WSR 10-01-038

EXECUTIVE ORDER

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


[ December 3, 2009 ]


EXECUTIVE ORDER 09-08


ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS



WHEREAS, certain boards and commissions have been rendered ineffective due to either the enactment of superseding law, through an internal expiration provision or are no longer needed for the efficient administration of state government; and


WHEREAS, the existence of unneeded boards and commissions can lead to a lack of accountability and create confusion and unnecessary regulatory burden on executive agencies and the public;


WHEREAS, most of the advisory functions of boards and commissions can be performed without the administrative cost of maintaining formal organizations, and executive agencies are being strongly encouraged to enhance public input using modern communication technology and identify new, less costly, and more effective opportunities to ensure citizen participation and government openness; and


WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor, in consultation with executive branch agencies, has determined that the below-mentioned boards and commissions are no longer necessary and can be rescinded immediately;


NOW THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington in order to achieve effective and efficient government performance, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby order and direct that the following boards and commissions be abolished:


Aviation Advisory Committee

Cedar Creek Corrections Center Community Advisory Committee

Clallam Bay Corrections Center Community Advisory Committee

Connell Citizens Advisory Committee

Corrections Center for Women Community Advisory Committee

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Statewide Advisory Committee

Marysville Community Citizens Violation Board

McNeil Island Correction Center Community Advisory Committee

Olympic Corrections Center Community Advisory Committee

Peninsula Work Release Community Advisory Board

Penitentiary Community Advisory Committee

Public Health Improvement Plan Steering Committee

Religious Advisory Board

Special Commitment Center Advisory Board

Stafford Creek Liaison Committee

State Capacity for Disabilities Prevention Projects Consultants

State Genetics Advisory Committee


(1) All documents and papers, equipment, or other tangible property in the possession of the terminated entity shall be delivered to the custody of the entity assuming the responsibilities of the terminated entity, or if such responsibilities have been eliminated, documents and papers shall be delivered to the state archivist and equipment or other tangible property to the Department of General Administration.
(2) All funds held by, or other moneys due to, the terminated entity shall revert to the fund from which they were appropriated, or if that fund is abolished to the general fund; and
(3) All contractual rights and duties of an entity shall be assigned or delegated to the entity assuming the responsibilities of the terminated entity, or if there is none to such entity as the governor shall direct.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.


Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington, on this 3rd day of December 2009, at Olympia, Washington.
By:
Christine O. Gregoire

Governor

BY THE GOVERNOR:
Sam Reed
Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office