Section 11-44E-144

Office, etc., with name or powers and duties the same or substantially same as existing office deemed a continuation of such office.

Any office, department, board, or agency provided for in this chapter with a name or with powers and duties the same or substantially the same as those of an office, department, or agency heretofore existing shall be deemed to be a continuation of such office, department, or agency and, until otherwise provided, shall exercise its powers and duties in continuation of their exercise by the office, department, board, or agency by which the same were heretofore exercised and, until otherwise provided, shall have power to continue any business, proceeding, or other matter within the scope of its regular powers and duties commenced by an office, department, or agency by which such powers and duties were heretofore exercised. Any provision in any law, rule, regulation, contract, grant, or other document relating to such a formerly existing office, department, or agency, shall, so far as not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, apply to such office, department, or agency provided for by this chapter.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-445, p. 660, §8.05.)