WSR 09-05-044



[ February 9, 2009 ]




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

WHEREAS, the existence of obsolete executive orders and 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 costs 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that the below-mentioned existing executive orders and boards and commissions are no longer necessary and can be rescinded immediately;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performance, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby order and direct that the following executive orders be rescinded and boards and commissions abolished:

EO 70-05, relating to the pesticide review board

EO 74-15, relating to the state salmon and steelhead council;

EO 76-04, relating to the state energy advisory council;

EO 80-10, relating to the hazardous materials committee

EO 83-14, relating to the interagency task force on milfoil control

EO 85-07, relating to the advisory council on education funding;

EO 94-02, relating to the Governor's council on school-to-work transition;

EO 94-10, relating to the Governor's telecommunications policy coordination task force;

EO 95-01, relating to the Governor's council on substance abuse;

EO 95-03, relating to the Governor's school-to-work task force;

EO 07-05, relating to the Governor's P-20 Council -- Early Learning, K-12 and Higher Education

Acupuncture Ad Hoc Consultant Group;

Ahtanum View Community Resource Board;

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee;

Birth Defects Advisory Committee;

Children's and Family Services Oversight Regional Committees;

Cholinesterase Stakeholder Advisory Committee;

Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee;

Developmental Disabilities Regional Advisory Committees;

Developmental Disabilities State Advisory Committee;

Division of Developmental Disabilities State Quality Assurance

Disability Initiative Advisory Committee

DSHS State Advisory Committee;

Economic Services Advisory Committee;

Education Opportunity Grant Advisory Committee;

Family Literacy Advisory Committee;

Family to Family Advisory Group, Region 3;

Foster Parent Advisory Committee;

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Advisory Committee;

Health Care Assistants Ad Hoc Committee;

HIV Policy Collaborative;

Home Care Advisory Committee;

Land Management Advisory Committee;

Local Advisory Committee for Snohomish, Skagit and Island County Higher Education;

Local Agency Guidelines Committee;

School-based Medicaid Administrative Match Advisory Committee;

Minority Advisory Board;

Minority Initiative Advisory Committee;

Need Grant Advisory Committee;

Pierce County Community Justice Center Oversight Board;

Reading First Advisory Committee;

Roads to Community Living Collaborative Team;

Safe Routes to School Advisory Board;

Sex Offender Treatment Program Advisory Committee;

T2 Advisory Committee;

Think Tank/New Freedom;

Title I Migrant Education Practitioners Committee;

Title V Small Business Technical Assistance Compliance Advisory Panel; and

Water Use Efficiency Subcommittee of the Washington Water Supply 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 9th day of February 2009, at Olympia, Washington.
Christine O. Gregoire
Steve Excell
for Sam Reed
Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office