(45 ILCS 77/45) (from Ch. 114, par. 945)
    Sec. 45. Construction; severability; and constitutionality.
    (a) This compact shall be liberally construed to effectuate the compact's purposes.
    (b) The provisions of this compact are severable if:
        (1) a phrase, clause, sentence, or provision of this
compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of a participating state or of the United States; or
        (2) the applicability of this compact to a
government, an agency, a person, or a circumstance is held invalid.
The validity of the remainder of this compact and the compact's applicability to any government, agency, person, or circumstance is not affected.
    (c) If this compact is held contrary to the constitution of a participating state, the compact remains in effect for the remaining participating states and in effect for the state affected for all severable matters.
(Source: P.A. 87-888.)