Delaware General Assembly






TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies

RE: Reimplementation of the Governor's Task Force on Government Reorganization

WHEREAS, the Governor appointed a Task Force on the reorganization of the Executive Branch of the government pursuant to the authority of House Bill 91 of the 125th General Assembly, First Session; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force completed a considerable amount of its activity prior to December 31, 1970, the date set forth in House Bill 91 for the termination of the Governor's Task Force; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly appropriated funds in the budget bill covering the Task Force activity for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force has some additional activities to perform in connection with the structure of education as it related to the cabinet form of government; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force was unable to complete this activity prior to December 31, 1970, since it did not receive the Report of the Coordinating Committee on Education until December of 1970, and will require additional time to consider the same; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to continue the Task Force until June 30, 1971, for the purpose of considering the matter of education as it relates to the cabinet form of government, and for other purposes, and reporting its findings and recommendations to the Governor; and

WHEREAS, it is within the Governor's authority to appoint a Task Force for this purpose by Executive Order, notwithstanding the expiration of the authority of House Bill 91:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:

1. A Governor's Task Force on Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Government is hereby appointed for the period from January 1, 1971, through June 30, 1971.

2. The task force shall report to the Governor its findings and recommendations with respect to the relationship of the function of education in Delaware to the cabinet form of government.

3. The Task Force shall report to the Governor on such other activities as the Governor shall from time to time direct.

0. The members of the Task Force shall be as follows:

E. Norman Veasey, Chairman Charles K. Keil, Vice Chairman Mrs. Morton Golby, Secretary Dr. G. Harold Brown

Honorable William L. Frederick Honorable Everette Hale

Halsey G. Knapp

Ben P. Young

Honorable Robert L. Halbrook, Jr.

APPROVED This 18th day of February, 1971