WHEREAS, the Governor's Advisory Council for Plant Biotechnology (Council) was established by Executive Order 05-13; and
WHEREAS, the function of the Council was to advise of ways to recruit plant biotechnology companies to Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the Council has not met in more than a year; and
WHEREAS, the functions of the Council overlap with and duplicate the functions of other entities that are currently active, such as the Missouri Technology Corporation; and
WHEREAS, the important function of recruiting plant biotechnology companies to Missouri can be most efficiently performed by the Missouri Technology Corporation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 05-13, thereby terminating the Governor's Advisory Council on Plant Biotechnology, and assign its duties to the Missouri Technology Corporation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 15th day of January, 2010.
[Jay Nixon's signature]
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State