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Number 32: Amending Executive Order No. 32 To Allow Additional Time For Work By The Delaware Justice Reinvestment Task Force

WHEREAS, on July 25, 2011, I issued Executive Order No. 27, creating the Delaware Justice Reinvestment Task Force and tasking it with conducting a study of the Delaware criminal justice and correctional system; and

WHEREAS, since its creation, the Task Force has met four times and has held productive discussions concerning how the State might enhance public safety, hold offenders more accountable, improve probation and parole supervision, lower recidivism rates, and reevaluate the factors driving growth in prison expenses; and

WHEREAS, it is the consensus of the Task Force that time for additional meetings and discussions would aid the group in completing its deliberative and rigorous process of evaluating recommendations for legislative and policy changes that might benefit our State;

NOW THEREFORE, I, JACK A. MARKELL, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby ORDER that:

1. aragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 27, issued July 25, 2011, is hereby rescinded.

2. The Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations for policy change and legislative action to the Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House no later than March 30, 2012.

3. Except as expressly amended herein, Executive Order No. 27 shall remain in effect. This Executive Order shall terminate at the same time and in the same manner as Executive Order No. 27.

APPROVED this 14th day of December, 2011

Jack A. Markell,