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EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (EXCERPT)
E.R.O. No. 1998-1

28.161 Creation of criminal justice information systems (CJIS) policy council; transfer of powers and duties of automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) policy council to CJIS policy council and abolition of AFIS policy council; transfer of powers and duties of law enforcement information network (LEIN) policy council to CJIS policy council and abolition of LEIN policy council.

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 empowers the Governor to make changes in the organization of the Executive Branch or in the assignment of functions among its units which he considers necessary for efficient administration; and

WHEREAS, the Law Enforcement Information Network (L.E.I.N.) Policy Council was established pursuant to Act No. 163 of the Public Acts of 1974 to create policy and promulgate rules regarding the operational procedures to be followed by agencies using the law enforcement information network, to review applications for network terminals and approve or disapprove the applications and the sites for terminal installations and to establish minimum standards for terminal sites and installations; and

WHEREAS, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (A.F.I.S.) Policy Council was established pursuant to Act No. 307 of the Public Acts of 1988 to, among other things, create policy and promulgate rules regarding the operation and audit procedures to be followed by agencies using the A.F.I.S., to design and provide for statewide identification of individuals using an A.F.I.S., to establish minimum standards for A.F.I.S. sites and installation, to review proposed applications for the A.F.I.S. and approve or disapprove the applications and the sites for system installations and to establish policy and promulgate rules restricting the dissemination of identification information to individuals and agencies; and

WHEREAS, the membership of the L.E.I.N. Policy Council is fully represented on the A.F.I.S. Policy Council; and

WHEREAS, the mission and goals of the L.E.I.N. Policy Council and the A.F.I.S. Policy Council are similar and the technologies and system interaction involved with both L.E.I.N. and A.F.I.S. are closely linked; and

WHEREAS, the functions, duties and responsibilities assigned to the L.E.I.N. Policy Council and the A.F.I.S. Policy Council can be more effectively organized and carried out under the supervision and direction of one governmental body; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary in the interests of efficient administration and effectiveness of government to effect changes in the organization of the Executive Branch of government.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Engler, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 and the laws of the State of Michigan, do hereby order the following:

1. There is created the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Policy Council within the Department of State Police. The council shall exercise its prescribed powers, duties, functions and responsibilities independently of the director of the department. The budgeting, procurement and related management functions of the council shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the director of the department.

2. The CJIS Policy Council shall consist of the following members:

a. The Attorney General or his or her designee;

b. The Secretary of State or his or her designee;

c. The Director of the Department of State Police or his or her designee;

d. The Director of the Department of Corrections or his or her designee;

e. Three representatives of the Department of State Police to be appointed by the Director of the Department of State Police;

f. The Chief of Detroit Police Department or his or her designee;

g. Three representatives of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police to be appointed by that association;

h. Four representatives of the Michigan Sheriff's Association to be appointed by that association;

i. Three representatives of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan to be appointed by that association;

j. A representative of the Michigan District Judges Association to be appointed by that association;

k. A representative of the Michigan Judges Association to be appointed by that association;

l. The State Court Administrator or his or her designee;

m. An individual employed in or engaged in the business of private security, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor;

n. An individual who represents human services concerns in the state, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor; and

o. The executive secretary of the CJIS Policy Council, who shall serve in an ex officio capacity.

3. The Council shall, at its first meeting, elect from its membership a chairperson who shall serve for one year. Elections thereafter shall be held annually. A chairperson may, if reelected, succeed himself or herself. The council shall meet quarterly, during the months of January, April, July and October, and at other times the chairperson considers necessary. A majority of the council members hall constitute a quorum for conducting the business of the council.

4. The council chairperson shall appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the council. A committee chairperson may succeed himself or herself if reappointed.

5. Council members or their representatives shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to actual expenses incurred during attendance at a regular or special council meeting and in traveling to and from a meeting.

6. A council member shall serve a two (2) year term and may succeed himself or herself if reappointed as a member.

7. All the statutory authority, powers, duties, functions and responsibilities, including the functions of rulemaking, budgeting, procurement and related management functions of the A.F.I.S. Policy Council set forth in Act No. 307 of the Public Acts of 1988, as amended, being Sections 28.151 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws, are hereby transferred to the CJIS Policy Council by a Type III transfer, as defined by Section 3 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Section 16.103 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and the A.F.I.S. Policy Council is abolished.

8. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, the CJIS Policy Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Department of State Police on issues related to the development and deploymnet of information management systems that facilitate the rapid exchange of accurate information between the various components of the criminal justice community.

9. All the statutory authority, powers, duties, functions and responsibilities, including the functions of rulemaking, budgeting, procurement and related management functions of the L.E.I.N. Policy Council set forth in Act No. 163 of the Public Acts of 1974, as amended, being Sections 28.211 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws, are hereby transferred to the CJIS Policy Council by a Type III transfer, as defined by Section 3 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Section 16.103 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and the L.E.I.N. Policy Council is abolished.

10. The Director of the Department of State Police shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of the transfers and shall make internal organizational changes that may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities prescribed by this Order.

11. All records, personnel, property and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations and other funds used, held, employed, available or to be made available to the A.F.I.S. Policy Council or the L.E.I.N. Policy Council are hereby transferred to the CJIS Policy Council.

12. The Department of Management and Budget shall determine and authorize the most efficient manner possible for handling financial transactions and records in the state's financial management system for the remainder of this fiscal year.

13. All rules, orders, contracts and agreements relating to the assigned functions lawfully adopted prior to the effective date of this Order shall continue to be effective until revised, amended or repealed.

14. Any suit, action or other proceeding lawfully commenced by, against or before any entity affected by this Order shall not abate by reason of the taking effect of this Order. Any suit, action or other proceeding may be maintained by, against or before the appropriate successor of any entity affected by this Order.

In fulfillment of the requirement of Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963, the provisions of this Order shall become effective sixty (60) days after filing.


History: 1998, E.R.O. No. 1998-1, Eff. Apr. 13, 1998
Compiler's Notes: In the paragraph numbered “3.”, the phrase “members hall constitute a quorum” evidently should read “members shall constitute a quorum.”In the paragraph numbered “8.”, the word “deploymnet” evidently should read “deployment.”