Executive Orders

The Governor of Iowa has issued executive orders dealing with a variety of matters from Iowa’s statehood through present day. A governor generally issues an executive order derived under power granted by a state’s constitution, or as delegated by state or federal law. Iowa governors’ executive orders have covered a range of topics including the establishment of councils, committees and task forces, and appropriation reductions to prevent a state budget deficit.

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Order Date Executive Order Description Governor IAB Publication Further Disposition
04/15/2019 Executive Order Number 4 Establishes the Flood Recovery Advisory Board to serve as the central point of coordination of state activities for the recovery and rebuilding efforts following the severe and widespread flooding in Iowa. Kim Reynolds XLI, No. 23 (05/08/2019) p. 2838
07/18/2018 Executive Order Number 03 Establishes the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative that will identify legislative, regulatory, and policy ideas designed to increase opportunities and quality of life throughout rural Iowa. Kim Reynolds XLI, No. 4 (08/15/2018) p. 440
04/23/2018 Executive Order Number 02 Establishes the Children’s System State Board to serve as the single point of responsibility in the development and implementation of a Children’s Mental Health System. Kim Reynolds XL, No. 23 (05/09/2018) p. 2899
01/29/2018 Executive Order Number 01 Creates the virtual Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning to ensure access to high-quality, in-depth work-based learning. Kim Reynolds XL, No. 23 (05/09/2018) p. 2896
08/29/2016 Executive Order Number 88 Creates the Future Ready Iowa Initiative and the Future Ready Iowa Alliance to promote postsecondary education and training. Terry E. Branstad XXXIX, No. 6 (09/14/2016) p. 429
12/21/2015 Executive Order Number 87 Directs the Office of the Chief Information Officer to develop a State of Iowa Cybersecurity Strategy. Terry E. Branstad XXXVIII, No. 14 (01/06/2016) p. 1389
09/28/2015 Executive Order Number 86 Establishes the Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention within the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention. Terry E. Branstad XXXVIII, No. 8 (10/14/2015) p. 628
03/24/2014 Executive Order Number 85 Mandates that personnel settlement agreements entered into by state agencies must be nonconfidential, available online, and reviewed by the Attorney General. Terry E. Branstad XXXVI, No. 20 (04/02/2014) p. 2039
02/17/2014 Executive Order Number 84 Creates the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa. Terry E. Branstad XXXVI, No. 18 (03/05/2014) p. 1857
10/16/2013 Executive Order Number 83 Mandates that only the State of Iowa, not the federal government, shall determine the content and related assessment of the Iowa Core academic standards. Terry E. Branstad XXXVI, No. 18 (03/05/2014) p. 1855
08/20/2013 Executive Order Number 82 Creates the Iowa Juvenile Home Protection Task Force for the purpose of making recommendations concerning the Iowa Juvenile Home, and orders that staff at the facility undergo trauma-informed care training. Terry E. Branstad XXXVI, No. 5 (09/04/2013) p. 650
05/15/2013 Executive Order Number 81 Expands and replaces Executive Order 74 (July 26, 2011), creating the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council. Terry E. Branstad XXXVI, No. 5 (09/04/2013) p. 647
08/20/2012 Executive Order Number 80 Directs that each state agency appoint a stakeholder group and receive public comment when proposing an administrative rulemaking. Terry E. Branstad XXXV, No. 5 (09/05/2012) p. 471
08/20/2012 Executive Order Number 79 Rescinds 12 previous Executive Orders on the grounds of being unnecessary, outdated, or inefficient. Terry E. Branstad XXXV, No. 5 (09/05/2012) p. 469
07/02/2012 Executive Order Number 78 Directs the Department of Administrative Services to implement an arrangement whereby state employees may voluntarily contribute 20% of their own health care costs. Terry E. Branstad XXXV, No. 5 (09/05/2012) p. 468
05/11/2012 Executive Order Number 77 Rescinds an administrative rule banning the use of traditional lead shot in hunting. Terry E. Branstad XXXIV, No. 24 (05/30/2012) p. 1624
03/30/2012 Executive Order Number 76 Places the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program within the Department on Aging. Terry E. Branstad XXXIV, No. 21 (04/18/2012) p. 1426
10/24/2011 Executive Order Number 75 Creates the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress for the study and recommendation of solutions and policy alternatives for issues arising in the area of economic development. Terry E. Branstad XXXIV, No. 10 (11/16/2011) p. 724
07/26/2011 Executive Order Number 74 Creates the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council to promote STEM education. Terry E. Branstad XXXIV, No. 4 (08/24/2011) p. 236
05/03/2011 Executive Order Number 73 Creates the Website Standardization Committee for the purpose of improving the accessibility of Executive Branch websites for individuals with disabilities. Terry E. Branstad XXXIII, No. 26 (06/29/2011) p. 1757
04/04/2011 Executive Order Number 72 Rescinds administrative rules implementing certain national air pollutant emissions standards. Terry E. Branstad XXXIII, No. 21 (04/20/2011) p. 1482
03/07/2011 Executive Order Number 71 Directs state agencies to analyze the effect of proposed administrative rules on private-sector employment and to include a Jobs Impact Statement in any published notice of intended action. Terry E. Branstad XXXIII, No. 19 (03/23/2011) p. 1363
01/14/2011 Executive Order Number 70 Rescinds Governor Vilsack’s Executive Order 42 (July 4, 2005) and requires discharged criminal offenders to file an application for the restoration of citizenship rights. Terry E. Branstad XXXIII, No. 16 (02/09/2011) p. 1165
01/14/2011 Executive Order Number 69 Rescinds Governor Culver’s Executive Order 22 (February 3, 2010) and prohibits the use of Project Labor Agreements for state-funded construction work and other public works projects. Terry E. Branstad XXXIII, No. 16 (02/09/2011) p. 1162
11/29/2010 Executive Order Number 27 Directs the Iowa Finance Authority to administer the allocation of qualified energy conservation bonds bonding authority provided by federal law. Chester J. Culver XXXIII, No. 15 (01/26/2011) p. 1103
10/14/2010 Executive Order Number 26 Outlines the authority of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and directs the CIO to oversee the Department of Administrative Services’ continuing information technology consolidation efforts. Chester J. Culver XXXIII, No. 9 (11/03/2010) p. 746
08/06/2010 Executive Order Number 25 Creates the Lake Delhi Recover and Rebuild Task Force to develop strategies for both the recovery and rebuilding of the Lake Delhi area, including, whether and under what conditions the Lake Delhi dam should be rebuilt.. Chester J. Culver XXXIII, No. 9 (11/03/2010) p. 743
05/28/2010 Executive Order Number 24 Separates the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman from the Department on Aging so that the Office may function independently as a lobbyist, in compliance with the federal Older Americans Act. Chester J. Culver XXXIII, No. 9 (11/03/2010) p. 741
04/09/2010 Executive Order Number 23 Directs the Insurance Commissioner to implement recently enacted consumer protection provisions, and to form a Work Group on health insurance cost reduction and health care reform in connection with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Chester J. Culver XXXIII, No. 9 (11/03/2010) p. 738
02/03/2010 Executive Order Number 22 Directs all state departments and agencies to consider using Project Labor Agreements when awarding contracts for large-scale construction projects. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 18 (02/24/2010) p. 2107 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 69
02/01/2010 Executive Order Number 21 Designates the Executive Director of the Iowa Finance Authority as the administrator of Qualified Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds under the federal Disaster Relief Act. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 18 (02/24/2010) p. 2105
12/16/2009 Executive Order Number 20 Mandates the implementation of a series of cost-reduction recommendations outlined in the Iowa Efficiency Review Report. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 18 (02/24/2010) p. 2102 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
10/08/2009 Executive Order Number 19 Implements a 10% budget reduction for FY 2010. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 9 (10/21/2009) p. 1139
09/25/2009 Executive Order Number 18 Transfers $45.3 million from the Economic Emergency Fund to the General Fund in order to balance the FY 2009 state budget. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 9 (10/21/2009) p. 1138
09/25/2009 Executive Order Number 17 Directs state agencies to prioritize the rehabilitation of existing real estate and the use of historic properties and districts when locating or developing state facilities. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 9 (10/21/2009) p. 1136 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
08/20/2009 Executive Order Number 16 Creates the Green Jobs Task Force to study and craft proposals, including proposals for Recovery Act funding. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 7 (09/23/2009) p. 898
07/15/2009 Executive Order Number 15 Creates the Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coordinating Council that shall establish an integrated system for coordinating the planning and provision of offender transitional and re-entry services. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 599
06/22/2009 Executive Order Number 14 Authorizes the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center to apply for a Strengthening Communities Fund – State, Local and Tribal Government Capacity Building Program Grant. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 597
05/26/2009 Executive Order Number 13 Directs the Department of Administrative Services to implement policies to ensure tracking of reimbursements to state employees. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 596
04/14/2009 Executive Order Number 12 Creates the Iowa Accountability and Transparency Board to oversee the administration of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 594
02/17/2009 Executive Order Number 11 Establishes the Dependent Adult Task Force to examine and report on the issues related to dependent adults with mental retardation. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 592
12/22/2008 Executive Order Number 10 Implements a 1.5% budget reduction for FY 2009. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 590
11/07/2008 Executive Order Number 09 Assigns administrative responsibility of bonding authority for the federal Disaster Relief Act to the Iowa Finance Authority. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 588
07/16/2008 Executive Order Number 08 Establishes the Independent Contractor Reform Task Force to address employee misclassification. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 586
06/27/2008 Executive Order Number 07 Establishes the Rebuild Iowa Office and the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission to coordinate disaster recovery efforts. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 582 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
02/21/2008 Executive Order Number 06 Rescinds and replaces Governor Vilsack’s Executive Order 41 (April 22, 2005) and establishes the Green Government Initiative for the State of Iowa. Chester J. Culver XXXII, No. 5 (08/26/2009) p. 577 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
10/30/2007 Executive Order Number 05 Creates the Youth Race and Detention Task Force to consider the importance of public safety and its relevance in the use of juvenile detention. Chester J. Culver XXX, No. 12 (12/05/2007) p. 1076
10/26/2007 Executive Order Number 04 Creates the Diversity Council and mandates that state agencies develop a Diversity Plan that outlines steps to increase diversity within the agency’s workforce. Chester J. Culver XXX, No. 12 (12/05/2007) p. 1073
06/21/2007 Executive Order Number 03 Directs that at least 60% of fuel purchases for state flexible-fuel vehicles must be E-85 fuel, and instructs the Office of Energy Independence and the Department of Administrative Services to develop a plan to reach this goal. Chester J. Culver XXX, No. 2 (07/18/2007) p. 220
02/28/2007 Executive Order Number 02 Extends the deadline for individual taxpayers who are farmers to pay their 2006 individual income tax. Chester J. Culver XXIX, No. 19 (03/14/2007) p. 1211
01/27/2007 Executive Order Number 01 Directs that the United States flag be flown at half-staff when a member of the Iowa National Guard or Iowa Air National Guard or an Iowa resident serving as a member of the United States Armed Forces is killed in the line of duty. Chester J. Culver XXIX, No. 17 (02/14/2007) p. 1100
12/08/2006 Executive Order Number 51 Creates the Targeted Small Business Advisory Council, which will offer oversight and recommendations regarding policies affecting the Targeted Small Business (TSB) program. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 17 (02/14/2007) p. 1098
12/01/2006 Executive Order Number 50 Establishes the New Iowans Policy Task Force, which will make recommendations on how to address the public safety issues surrounding the lack of a comprehensive identification system. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 17 (02/14/2007) p. 1096
08/04/2006 Executive Order Number 49 Creates a task force that will study how to improve the efficacy and efficiency of Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) Assistance Program. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 6 (09/13/2006) p. 81
06/01/2006 Executive Order Number 48 Directs the Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce to design a pay-for-performance compensation plan for schoolteachers, as set forth in Section 27 of House File 2792 (2006 Iowa Acts, chapter 1182), and study the program’s cost and likely effectiveness in imp Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 6 (09/13/2006) p. 379
02/07/2006 Executive Order Number 47 Creates the Keep Iowa Clean and Beautiful Task Force, which will launch a wide-ranging campaign focusing on litter abatement and greater public awareness about recycling, responsible waste disposal, and the environmental damage and the public health and s Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 6 (09/13/2006) p. 376
01/16/2006 Executive Order Number 46 Requires the Director of Human Services to meet with an authorized representative of nonregistered child care home providers who receive payment from the State of Iowa Child Care Assistance Program in order to discuss measures to improve the quality of ca Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 6 (09/13/2006) p. 373 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
01/16/2006 Executive Order Number 45 Requires the Director of Human Services to meet with an authorized representative of registered child development home providers and discuss measures to improve recruitment and retention of providers and the quality of care they offer. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIX, No. 6 (09/13/2006) p. 370 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
09/02/2005 Executive Order Number 44 Directs the Department of Human Services to act in accordance with federal directives regarding how disasters and public health emergencies impact public assistance programs. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVIII, No. 9 (10/26/2005) p. 659
07/04/2005 Executive Order Number 43 Instructs the Director of Human Services to confer with an authorized representative of Iowa’s home-care providers about implementing policies that will facilitate the recruitment and retention of caregivers who can provide quality in-home assistive care Thomas J. Vilsack XXVIII, No. 3 (08/03/2005) p. 221 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
07/04/2005 Executive Order Number 42 Restores the rights of citizenship, including the right to vote and qualification to hold public office, to offenders who have been completely discharged from their sentences as of July 4, 2005, but have not yet applied for restoration of those rights. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVIII, No. 3 (08/03/2005) p. 218 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 70
04/22/2005 Executive Order Number 41 Directs all state agencies to institute energy-efficiency measures, including: (1) reducing energy consumption in all state facilities, (2) deriving at least 10 percent of total electricity consumed from renewable sources, (3) acquiring equipment with the Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 24 (05/25/2005) p. 1570 Rescinded and replaced by Governor Culver Executive Order 6
03/03/2005 Executive Order Number 40 Directs all state agencies in the Executive Branch to adopt Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government emergency management plans so that they may keep delivering essential services during disasters and other emergency situations. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 24 (05/25/2005) p. 1567
01/11/2005 Executive Order Number 39 Establishes the Iowa Great Places Program, in which the Department of Cultural Affairs will work with other state agencies to develop the distinctive and authentic features of neighborhoods, communities, and regions with an emphasis on encouraging innovat Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 24 (05/25/2005) p. 1564
10/22/2004 Executive Order Number 38 Continues the work of the Iowa Food Policy Council as set forth in Executive Orders 16 (March 31, 2000), 19 (May 21, 2001), and 29 (August 15, 2003). Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 24 (05/25/2005) p. 1561
10/01/2004 Executive Order Number 37 Creates the Aging Services Cabinet, which will address issues affecting older Iowans, including healthy aging habits, long-term care, the recruitment of qualified caregivers, and ways to better integrate the delivery of health care and social services. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 24 (05/25/2005) p. 1558
06/25/2004 Executive Order Number 36 Restores 10 percent of the across-the-board cut in allotment requests called for in Executive Order 31 (October 14, 2003), thereby creating an effective across-the-board budget reduction of 2.25 percent rather than 2.5 percent. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 2 (07/21/2004) p. 167
01/30/2004 Executive Order Number 35 Establishes the Governor’s Non-profit Taskforce, which will evaluate both the current and possible future roles that Iowa’s nonprofit organizations can play in advancing the vitality of communities throughout the state, including collaborating with govern Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 2 (07/21/2004) p. 165
12/05/2003 Executive Order Number 34 Disbands Governor Ray’s Executive Orders 20 (December 16, 1975) and 49 (January 7, 1983), which established the Governor’s Economic Advisory Council and the Iowa Economic Forecasting Council respectively, and replaces them with the Council of Economic Adv Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 2 (07/21/2004) p. 162 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
11/17/2003 Executive Order Number 33 Establishes the Iowa Council on Homelessness under the administration of the Iowa Finance Authority and instructs the directors of over one dozen state agencies to participate in the council and coordinate efforts toward developing programs to alleviate a Thomas J. Vilsack XXVII, No. 2 (07/21/2004) p. 159 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
11/11/2003 Executive Order Number 32 Authorizes the Iowa Veteran’s Commission to create a Commemorative Iowa Medallion, which will be available for purchase by the public and will feature an image of the Iowa State Capitol on one side and a profile of the five Sullivan brothers on the other. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVI, No. 12 (12/10/2003) p. 1074
10/14/2003 Executive Order Number 31 Calls for a uniform reduction of allotment requests so that the state may achieve a budget reduction of 2.5 percent for FY 2004. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVI, No. 11 (11/26/2003) p. 983
09/25/2003 Executive Order Number 30 Creates the Iowa Learns Council, which will direct its efforts toward achieving two goals: (1) a quality preschool experience for 90 percent of Iowa’s children and (2) the completion of two years of college by 90 percent of Iowa’s high school graduates. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVI, No. 11 (11/26/2003) p. 980
08/15/2003 Executive Order Number 29 Continues the work of the Iowa Food Policy Council as set forth in Executive Orders 16 (March 31, 2000) and 19 (May 21, 2001). Thomas J. Vilsack XXVI, No. 11 (11/26/2003) p. 977
07/01/2003 Executive Order Number 28 Designates seven state agencies as Charter Agencies which grants them the maximum degree of administrative flexibility in terms of procurement and personnel management. Thomas J. Vilsack XXVI, No. 4 (08/20/2003) p. 307
02/04/2003 Executive Order Number 27 Directs the heads of state agencies to undertake steps to identify and address barriers to community living and quality of life for individuals who are disabled or afflicted with long-term illnesses. Thomas J. Vilsack XXV, No. 19 (03/19/2003) p. 1277
06/21/2002 Executive Order Number 26 Establishes a Commemorative Quarter Committee and a process through which all Iowans may participate in selecting the design of the Iowa Commemorative Quarter. Thomas J. Vilsack XXV, No. 2 (07/24/2002) p. 159
06/04/2002 Executive Order Number 25 Rescinds Governor Branstad’s Executive Order 60 (May 19, 1997) and directs state agencies to act in accordance with Iowa Code sections 8.47 and 18.3 when procuring professional services with the goal of reducing waste, duplication, and inefficiency. Thomas J. Vilsack XXV, No. 1 (07/10/2002) p. 83 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
11/01/2001 Executive Order Number 24 Calls for a uniform reduction of allotment requests so that the state may achieve a budget reduction of 4.3 percent for FY 2002. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIV, No. 11 (11/28/2001) p. 858
10/12/2001 Executive Order Number 23 Directs the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard to deploy National Guard personnel to Iowa laboratories that keep stocks of biological agents that could potentially be used in a terrorist attack. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIV, No. 10 (11/14/2001) p. 772
10/03/2001 Executive Order Number 22 Directs the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard to deploy members of the National Guard to monitor checkpoints at airports and assist existing security personnel in enhancing security operations. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIV, No. 8 (10/17/2001) p. 601
07/03/2001 Executive Order Number 21 Establishes the Veterans Affairs Policy Task Force, which will make recommendations on improving the operations of the Iowa Commission of Veteran Affairs. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIV, No. 2 (07/25/2001) p. 129
06/27/2001 Executive Order Number 20 Creates the Iowa Education Roundtable, which will focus on creating a more seamless system of providing educational programs at all levels of learning, ranging from early childhood through higher education. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIV, No. 2 (07/25/2001) p. 126
05/21/2001 Executive Order Number 19 Continues the work of the Iowa Food Policy Council created by Executive Order 16 (March 31, 2000) and directs the council to create two interagency task forces that will make recommendations on food security and Iowa food products. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIII, No. 25 (06/13/2001) p. 1940
03/28/2001 Executive Order Number 18 Rescinds Executive Order 7 (September 14, 1999) and replaces it with a reaffirmation of the State of Iowa’s commitment to equal opportunity in employment to the fullest extent allowable under law. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIII, No. 24 (05/30/2001) p. 1886
02/13/2001 Executive Order Number 17 Creates the Taskforce for Responsible Fatherhood, which will focus on identifying obstacles that encourage absent fathers, raising public awareness about the consequences of a father’s absence on his child’s development, and recommending practices that wi Thomas J. Vilsack XXIII, No. 18 (03/07/2001) p. 1415
03/31/2000 Executive Order Number 16 Creates the Iowa Food Policy Council, which will address a host of food-related issues. Thomas J. Vilsack XXIII, No. 21 (04/19/2000) p. 1550
03/14/2000 Executive Order Number 15 Creates the Interagency Work Group on Responsible Parenthood. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 20 (04/05/2000) p. 1495
02/25/2000 Executive Order Number 14 Establishes the Health Consumer Advisory Council, which will advise the Governor and Lieutenant Governor on health-care issues. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 19 (03/22/2000) p. 1417
12/09/1999 Executive Order Number 13 Accepts the offer of the U.S. Department of the Army to retrocede exclusive federal legislative jurisdiction over the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant to the State of Iowa, which will acquire concurrent jurisdiction over the federal facility. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 14 (01/12/2000) p. 1089
12/09/1999 Executive Order Number 12 Rescinds and nullifies Governor Ray’s Executive Order 23 (April 22, 1977), which established the Governor’s Science Advisory Council. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 14 (01/12/2000) p. 1088
09/14/1999 Executive Order Number 11 Directs each state agency that promulgates rules to adopt the Uniform Waiver Rule by no later than February 1, 2000. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 646
09/14/1999 Executive Order Number 10 Establishes a Quality in Rule-Making Committee, which will create and administer a program to train state agency personnel in all legal aspects of rule-making with the goal of making all agency rules as precise, clear, and easy to understand as possible. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 644
09/14/1999 Executive Order Number 09 Directs each state agency that promulgates rules to issue only those rules that help with interpreting state laws or serving an important public need not already addressed under existing rules and regulations. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 639
09/14/1999 Executive Order Number 08 Directs each state agency that promulgates rules to complete a comprehensive review of those rules, and establishes an Agency Plan for Regulatory Review that shall be used to determine whether a rule is outdated, redundant, over-broad, ineffective, unnece Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 635
09/14/1999 Executive Order Number 07 Rescinds Governor Branstad’s Executive Order 44 (April 30, 1992) regarding affirmative action and reaffirms the State of Iowa’s commitment to equal opportunity in employment by prohibiting discrimination because of an applicant’s race, creed, color, relig Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 632
04/23/1999 Executive Order Number 06 Grants an indefinite extension to the term of the resident-agent-in-charge of the Des Moines office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and authorizes this person as an ex-officio nonvoting member of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council. Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 630
03/25/1999 Executive Order Number 05 Authorizes the continuation of the Regional Advisory Boards as the regional arms of the Iowa Workforce Development Board established by Executive Order 1 (January 25, 1999) and resets the boundaries of Region 8 in central Iowa and Region 11 in western Iow Thomas J. Vilsack XXII, No. 7 (10/06/1999) p. 628
02/22/1999 Executive Order Number 04 Establishes the 21st-Century Workforce Council that will provide recommendations addressing specific vocations, professions, and fields of employment where there are currently shortages of skilled workers. Thomas J. Vilsack XXI, No. 21 (04/07/1999) p. 2546
02/05/1999 Executive Order Number 03 Establishes the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Advisory Council, composed of the Iowa Vertical Infrastructure Advisory Committee and the Iowa Information Technology lnfrastructure Advisory Committee. Thomas J. Vilsack XXI, No. 18 (02/24/1999) p. 1681 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
02/01/1999 Executive Order Number 02 Creates the Governor’s Strategic Planning Council to outline a plan for future development throughout the state. Thomas J. Vilsack XXI, No. 18 (02/24/1999) p. 1678
01/25/1999 Executive Order Number 01 Rescinds Governor Branstad’s Executive Order 59 (September 30, 1996) and establishes the Iowa Workforce Development Board to serve the functions assigned under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Thomas J. Vilsack XXI, No. 17 (02/10/1999) p. 1576
11/23/1998 Executive Order Number 68 Prohibits the use of tobacco on the Capitol Complex and in state government offices. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 13 (12/16/1998) p. 1206
08/21/1998 Executive Order Number 67 Establishes the Council for Continuous Improvement in Education to recruit and retain teachers in Iowa. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 6 (09/09/1998) p. 587
05/21/1998 Executive Order Number 66 Establishes the IowAccess Advisory Council to provide advice and counsel to the Director of Information Technology Services in the development, implementation, operation and growth of IowAccess. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 2 (07/15/1998) p. 176
05/20/1998 Executive Order Number 65 Establishes the Iowa Geographic Information Council. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 2 (07/15/1998) p. 173
05/18/1998 Executive Order Number 64 Amends Executive Order 48 (February 14, 1994) by changing the name of the Iowa Commission for National and Community Service to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 2 (07/15/1998) p. 171
02/10/1998 Executive Order Number 63 Establishes an Automated Fingerprint Identification System Committee. Terry E. Branstad XXI, No. 2 (07/15/1998) p. 169 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 79
01/09/1998 Executive Order Number 62 Replaces Executive Order 54 (December 23, 1994) and creates a Primary Iowa Hazard Mitigation Team and a Secondary Iowa Hazard Mitigation Team. Terry E. Branstad XX, No. 16 (01/28/1998) p. 1491
07/15/1997 Executive Order Number 61 Assigns responsibility for providing the Executive Branch with information technology services to the Information Technology Services Director appointed by the Governor. Terry E. Branstad XX, No. 5 (08/27/1997) p. 463
05/19/1997 Executive Order Number 60 Rescinds Governor Ray’s Executive Order 50 (January 12, 1983) and mandates that each state agency shall have responsibility for its own management and internal control of services procurement and contracting. Terry E. Branstad XX, No. 2 (07/16/1997) p. 214 Rescinded by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 25
09/30/1996 Executive Order Number 59 Rescinds the Workforce Development Council established in Executive Order 53 (July 29, 1994) and directs the Workforce Development Department Governing Board to establish a Human Resource Investment Council. Terry E. Branstad XIX, No. 9 (10/23/1996) p. 784 Rescinded by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 1
07/01/1996 Executive Order Number 58 Delegates administrative responsibility for the federal Job Training Partnership Act to the Workforce Development Department and replaces Executive Order 24 (June 30, 1986). Terry E. Branstad XIX, No. 3 (07/31/1996) p. 321
06/28/1996 Executive Order Number 57 Directs the Department of Personnel to develop policy, offer training, and establish a Threat Assessment Team in order to maintain a violence-free workplace. Terry E. Branstad XIX, No. 2 (07/17/1996) p. 219
12/18/1995 Executive Order Number 56 Rescinds and replaces Executive Order 37 (February 13, 1989) and directs state agencies to reduce waste, recycle, and purchase and use recycled materials. Terry E. Branstad XVIII, No. 15 (01/17/1996) p. 1220
06/22/1995 Executive Order Number 55 Appoints the resident agent-in-charge of the Des Moines office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as a nonvoting ex-officio member of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council. Terry E. Branstad XVIII, No. 2 (07/19/1995) p. 104
12/23/1994 Executive Order Number 54 Rescinds Executive Order 39 (September 12, 1989) and reestablishes the Iowa Hazard Mitigation Team. Terry E. Branstad XVII, No. 15 (01/18/1995) p. 1118
07/29/1994 Executive Order Number 53 Establishes the Iowa Workforce Development Council to coordinate the implementation of state and federal workforce development programs in the State of Iowa. Terry E. Branstad XVII, No. 6 (09/14/1994) p. 458 Rescinded by Executive Order 59
07/01/1994 Executive Order Number 52 Rescinds Executive Order 35 (September 27, 1988) and reestablishes the Iowa Commission on Foreign Language Studies and International Education. Terry E. Branstad XVII, No. 6 (09/14/1994) p. 455
05/19/1994 Executive Order Number 51 Establishes the Library Service Advisory Council to develop a coordinated, cost effective and comprehensive plan for the implementation of an electronic statewide library and information services program. Terry E. Branstad XVII, No. 1 (07/06/1994) p. 83
05/02/1994 Executive Order Number 50 Establishes the Iowa Health Reform Transition Team to coordinate implementation, communicate with the federal government, and continue to inform and receive input from Iowans. Terry E. Branstad XVI, No. 24 (05/25/1994) p. 2309
03/04/1994 Executive Order Number 49 Establishes the Telemedicine Advisory Council to develop a coordinated, cost effective and comprehensive plan for the implementation of a statewide telemedicine program. Terry E. Branstad XVI, No. 20 (03/30/1994) p. 2023
02/14/1994 Executive Order Number 48 Establishes the Iowa Commission for National and Community Service to advise and assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, statewide plan for promoting volunteer involvement in Iowa. Terry E. Branstad XVI, No. 18 (03/02/1994) p. 1818
03/29/1993 Executive Order Number 47 Accepts a federal offer of assignment of concurrent jurisdiction. Terry E. Branstad XV, No. 22 (04/28/1993) p. 2206
01/05/1993 Executive Order Number 46 Repeals Executive Order 33 (August 21, 1987) that continued the Telecommunications and Information Management Council created by Executive Order 18 (July 9, 1985). Terry E. Branstad XV, No. 17 (02/17/1993) p. 1705
08/27/1992 Executive Order Number 45 Directs the Department of Economic Development to continue to work with the Regional Coordinating Councils. Terry E. Branstad XV, No. 17 (02/17/1993) p. 1703
04/30/1992 Executive Order Number 44 Assigns responsibility for the coordination of affirmative action reporting to the Department of Personnel, and reaffirms the Governor’s commitment to equal employment opportunity. Terry E. Branstad XIV, No. 24 (05/27/1992) p. 2238 Rescinded by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 7
04/08/1992 Executive Order Number 43 Implements a 0.62% reduction in appropriations for the remainder of FY 1992. Terry E. Branstad XIV, No. 22 (04/29/1992) p. 1899
07/01/1991 Executive Order Number 42 Implements a 3.25% reduction in appropriations for FY 1992. Terry E. Branstad XIV, No. 3 (08/07/1991) p. 273
11/06/1990 Executive Order Number 41 Accepts a federal offer of assignment of concurrent jurisdiction. Terry E. Branstad XIII, No. 12 (12/12/1990) p. 1163
11/01/1990 Executive Order Number 40 Creates the Iowa Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board that is to be responsible for development of the Iowa application for Drug Control and System Improvement Grant Program funds. Terry E. Branstad XIII, No. 11 (11/28/1990) p. 1073
09/12/1989 Executive Order Number 39 Forms the State Hazard Mitigation Team to promote hazard mitigation, and to develop new cost-reducing initiatives. Terry E. Branstad XIII, No. 7 (10/03/1990) p. 650 Rescinded by Executive Order 54
03/17/1989 Executive Order Number 38 Prohibits the use of drugs and alcohol in state government workplaces in compliance with the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. Terry E. Branstad XI, No. 21 (04/19/1989) p. 1863
02/13/1989 Executive Order Number 37 Directs state agencies to purchase and use recycled paper products and to develop waste paper recycling programs. Terry E. Branstad XI, No. 18 (03/08/1989) p. 1687 Rescinded and replaced by Executive Order 56
02/13/1989 Executive Order Number 36 Directs state agencies to purchase and use biodegradable disposable products, and directs the Department of Natural Resources to promote and develop such products. Terry E. Branstad XI, No. 18 (03/08/1989) p. 1684
09/27/1988 Executive Order Number 35 Creates an Iowa Commission on Foreign Language Studies and International Education. Terry E. Branstad XI, No. 8 (10/19/1988) p. 859 Rescinded and replaced by Executive Order 52
07/22/1988 Executive Order Number 34 Establishes provisions concerning equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in state contracts, and transfers the Contract Compliance Coordinating Group to the Department of Management. Terry E. Branstad XI, No. 4 (08/24/1988) p. 401
08/21/1987 Executive Order Number 33 Continues the Telecommunication and Information Management Council created in Executive Order 18 (July 9, 1985). Terry E. Branstad X, No. 6 (09/09/1987) p. 455 Repealed by Executive Order 46
07/07/1987 Executive Order Number 32 Creates the Governor’s Alliance on Substance Abuse within the Department of Public Health. Terry E. Branstad X, No. 6 (09/09/1987) p. 452
06/29/1987 Executive Order Number 31 Establishes gift reporting requirements for the executive department. Terry E. Branstad X, No. 5 (08/26/1987) p. 375
04/15/1987 Executive Order Number 30 Creates and establishes the State Emergency Response Commission of Iowa to implement the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 23 (05/06/1987) p. 1831
04/01/1987 Executive Order Number 29 Extends the state of economic emergency declared in Executive Order 20 (October 1, 1985). Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 22 (04/22/1987) p. 1785
03/04/1987 Executive Order Number 28 Establishes gift reporting requirements for the executive department. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 20 (03/25/1987) p. 1663
03/03/1987 Executive Order Number 27 Creates the Interagency Council to analyze and recommend modifications to the state’s welfare, job training, and job placement delivery systems. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 20 (03/25/1987) p. 1660
12/31/1986 Executive Order Number 26 Prohibits the sale of tobacco products in areas of buildings under the Governor’s control on the State Capitol Complex and in all offices occupied by state government. Terry E. Branstad
11/17/1986 Executive Order Number 25 Amends the procedure established in Executive Order 22 (February 19, 1986) for allocating the total principal amount of bonds which may be issued by political subdivisions in any calendar year. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 12 (12/03/1986) p. 1072
06/30/1986 Executive Order Number 24 Delegates administrative responsibility for the federal Job Training Partnership Act to the Department of Economic Development, and creates the State Job Training Coordinating Council. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 3 (07/30/1986) p. 296 Replaced by Executive Order 58
06/09/1986 Executive Order Number 23 Designates the Department of Public Safety as the State Highway Safety Agency and the Commissioner of Public Safety as the Governor’s Representative for Highway Safety. Terry E. Branstad IX, No. 1 (07/02/1986) p. 59
02/19/1986 Executive Order Number 22 Provides a procedure for allocating the total principal amount of bonds which may be issued by political subdivisions in any calendar year. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 19 (03/12/1986) p. 1444 Amended by Executive Order 25
12/24/1985 Executive Order Number 21 Renames the Iowa Refugee Service Center as the Bureau of Refugee Programs and places it administratively within the Department of Human Services. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 17 (02/12/1986) p. 1353
10/01/1985 Executive Order Number 20 Declares that a state of economic emergency exists in relation to farm real estate loans. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 17 (02/12/1986) p. 1352 Extended by Executive Order 29
09/18/1985 Executive Order Number 19 Implements a 3.85% reduction in appropriations for FY 1986. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 8 (10/10/1985) p. 775
07/09/1985 Executive Order Number 18 Creates the Telecommunication and Information Management Council to develop a coordinated, cost effective, statewide telecommunications and information management plan. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 8 (10/10/1985) p. 773 Ordered no longer effective by Executive Order 33
05/16/1985 Executive Order Number 17 Creates the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress to develop a consensus on economic development strategies. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 8 (10/10/1985) p. 771
05/10/1985 Executive Order Number 16 Establishes the objectives of the Iowa Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Terry E. Branstad VIII, No. 8 (10/10/1985) p. 769
01/29/1985 Executive Order Number 15 Creates the Iowa Economic Development Coordinating Committee to exchange information and suggestions on specific state or federal programs critical to Iowa’s economic well-being and to share ideas on new initiatives. Terry E. Branstad VII, No. 19 (03/13/1985) p. 1305
09/21/1984 Executive Order Number 14 Sets at 20% the maximum percentage of federal funds allotted to Iowa that may be spent on municipal wastewater treatment projects other than those for secondary treatment or more stringent treatment. Terry E. Branstad VII, No. 8 (10/10/1984) p. 575
09/21/1984 Executive Order Number 13 Directs that each department in the Executive Branch undertake a comprehensive review of its supervisory span of control and develop a plan to streamline supervisory staffing. Terry E. Branstad VII, No. 8 (10/10/1984) p. 573
09/06/1984 Executive Order Number 12 Establishes the Iowa Literacy Council. Terry E. Branstad VII, No. 19 (03/13/1985) p. 1303
03/30/1984 Executive Order Number 11 Amends Governor Ray’s Executive Order 15 (April 2, 1973) by designating Primary Interest Agencies to monitor equal opportunity contract compliance and by establishing a Contract Compliance Coordinating Group. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 22 (04/25/1984) p. 1360
03/22/1984 Executive Order Number 10 Establishes a procedure to allocate the total principal amount of bonds which may be issued by political subdivisions of the state. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 22 (04/25/1984) p. 1356
02/08/1984 Executive Order Number 09 Appoints all present and future members of the District Export Council to the Governor’s Export Advisory Council. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 22 (04/25/1984) p. 1355
01/27/1984 Executive Order Number 08 Establishes the Iowa Refugee Service Center to coordinate, develop, and implement federal, state, and local programs. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 22 (04/25/1984) p. 1354
12/16/1983 Executive Order Number 07 Establishes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee and the Iowa Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, and orders the construction of the Iowa Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 14 (01/04/1984) p. 903
11/23/1983 Executive Order Number 06 Reaffirms and continues membership in the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. Reaffirms and continues membership in the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 14 (01/04/1984) p. 901
10/25/1983 Executive Order Number 05 Establishes gift reporting requirements for the executive department. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 22 (04/25/1984) p. 1352
09/03/1983 Executive Order Number 04 Implements a 2.8% reduction in appropriations for FY 1984. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 7 (09/28/1983) p. 417
07/01/1983 Executive Order Number 03 Establishes the Select Advisory Panel on Hazardous Waste Management. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 2 (07/20/1983) p. 127
07/01/1983 Executive Order Number 02 Implements the Assurance Network for Easing Widowhood and establishes the Governor’s Committee on Widowed Persons. Terry E. Branstad VI, No. 2 (07/20/1983) p. 125
05/06/1983 Executive Order Number 01 Appoints the Advisory Commission on Corrections in Iowa. Terry E. Branstad V, No. 24 (05/25/1983) p. 1481
01/13/1983 Executive Order Number 51 Establishes the Iowa High Technology Commission, which will coordinate a program for attracting technological enterprises to Iowa. Robert D. Ray V, No. 19 (03/16/1983) p. 1173
01/12/1983 Executive Order Number 50 Requires state agencies to follow rules issued by the State Comptroller, or refer to comparable guidelines, when selecting and procuring professional services offered by individuals or organizations from outside Iowa’s state government. Robert D. Ray V, No. 19 (03/16/1983) p. 1172 Rescinded by Governor Branstad Executive Order 60
01/07/1983 Executive Order Number 49 Creates within the Executive Office the seven-member Iowa Economic Forecasting Council, which will evaluate the effectiveness of economic forecasting tools used by the state, including econometric models. Robert D. Ray V, No. 19 (03/16/1983) p. 1172 Disbanded and replaced by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 34
01/03/1983 Executive Order Number 48 Directs state agencies to adopt an environmentally responsible policy toward land development in order to protect natural resources, encourage the creation of wildlife habitats, control soil erosion, and ensure the continued sustainability of agricultural Robert D. Ray V, No. 19 (03/16/1983) p. 1171
12/29/1982 Executive Order Number 47 Creates the State Job Training Coordinating Council, and it designates the Office of Planning and Programming as the Governor’s administrative agent for the Job Training Partnership Act. Robert D. Ray V, No. 19 (03/16/1983) p. 1171
12/21/1982 Executive Order Number 46 Requires all public officers, state employees, and state agencies, boards, commissions to improve policies regarding affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Robert D. Ray V, No. 14 (01/05/1983) p. 897
08/06/1982 Executive Order Number 45 Establishes the Interagency Resource Council, which will coordinate the management and conservation of Iowa’s natural resources. Robert D. Ray
07/29/1982 Executive Order Number 44 Directs all state agencies to consider leasing vacant school buildings rather than purchasing other buildings or constructing new buildings. Robert D. Ray V, No. 4 (08/18/1982) p. 285
07/27/1982 Executive Order Number 43 Reauthorizes the Iowa Council for Children, Youth and Families established in Executive Order 39 (August 27, 1980) and extends the period of the council’s effectiveness until June 30, 1984. Robert D. Ray
03/24/1982 Executive Order Number 42 Establishes a Forms Control Committee, which will provide recommendations on streamlining the state’s data-collection practices and the standardization of forms used by state agencies. Robert D. Ray
07/21/1981 Executive Order Number 41 Establishes the Statistical Analysis Center, which will be situated within the Office for Planning and Programming and will compile and analyze data pertaining to the state’s criminal justice system. Robert D. Ray IV, No. 3 (08/05/1981) p. 206
12/15/1980 Executive Order Number 40 Requires a one-percent reduction in appropriations for the second half of FY 1981. Robert D. Ray III, No. 14 (01/07/1981) p. 897
08/27/1980 Executive Order Number 39 Renames the Iowa Council for Children created by Executive Order 21 (April 21, 1976) and renewed in Executive Order 31 (June 2, 1978) as the Iowa Council for Children, Youth and Families, which will continue to advocate for public and private services for Robert D. Ray Continued by Executive Order 43
08/12/1980 Executive Order Number 38 Requires a 3.5-percent reduction in state appropriations for the second quarter of FY 1981 with the exception of state funding excluded by Iowa Code section 8.2.(1) (the courts, the legislature, and state construction funds). Robert D. Ray III, No. 5 (09/03/1980) p. 246
07/02/1980 Executive Order Number 37 Creates the Governor’s Life Cycle Purchasing Advisory Committee, which together with the Energy Policy Council will offer recommendations on purchasing procedures. Robert D. Ray III, No. 2 (07/23/1980) p. 99
07/02/1980 Executive Order Number 36 Establishes criteria for reporting gifts made to officials and employees of the executive department and their immediate family members. Robert D. Ray III, No. 2 (07/23/1980) p. 97
06/07/1979 Executive Order Number 35 Renews the authority of the Governor’s Economy Committee created by Executive Order 1 (August 20, 1969) to conduct studies regarding governmental efficiency, and it directs all state agencies and employees to fully cooperate with the committee’s informati Robert D. Ray I, No. 28 (06/27/1979) p. 1549
11/03/1978 Executive Order Number 34 Establishes the Iowa Commission on the International Year of the Child. Robert D. Ray I, No. 13 (11/29/1978) p. 756
11/02/1978 Executive Order Number 33 Creates the Iowa Office for Volunteerism, which will guide, review, promote, and monitor the programs of the Office for Volunteerism. Robert D. Ray I, No. 13 (11/29/1978) p. 755
07/31/1978 Executive Order Number 32 Allows an eligible state employee who has not used any sick-leave for a calendar month to receive four hours of vacation time in lieu of accruing 12 hours of sick leave for that month. Robert D. Ray I, No. 11 (11/01/1978) p. 649
06/02/1978 Executive Order Number 31 Renews the responsibilities of the voluntary Iowa Council for Children created by Executive Order 21 (April 21, 1976). Robert D. Ray
12/20/1977 Executive Order Number 30 Delays implementation of funding procedures for the Iowa Department of Substance Abuse created by the merger of the Division on Alcoholism and the Iowa Drug Abuse Authority. Robert D. Ray
12/07/1977 Executive Order Number 29 Certifies that the State of Iowa provides a level of flood-insurance coverage for its structures and their contents equal to coverage required under standard flood insurance policies. Robert D. Ray
11/05/1977 Executive Order Number 28 Establishes the Iowa Paperwork Task Force, which will evaluate all forms used by state agencies and make recommendations on streamlining and standardizing forms. Robert D. Ray
09/14/1977 Executive Order Number 27 Establishes the Iowa Task Force on Government Ethics, which will assist state employees and agencies in determining and avoiding potential conflicts of interest. Robert D. Ray
07/16/1977 Executive Order Number 26 Establishes the Terrace Hill Authority, which will oversee the completion of renovations to the grounds, lower floors, and outbuildings of Terrace Hill in Des Moines. Robert D. Ray
07/13/1977 Executive Order Number 25 Requires each agency in the Executive Branch to submit a proposal to the Governor regarding flex time for state employees by September 15, 1977. Robert D. Ray
06/30/1977 Executive Order Number 24 Delays the merger of the Division on Alcoholism and the Iowa Drug Abuse Authority pending review of how House File 594 will affect drug and alcoholism treatment programs. Robert D. Ray
04/22/1977 Executive Order Number 23 Creates the Governor’s Science Advisory Council, which will provide scientific and technological recommendations to the Governor and state agencies on matters related to energy, environmental quality, and natural resources. Robert D. Ray Rescinded and nullified by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 12
12/31/1976 Executive Order Number 22 Rescinds both Executive Order 6A (September 3, 1972) and Executive Order 18 (December 28, 1973) regarding the Traffic Records and Criminal Justice Information System (TRACIS). Robert D. Ray
04/21/1976 Executive Order Number 21 Establishes the voluntary Iowa Council for Children, which will focus on issues related to early childhood development and the family unit. Robert D. Ray Continued by Executive Order 31
12/16/1975 Executive Order Number 20 Creates the Governor’s Economic Advisory Council, which will develop policies regarding the operation and budgeting of state government in light of data analysis and forecasts of economic trends. Robert D. Ray Disbanded and replaced by Governor Vilsack Executive Order 34
02/28/1974 Executive Order Number 19 Amends one of the energy-conservation measures specified in Executive Order 17 (November 12, 1973) by raising the speed limit on nonemergency state vehicles from 50 to 55 miles per hour. Robert D. Ray
12/28/1973 Executive Order Number 18 Transfers the administration of the Traffic Records and Criminal Justice Information System (TRACIS) from the Office of the State Comptroller to the Department of Public Safety. Robert D. Ray Rescinded by Executive Order 22
11/12/1973 Executive Order Number 17 Requires all state agencies and the Iowa National Guard to institute a broad series of energy-conservation measures, and it also instructs the directors of Iowa’s educational agencies to institute a statewide education program on energy conservation. Robert D. Ray Amended by Executive Order 19
11/01/1973 Executive Order Number 16 Amends Executive Order 14 (December 28, 1972) by clarifying that only the administrative functions of the State Educational Radio and Television Facility Board, such as payroll and processing licensing applications, grant requests, and out-of-state travel Robert D. Ray
04/02/1973 Executive Order Number 15 Proclaims a Code of Fair Practices, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and physical or mental ability, and repeals and replaces Governor Hughes’s Executive Order 9 (October 11, 1967). Robert D. Ray Amended by Governor Branstad Executive Order 11
12/28/1972 Executive Order Number 14 Transfers the powers, duties, and functions contained in Chapter 8A, 1971 Iowa Code, regarding educational broadcasting, including those of the State Educational Radio and Facility Board, to the Department of General Services. Robert D. Ray Amended by Executive Order 16
10/30/1972 Executive Order Number 13 Transfers all the powers, duties, and functions of the Executive Council to the Department of General Services. Robert D. Ray
09/25/1972 Executive Order Number 12 Transfers the responsibility and funding for the maintenance and security of the State Capitol Complex to the General Services Department from the Department of Buildings and Grounds and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Robert D. Ray
09/25/1972 Executive Order Number 11 Transfers responsibility for the purchase, maintenance, protection, assignment, and disposition of all state-owned vehicles to the General Services Department. Robert D. Ray
09/03/1972 Executive Order Number 06A Establishes the Traffic Records and Criminal Justice Information System (TRACIS), a statewide computerized network of records regarding traffic safety and criminal justice that will be linked with other state and national databases of criminal files. Robert D. Ray Rescinded by Executive Order 22
06/16/1972 Executive Order Number 10 Transfers the funding and the powers, duties, and functions of the Administration of State Communications and the State Communications Advisory Council to the General Services Department. Robert D. Ray
04/25/1972 Executive Order Number 09 Rescinds Executive Order 8 (April 21, 1972), which temporarily halted the movement of all vehicles and aircraft issued to the Iowa National Guard and Iowa Army, provided that settlement of the claims of Ms. Tjernagel, Ms. McCarville, and others affected b Robert D. Ray
04/21/1972 Executive Order Number 08 Mandates that effective at noon on April 24, 1972, no aircraft and federal vehicles issued to the Iowa Army and the Iowa National Guard will be moved until progress has been made on the federal government’s settlement of claims for extensive damage to Iow Robert D. Ray Rescinded by Executive Order 8
03/28/1972 Executive Order Number 07 Authorizes the Iowa State Drug Abuse Authority as the central clearinghouse, together with the Office of Planning and Programming, for reviewing all applications submitted to state or federal agencies regarding grants to fund drug-abuse treatment and prev Robert D. Ray
01/17/1972 Executive Order Number 06 Authorizes the transfer of all the powers, duties, and functions of the Printing Board and the Superintendent of Printing to the General Services Department, and reallocates funding for these two former agencies to the General Services Department. Robert D. Ray
03/27/1971 Executive Order Number 05 Authorizes the Commissioner of Public Health to work with the State Geological Survey and the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory in evaluating proposals for the storage and disposal of radioactive materials in Iowa. Robert D. Ray
02/26/1971 Executive Order Number 04 Establishes the Drug Abuse Authority, made up of a director and an Advisory Council of representatives from various state agencies, which will coordinate the efforts of law enforcement, drug educators, and rehabilitation treatment providers in combating r Robert D. Ray
02/05/1971 Executive Order Number 03 Establishes the Governor’s Program and Council for Rural Community Development, which will coordinate public and private resources to facilitate economic development and infrastructure improvements in rural communities, as well as improve access to health Robert D. Ray
11/12/1970 Executive Order Number 02 Instructs the State Car Dispatcher to require all state-owned vehicles to use low-lead or unleaded gasoline. Robert D. Ray
08/20/1969 Executive Order Number 01 Authorizes the formation of the Iowa Governor’s Economy Committee, which will be made up of businesspeople from the private sector and will make recommendations about how state services can be delivered in the most efficient, expeditious, and economical m Robert D. Ray
02/19/1969 Executive Order Number 11 Proclaims the need for a regional form of state government and delineates the manner in which this regional plan will be implemented. Harold E. Hughes
02/19/1968 Executive Order Number 10 Establishes the Department of Social Services, as well as a regionalization of programs administered by the department into sixteen area planning and service regions and sixteen cities. Harold E. Hughes
10/11/1967 Executive Order Number 09 Proclaims a revised Code of Fair Practices, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry by state agencies, and repeals Executive Order 1 (Code of Fair Practices, May 14, 1964). Harold E. Hughes Repealed and replaced by Governor Ray Executive Order 15
08/24/1967 Executive Order Number 08 Establishes the Office for Planning and Programming within the Office of the Governor. Harold E. Hughes
01/12/1967 Executive Order Number 07 Makes honorary appointments to the Staff of the Commander in Chief. Harold E. Hughes
11/07/1966 Executive Order Number 06 Establishes the Office for State Planning and Procedure, which will coordinate the orderly and desirable long-range social, economic, cultural, and physical development of Iowa, including the use of federal grant-in-aid funding and programs. Harold E. Hughes
06/29/1966 Executive Order Number 05 Calls on all peace officers in the state to assist during the visit of President Lyndon B. Johnson to Des Moines and surrounding areas. Harold E. Hughes
06/02/1966 Executive Order Number 04 States that Iowa will participate in the Compact for Education enacted at the National Governor’s Conference. Harold E. Hughes
12/17/1965 Executive Order Number 03 Facilitates the extradition of criminal offenders to other states and ends the practice of collecting a five-dollar service charge for processing an extradition request from another state. Harold E. Hughes
09/07/1964 Executive Order Number 02 Calls on all peace officers in the state to assist during President B. Lyndon Johnson’s campaign visit to Des Moines. Harold E. Hughes
05/14/1964 Executive Order Number 01 Establishes the Code of Fair Practices, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry by state officials and state agencies. Harold E. Hughes