizens of Missouri. One of the members of the Council shall be elected as chairman by the members of the Council.
2. The Council shall perform the following functions:
a. Make recommendations to the departments of state government, through the Director of the Department of Economic Development or his designate, with respect to policies and programs relating to the needs of Spanish speaking citizens of Missouri;
b. Advise the Director of the Department of Economic Development or his designate, and the Human Rights Commission, regarding the needs of Hispanic citizens of Missouri;
c. Advise the Department of Social Services, through the Director Of the Department of Economic Development or his designate, concerning the unique needs of Spanish speaking elderly citizens of Missouri;
d. Make recommendations, through the Director of the Department of Economic Development or his designate, to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding education programs for bilingual and bicultural studies and recruitment of teachers qualified to meet the special needs of Spanish speaking citizens of Missouri; and
e. Make such other recommendations to the Director of the Department of Economic Development or his designate as the Council may from time to time desire regarding the needs of Spanish speaking citizens of Missouri.
3. The Council is assigned for administrative purposes to the Department of Economic Development.
This order shall be effective immediately and shall terminate on December 31, 1985, and shall supersede all previous Executive Orders pertaining to the same subject.
||IN TESTIMONY 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 12th day of December, 1984.
||[Christopher S. Bond's signature]
[James C. Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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