Governor Sanford Issues Statement on Restructuring Bill's Passage
GOVERNOR THANKS HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR PASSAGE OF DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATION BILL
Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee's passage of a Department of Administration bill, a key component of restructuring legislation the governor has called for since being elected:
"I want to thank Chairman Harrison and Garry Smith in particular, as well as the House Judiciary Committee and its ad hoc restructuring subcommittee in general, for their diligent work in moving this bill forward,"; Gov. Sanford said. ";Whether it's been in the numerous restructuring studies over the years or more recently in the GEAR report, we've seen time and time again that our current government structure is unaccountable, because when everyone is in charge, no one is in charge. I applaud everyone involved for taking this step in moving South Carolina one step closer to how government is run in 49 other states, and I look forward to this bill being debated on the full floor."P>
The bill, H.3590, would for the first time create a Department of Administration that would house key administrative support functions currently under the Budget and Control Board. Those functions moved would include the General Services Division, the state's Chief Information Officer, Human Resources, Procurement, and the state Energy Office.