WILLIAM A. EGAN
GOVERNOR 

 STATE OF ALASKA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
JUNEAU

March 28, 1972

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 16

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 23 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska, it is hereby ordered:

1. That the Division of Protection within the Department of Fish and Game is now and hereafter shall be a Division within the Department of Public Safety;

2. That the Commissioner of Public Safety shall exercise full supervisory and administrative authority over all personnel assigned to the Division of Protection, over budgetary items allocated to the Division and equipment and facilities used primarily in its work and currently assigned to the custody of the Department of Fish and Game;

3. That the responsibility for the enforcement of statutes and regulations enacted or adopted for the protection of the State's fish and game resources which involve criminal or civil penalty shall henceforth be administered by the Department of Public Safety;

4. That this order is effective immediately as to the direction, supervision and administrative authority over personnel of the Division. The Commissioner of Public Safety is authorized, according to law, to make such changes in the organization of the Division and the assignment of responsibilities among its personnel as he deems appropriate to the efficient administration of the Division and the performance of its duties;

5. That during a transitional period, the Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety shall continue to do all things necessary or appropriate in the maintenance of administrative services, payroll maintenance, the upkeep of equipment and facilities and the exercise of other responsibilities necessary to assure a smooth transition;

6. That as the Commissioner of Public Safety determines the readiness of the Department of Public Safety to assume responsibility for such support activity, facilities and equipment he shall from time to time in consultation with the Commissioner of Fish and Game issue directives effecting such transfers which shall have the same force and effect as this order; The transfer of the Division of Protection from the Department of Fish and Game to the Department of Public Safety constitutes a change in the organization of the executive branch and in the assignment of functions among its units considered necessary for efficient administration and not requiring statutory change. This Administrative Order, implementing that transfer, takes effect March 28, 1972.

S/S WILLIAM A. EGAN
WILLIAM A. EGAN    
Governor of Alaska 



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