WHEREAS, it is the public policy of
the State of Missouri to promote economy, efficiency and improved
services in the transaction of the public business in the departments,
bureaus, agencies, boards, commissions, `offices, independent
establishments and instrumentalities of the executive branch of
state government; and
WHEREAS, this public policy can be
carried out in the following ways: (1) limit expenditures to the
lowest amount consistent with the efficient performance of essential
services, activities and functions; (2) eliminate overlapping
of services, activites and functions; (3) consolidate services,
activities and functions of a similar nature; (4) abolish services,
activities and fundctions not necessary to the efficient conduct
of state government; and (5) define and limit executive functions,
services, and activities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the power and authority
vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri,
do hereby establish the State Reorganization Commission as follows:
1. The Commission shall be composed of fourn (4) members
of the Senate, four (4) members of the House of Representatives
and four(4) members from the state-at-large. The Senate members
of the Commission shall be appointed by the President Pro Tem
of the Senate, the House members shall be appointed by the Speaker
of the House, and the members at-large shall be appointed by the
Governor. The Chairperson shall be designated by the Governor.
2. The Commission members shall serve without compensation,
but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
3. The Commission may make such rules and orders for the regulation
of its own proceedings as it deems proper.
4. The Commission shall hold meetings whenever called to session
by the Chairperson.
5. Each state agency shall, on request, cooperate with and
assist the Commission in the performance of its duties and shall
make available all confidential books, records or information
not otherwise restricted by law.
6. It shall be the duty of the Commission: (1) to examine
the organizational structure of the executive department of
the state governmnet to determine the need for changes or revisions
in the interest of efficiency and economy; (2) to study and
evaluate the several state agencies and elected officers as
to their internal organizaion, management, powers, duties and
functions; (3) to determine from such analysis the extent of
conflict or duplication existing in the functions, programs
and work within these agencies and offices; (4) to devise and
recommend plans of governmental structure, organizaation, methods
and procedures for the better coordination, integration and
operation of the state's executive department.
7. The Commission shall, on or before September 15, 1994,
make a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor
oand to the General Assembly. At such time, the duties of the
Commission shall terminate and shall be discharged.
|| 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 26th of July,
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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