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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
(15 ILCS 15/) Executive Reorganization Implementation Act.

15 ILCS 15/1

    (15 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 1801)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Executive Reorganization Implementation Act".
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/2

    (15 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 1802)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly declares that the public interest requires the orderly implementation of Article V, Section 11, of the Illinois Constitution, authorizing agency reorganization by executive order of the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/3

    (15 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 1803)
    Sec. 3. For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in Sections 3.1 through 3.4 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/3.1

    (15 ILCS 15/3.1) (from Ch. 127, par. 1803.1)
    Sec. 3.1. "Agency directly responsible to the Governor" or "agency" means any office, officer, division, or part thereof, and any other office, nonelective officer, department, division, bureau, board, or commission in the executive branch of State government, except that it does not apply to any agency whose primary function is service to the General Assembly or the Judicial Branch of State government, or to any agency administered by the Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Comptroller or State Treasurer. In addition the term does not apply to the following agencies created by law with the primary responsibility of exercising regulatory or adjudicatory functions independently of the Governor:
    (1) the State Board of Elections;
    (2) the State Board of Education;
    (3) the Illinois Commerce Commission;
    (4) the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission;
    (5) the Civil Service Commission;
    (6) the Fair Employment Practices Commission;
    (7) the Pollution Control Board;
    (8) the Department of State Police Merit Board;
    (9) the Illinois Racing Board;
    (10) the Illinois Power Agency.
(Source: P.A. 96-796, eff. 10-29-09; 97-618, eff. 10-26-11.)

15 ILCS 15/3.2

    (15 ILCS 15/3.2) (from Ch. 127, par. 1803.2)
    Sec. 3.2. "Reorganization" means:
    (1) the transfer of the whole or any part of any agency, or of the whole or any part of the functions thereof, to the jurisdiction and control of any other agency;
    (2) the consolidation or coordination of the whole or any part of any agency, or of the whole or any part of the functions thereof, with the whole or any part of any other agency or the functions thereof;
    (3) the consolidation or coordination of any part of any agency or the functions thereof with any other part of the same agency or the functions thereof;
    (4) the abolition of the whole or any part of any agency which does not have, or upon the taking effect of reorganization will not have, any functions;
    (5) the establishment of a new agency to perform all or any part of the functions of an existing agency or agencies.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/3.3

    (15 ILCS 15/3.3) (from Ch. 127, par. 1803.3)
    Sec. 3.3. "Contravene a statute" means any reorganization proposed by the Governor under Article V, Section 11 of the Constitution or this Act which, upon taking effect, modifies, changes or alters an existing statute so that the statute must be amended to conform and be consistent with the change effected in law by the reorganization.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/3.4

    (15 ILCS 15/3.4) (from Ch. 127, par. 1803.4)
    Sec. 3.4. "Function" means any power, duty, right, or responsibility or other activity authorized or required by law, as well as including any qualification placed upon any department head, officer, or other statutorily created officer or body or member.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/4

    (15 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 1804)
    Sec. 4. Any executive order proposing reorganization and transmitted to the General Assembly by the Governor under this Act:
    (a) May change the name of any agency affected by a reorganization and the title of its head, and shall designate the name of any agency resulting from a reorganization and the title of its head.
    (b) May include provisions for the appointment of the head and one or more other officers of any agency, including an agency resulting from a consolidation or other type of reorganization. The head so provided for may be an individual, or may be a commission or board with 2 or more members, but in any case the appointment of such agency head shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate. The qualifications and procedures of selection of any officer or head of an agency or commission or a board member shall be retained. The term of office of any such appointee, if any term is provided, shall not exceed 4 years.
    (c) Shall provide for the transfer of employees serving under the Personnel Code who are engaged in the performance of a function transferred to another agency, or engaged in the administration of a law the administration of which is transferred to another agency, by the reorganization. The status and rights of such employees under the Personnel Code shall not be affected by the reorganization.
    (d) Shall provide for the transfer or other disposition of personnel records, documents, books, correspondence, and other property, both real and personal, affected by the reorganization.
    (e) Shall provide for the transfer of unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds available for use in connection with any function or agency affected by the reorganization, as the Governor deems necessary, for use in connection with the functions affected by the reorganization, or for the use of the agency which has such functions after the reorganization takes effect. Unexpended balances so transferred shall be expended only for the purpose for which the appropriation was originally made.
    (f) Shall provide for terminating the affairs of any agency abolished.
    (g) Shall provide by a savings clause for the transfer and continuation of the rules, regulations and other agency actions affected by reorganization.
    (h) Shall enumerate all acts of the General Assembly which establish the function affected by the reorganization.
    (i) Shall be delivered to the General Assembly by delivering a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Senate and to the Clerk of the House of Representatives. The Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House shall receipt and note on the Executive Order the date and time of delivery. Delivery may take place on a day and at an hour when the Senate and House are not in session so long as the offices of Secretary and Clerk are open to receive the Executive Order. In determining the 60 day period within which the General Assembly must act, the day on which delivery is made to the Senate and House shall not be counted. If delivery of the Executive Order to the two houses occurs on different days, the 60 day period shall begin on the day following the later delivery.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/5

    (15 ILCS 15/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 1805)
    Sec. 5. An executive order of the Governor proposing reorganization may not provide for, and a reorganization under this Act may not have the effect of:
    (a) Continuing any function beyond the period authorized by law for its exercise, or beyond the time when it would have terminated if the reorganization had not been made;
    (b) Authorizing any agency to exercise any function which is not expressly authorized by law to be exercised by an agency in the executive branch when the executive order is transmitted to the General Assembly;
    (c) Increasing the term of any office beyond that provided by law for the office; or
    (d) eliminating any qualifications of or procedures for selecting or appointing any agency or department head or commission or board member; or
    (e) Abolishing any agency created by the Illinois Constitution, or transferring to any other agency any function conferred by the Illinois Constitution on an agency created by that Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/5.5

    (15 ILCS 15/5.5)
    Sec. 5.5. Executive order provisions superseded.
    (a) Executive Order No. 2003-9, in subdivision II(E), provides in part: "All such personnel shall initially constitute probationary employees under the Personnel Code. The Department of Central Management Services shall establish a procedure for qualification and retention of personnel in accordance with the Personnel Code.". This language, which violates Section 4 of this Act and contravenes applicable provisions of the Personnel Code, is hereby superseded and of no force or effect. The status and rights of employees under the Personnel Code who are transferred by Executive Order No. 2003-9 shall not be affected by the reorganization under that Order.
    (b) Executive Order No. 2003-10, subdivision I(C), provides: "The statutory powers, duties, rights, responsibilities and liabilities regarding internal auditing by agencies, offices, divisions, departments, bureaus, boards and commissions directly responsible to the Governor derive from, among others, the Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act, 30 ILCS 10/1001 et seq., and the Illinois State Auditing Act, 30 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq.". Executive Order No. 2003-10 addresses only internal auditing functions and does not address external auditing functions or the powers of the Auditor General. The reference to the Illinois State Auditing Act is therefore incorrect, and that reference is hereby superseded and of no force or effect.
    (c) Executive Order No. 2003-10, subdivision I(D), provides: "Staff legal functions across agencies shall be transferred from individual agencies to the Department of Central Management Services. Legal functions specific to each particular agency may remain at that agency.". This transfer of legal functions was intended to be and is hereby limited to legal technical advisor functions related to procurement and personnel issues across agencies. All other legal functions at an agency, including those related to issues particular to the agency, and legal functions performed by assistant attorneys general under the direction and control of the Attorney General, shall remain at that agency. To the extent that the language of subdivision I(D) of Executive Order No. 2003-10 may be construed to conflict with this subsection (c), that language in Executive Order No. 2003-10 is hereby superseded.
    If any legal personnel (or their associated records or property) have been transferred from an agency to the Department of Central Management Services under the apparent direction of Executive Order No. 2003-10 but contrary to the provisions of this subsection (c), those legal personnel (and their associated records and property) shall be immediately transferred back to the original agency from the Department of Central Management Services.
    (d) Executive Order No. 2003-11, in subdivisions II(B) and II(D), provides in part: "All such personnel shall initially constitute probationary employees under the Personnel Code. The Department of Central Management Services shall establish a procedure for qualification and retention of personnel in accordance with the Personnel Code.". This language, which violates Section 4 of this Act and contravenes applicable provisions of the Personnel Code, is hereby superseded and of no force or effect. The status and rights of employees under the Personnel Code who are transferred by Executive Order No. 2003-11 shall not be affected by the reorganization under that Order.
    (e) Executive Order No. 2003-12, in subdivision II(B), provides in part: "All such personnel shall initially constitute probationary employees under the Personnel Code. The Department of Central Management Services shall establish a procedure for qualification and retention of personnel in accordance with the Personnel Code.". This language, which violates Section 4 of this Act and contravenes applicable provisions of the Personnel Code, is hereby superseded and of no force or effect. The status and rights of employees under the Personnel Code who are transferred by Executive Order No. 2003-12 shall not be affected by the reorganization under that Order.
    (f) Executive Order No. 09-06, filed April 1, 2009, is hereby superseded and of no force or effect.
(Source: P.A. 96-136, eff. 8-7-09.)

15 ILCS 15/6

    (15 ILCS 15/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 1806)
    Sec. 6. A suit, action or other proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the head of any agency or other officer of the State, in his official capacity or in relation to the discharge of his official duties, does not abate, by reason of the taking effect of any reorganization under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/7

    (15 ILCS 15/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1807)
    Sec. 7. Any functions affected by a reorganization which were subject to any statutory restrictions, limitations or controls shall, after the reorganization becomes effective, be subject to the same restrictions, limitations and controls in addition to any restrictions, limitations, or controls established as the result of the reorganization. If there is a conflict in the application of such restrictions, limitations, or controls, then the statutory restrictions, limitations, or controls applying before reorganization shall prevail.
    Any new agency established by a reorganization shall be:
    (a) a State agency in the Executive Branch of government, directly responsible to the Governor; and
    (b) subject to all of the general laws applicable to executive branch agencies, including but not limited to:
    (1) The "Personnel Code", approved July 18, 1955, as amended.
    (2) "The Illinois Purchasing Act", approved July 11, 1957, as amended.
    (3) The "Illinois Small Business Purchasing Act", approved September 1, 1972, as amended.
    (4) "An Act to punish fraud or extravagance in the expenditure of monies appropriated for public improvements", approved May 28, 1877, as amended.
    (5) "An Act in relation to State purchases of printing paper, stationery and envelopes", approved July 22, 1965, as amended.
    (6) The "State Printing Contracts Act", approved April 20, 1967, as amended.
    (7) "An Act to require prompt payments by the State of Illinois for goods or services", approved December 19, 1975, as amended.
    (8) "An Act to regulate the supervision, accountability and control of all state-owned properties, both real and personal, providing certain penalties and repealing an Act therein named", approved August 12, 1949, as amended.
    (9) "An Act relating to identification and use of motor vehicles of the State", approved August 9, 1951, as amended.
    (10) "An Act relating to internal auditing in State government", approved August 11, 1967, as amended.
    (11) "An Act in relation to State finance", approved June 10, 1919, as amended.
    (12) "An Act in relation to the payment and disposition of monies received by officers and employees of the State of Illinois by virtue of their office or employment", approved June 9, 1911, as amended.
    (13) The "State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971", approved July 27, 1971, as amended.
    (14) The "Illinois Governmental Ethics Act", approved August 26, 1967, as amended.
    (15) "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as amended.
    (16) The "State Comptroller Act", approved September 7, 1972, as amended.
    (17) The "Illinois State Auditing Act", approved September 20, 1973, as amended.
    (18) "An Act in relation to uncollected claims and accounts receivable of State agencies", approved May 15, 1961, as amended.
    (19) "An Act to prevent fraudulent and corrupt practices in the making or accepting of official appointments and contracts by public officers", approved April 9, 1872, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/8

    (15 ILCS 15/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 1808)
    Sec. 8. From the effective date of any reorganization under this Act, and as long as such reorganization remains in effect, the operation of any prior act of the General Assembly inconsistent with the reorganization is suspended to the extent of the inconsistency.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/9

    (15 ILCS 15/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 1809)
    Sec. 9. Each executive order or proclamation of the Governor filed with the Secretary of State shall be printed by the Secretary of State, as soon after receipt as possible, in the Illinois Register published under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Each such executive order providing for reorganization which takes effect under this Act shall be printed by the Secretary of State as part of the Session Laws of Illinois under the "State Printing Contracts Act" and "An Act to revise the law in relation to the Secretary of State", approved March 30, 1874, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/10

    (15 ILCS 15/10) (from Ch. 127, par. 1810)
    Sec. 10. The Legislative Reference Bureau shall prepare for introduction no later than in the annual session of the General Assembly next occurring after a reorganization takes effect a revisory bill effecting such changes in the statutes as may be necessary to conform the statutes to the changes in law made by the reorganization. The failure of the General Assembly to enact such a bill does not affect the validity of reorganization.
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)

15 ILCS 15/11

    (15 ILCS 15/11) (from Ch. 127, par. 1811)
    Sec. 11. Every agency created or assigned new functions pursuant to a reorganization shall report to the General Assembly not later than 6 months after the reorganization takes effect and annually thereafter for 3 years. This report shall include data on the economies effected by the reorganization and an analysis of the effect of the reorganization on State government. The report shall also include the agency's recommendations for further legislation relating to reorganization.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)