Section 164 Reports by and to the department
Each department, other than the executive department, shall make an annual report to the governor and legislature on or before the fifteenth day of May, for the preceding calendar year. It shall contain such information concerning the department and its several divisions, bureaus, offices, agencies and institutions, and their activities and affairs, and such recommendations, as the head of the department shall deem necessary or proper, and any matters required by express provision of law to be included in such report. A department also shall make such other and special reports as the governor or either house of the legislature may require. From time to time, the head of a department may require from any board, commission or other body in the department or from any subordinate officer or employee, division or bureau of the department, or from any institution subject to the supervision of the department, or from any agency of the department, such reports or information as such head may deem necessary. Unless expressly authorized by the head of the department, there shall be hereafter no separate report, annual or otherwise, directly to the legislature or governor by any such board, commission, body, officer, division, bureau, institution or agency notwithstanding any existing provision of law authorizing or requiring such report.