(15 ILCS 15/4)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1804)
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.
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for the purpose for which the appropriation was originally made.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
(Source: P.A. 81-984.)