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Governor Mead rescinds Unneeded Executive Orders

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

April 27, 2011


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

             Governor Mead rescinds Unneeded Executive Orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead signed his first executive order today. That order cleared 197 executive orders from the books. The earliest of those is from 1969.

The Governor’s Executive Order 2011-1 indicates that executive orders by former governors have created a significant volume of orders over time, but many of them are no longer relevant or needed. The order explains four separate reasons for rescinding the older orders:

1)     They have been rescinded or superseded by more current orders or by statute.
2)     They contain specific sunset dates which have since passed.
3)     They have exceeded the specific time period for which the orders were in authorized.
4)     They have been supplanted by the adoption of other policy

Governor Mead also wrote that by getting those orders off of the books it improves the efficiency of state government - a priority for his administration.

“This was no easy task and it required a significant amount of work by my staff and the staff of the Attorney General,” Governor Mead said. “But, now we have cleared these off the books to make the record of executive orders more relevant and up-to-date.”

This is the first Executive Order Governor Mead has signed.