Executive Order 2016-12

Executive Order Number 2016-12


EXECUTIVE ORDER 2016-12


EXECUTIVE ORDER RESCINDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 2 (2004)

WHEREAS, Executive Order Number 2 (2004), issued by Governor Rod Blagojevich, purported to consolidate certain media relations functions of State agencies directly responsible to the Governor under the jurisdiction of the Department of Central Management Services (“CMS”); and

WHEREAS, a review of media relations functions of State agencies by the Office of the Governor, State agencies, and CMS has concluded that media relations functions continue to exist appropriately within State agencies, making Executive Order Number 2 (2004) ineffective and unnecessary;

THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, by virtue of the executive authority vested in me by Section 8 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, do hereby order as follows:

I. REVOCATION

Executive Order Number 2 (2004) is revoked and rescinded, effective immediately upon the filing of this Executive Order with the Secretary of State.

II. SAVINGS CLAUSE

This Executive Order does not contravene, and shall not be construed to contravene, any federal law, State statute, or collective bargaining agreement.

III. PRIOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS

This Executive Order supersedes any contrary provision of any other prior Executive Order.

IV. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

If any part of this Executive Order is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The provisions of this Executive Order are severable.

 

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Bruce Rauner, Governor
Issued by Governor: October 14, 2016
Filed with Secretary of State: October 14, 2016