EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13309
Effective Date: July 25, 2003

Responsible Office: Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
Subject: Amendments to EO 12994, and Renaming President's Cmte. on Metal Retardation

Executive Order 13309 of July 25, 2003

 
                Amendments to Executive Order 12994, and Renaming 
                the President's Committee on Mental Retardation as the 
                President's Committee for People with Intellectual 
                Disabilities

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to change the name of the 
                ``President's Committee on Mental Retardation'' to the 
                ``President's Committee for People with Intellectual 
                Disabilities'' (the ``Committee'') and expand the 
                membership of the Committee, it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. The President's Committee on Mental 
                Retardation is hereby renamed the President's Committee 
                for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

                Sec. 2. Executive Order 12994 of March 21, 1996, is 
                hereby amended by deleting the words ``mental 
                retardation'' and inserting the words ``intellectual 
                disabilities'' in lieu thereof throughout the text of 
                that order, except in the title, the first line of the 
                preamble, and section 1 of that order.

                Sec. 3. Section 1 of Executive Order 12994 is amended 
                by deleting the words ``(the ``Committee'')'' and 
                adding after ``responsibilities,'' the words ``and 
                renamed the President's Committee for People with 
                Intellectual Disabilities (the ``Committee''),''.

                Sec. 4. Section 2 of Executive Order 12994 is amended 
                by inserting after ``(5) The Secretary of Housing and 
                Urban Development;'' the following: ``(6) The Secretary 
                of Commerce; (7) The Secretary of Transportation; (8) 
                The Secretary of the Interior; (9) The Secretary of 
                Homeland Security;'' and renumbering former subsections 
                (6) through (9) as subsections (10) through (13).

                Sec. 5. The Committee is continued until September 30, 
                2005.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 25, 2003.
		

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