EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 712
Expanding the Alabama Executive Veterans Network Known as AlaVetNet

WHEREAS Alabama ranks third in the Nation in the number of persons deployed to support the Global War on Terrorism, with over 30,000 troops deployed; WHEREAS Alabama’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve personnel, continue to experience multiple deployments to active theaters of war and to provide domestic and international assistance in response to natural disasters and other humanitarian missions, separating …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 711
Extending the Voter Registration Deadline for the 2017 United States Senate Special Runoff Election

WHEREAS Section 17-3-50, Code of Alabama (1975), provides that the “boards of registrars in the several counties of the state shall not register any person as a qualified elector within 14 days prior to any election;” WHEREAS today, therefore, is the deadline for the registration of voters to participate in the United States Senate Special Runoff Election on Tuesday, September 26, 2017; …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 710
Establishing the Military Court-Martial Review Panel

WHEREAS members of the Alabama National Guard willingly and selflessly serve at the call of the Governor; WHEREAS it is vitally important for the State of Alabama to maintain the highest level of professionalism within the Guard’s ranks; WHEREAS military justice is an important tool for commanders to maintain high professionalism, good order, and discipline; and WHEREAS creation of a courts-martial appeal process within …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 709
Establishing the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services

WHEREAS the State of Alabama enjoys a rich diversity of community, faith-based, and other private charitable organizations that render effective aid to people in need, and the State of Alabama has one of the largest and most effective populations of faith-based and community-based organizations in the United States; WHEREAS the citizens of Alabama recognize that government need not be the first nor …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 708
Establishing the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council

WHEREAS the United States is experiencing a drug-overdose epidemic with deaths rising among men and women of all races and ages, and of these drug-related deaths, more than three out of five involve an opioid; WHEREAS local medical examiners’ reports verify that the use of heroin and prescription opioids has greatly worsened Alabama’s increasing overdose-death rate, and that other powerful opioids, including …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 707
Establishing a Protocol for Executive Orders of the Governor

WHEREAS Alabama Governors have issued more than seven hundred executive orders throughout the State’s history; WHEREAS, historically, the executive orders of previous Governors have been numbered consecutively within a gubernatorial term or administration, but not continuously across gubernatorial terms and administrations; and WHEREAS the State lacks a useful system of citation for the executive orders of Alabama’s Governors that would aid in …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 706
Appointing of Registered Lobbyists by the Executive Branch

WHEREAS the People of Alabama, through their elected representatives in the State Legislature, have by law provided for the establishment of numerous executive departments, agencies, boards, commissions, offices, institutions, and other instrumentalities of State government (hereinafter “Executive Agencies”), each vested with specific powers, duties, and authority to administer and carry out certain executive functions of State government in the public interest; …

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 705
Dissolution of Committees, Commissions, Councils, Task Forces, and other such entities

WHEREAS with each new administration comes the responsibility and the prerogative to determine the most constructive means of reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the policies and programs of state government; WHEREAS numerous committees, commissions, councils, task forces, and the like, were established by executive order of my predecessor in office to study various issues and make recommendations; WHEREAS it is …