WHEREAS, the Governor's Council on AIDS (Council) was established in 1995 by Executive Order 95-10, and its membership was expanded by Executive Orders 96-11 and 98-13; and
WHEREAS, the Council was tasked with developing and coordinating policies to improve AIDS prevention and care services to Missourians; and
WHEREAS, the Council ceased meeting in approximately 2004; and
WHEREAS, the Council recommended to a previous administration that it be dissolved and its work continued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; and
WHEREAS, the Statewide HIV/STD Prevention Community Planning Group, a partnership between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and HIV-affected communities, performs the same or similar functions as the Council.
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 Orders 95-10, 96-11, and 98-13, thereby terminating the Governor's Council on AIDS, and order that the duties formerly assigned to the Council be performed by the Statewide HIV/STD Prevention Community Planning Group within the Department of Health and Senior Services.
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