Puerto Rico Incoming Committee on Government Transition
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (November 2012)|
after a new Governor is elected
|Jurisdiction||Executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico|
|Headquarters||Department of State of Puerto Rico|
|Committee executive||up to ten members appointed by the Governor-elect|
|Key document||Law No. 197 of 2002|
|Part of a series on the|
|Executive branch of the
government of Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Incoming Committee on Government Transition (Spanish: Comité de Transición Entrante del Gobierno) is one of the two ad hoc committees formed when the executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico must transition from one Governor to another. The committee is composed of aides and assistants of the upcoming Governor-elect and counterparted by the Outgoing Committee.
Historically, the transition of government was carried out on the basis of what had been custom and tradition without formal regulation. This resulted in grants of contracts and auctions during the transition period, thus compromising the budget of the upcoming government.
Law No. 197 of 2002 declared by the 14th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico thereafter established and regulated the transitioning process, and set forth the rules for the Committee. The law also established that the Governor-elect may appoint up to 10 members to the Committee, from which the position of President and Executive Director must be filled.