WHEREAS, the Department of Public Safety is created pursuant to Article IV, Section 12, of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 650, RSMo; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Highway Safety is assigned to the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Section 650.005, RSMo; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation is created pursuant to Article IV, Section 12, of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 226, RSMo; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Highway Safety works to promote the safe operation of vehicles on or about the highways, roads, and streets of this state; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation is tasked with supervision of the construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Highway Safety and the Department of Transportation both engage in activities related to the state highway system and its safe operation; and
WHEREAS, the consolidation of these activities would increase efficiencies and eliminate duplication of efforts; and
WHEREAS, I am committed to integrating executive branch operations to improve the way the state delivers services; and
WHEREAS, the transfer of the functions of the Division of Highway Safety to the Department of Transportation is a component of the Governor's Reorganization Plan of 2003, which is designed to streamline state government and make it as efficient as possible.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB HOLDEN, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby order the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the Division of Highway Safety, and the Missouri Department of Transportation to cooperate to:
- Develop mechanisms and processes necessary to effectively transfer the functions of the Division of Highway Safety to the Department of Transportation;
- Transfer all authority, powers, duties, functions, records, personnel, property, contracts, budgets, matters pending, and other pertinent vestiges of the Division of Highway Safety to the Department of Transportation, by Type I transfer, as defined under the Reorganization Act of 1974; and
- Take the steps necessary to maintain compliance with federal requirements, such as filing a state plan amendment, so as not to jeopardize federal financial participation with this consolidation.
This Order shall become effective no sooner than August 28, 2003 unless disapproved within sixty days of its submission to the First Regular Session of the 92nd 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 5th day of February, 2003.
[Bob Holden's signature]
[Matt Blunt's signature]
Secretary of State