WHEREAS, the Personal Independence Commission (Commission) was established by Executive Order 01-08; and

WHEREAS, the function of the Commission is to help ensure that Missourians of all ages and disabilities have access to a range of community support services; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 01-08 directs the Commission to prepare an annual report containing recommendations of actions that would assist people with disabilities to live more independently; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has not prepared an annual report for several years; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Council on Disability, a statutorily-created entity, is required to perform functions that are similar to and overlap with the functions of the Personal Independence Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Council on Disability is statutorily required to submit, and has been submitting, annual reports to the Governor, most recently for the year 2009.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 01-08, thereby terminating the Personal Independence Commission, recognizing that the important function of the Commission will be performed by the Governor's Council on Disability.

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 15th day of January, 2010.

[Jay Nixon's signature]

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon


[Robin Carnahan's signature]

Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State

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