State Of Illinois Executive Department - Springfield, Illinois
EXECUTIVE ORDER
NUMBER 8 (2002)

EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CONTINUE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
(I) THE ILLINOIS DELEGATION TO THE
MIDWESTERN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION AND
(II) THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
ILLINOIS SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

WHEREAS, An unintended consequence of Executive Order Number 3 (2002) “Executive Order to Reorganize Agencies by the Abolishment of Certain Entities of the Executive Branch” was the inadvertent dissolution of the Illinois contingent of the Midwestern Higher Education Commission under the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act, 45 ILCS 155/Act, and the inadvertent withdrawal from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact; and

WHEREAS, Another unintended consequence of Executive Order Number 3 (2002) “Executive Order to Reorganize Agencies by the Abolishment of Certain Entities of the Executive Branch” was the inadvertent dissolution of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts and the inadvertent listing of the corresponding Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act, 105 ILCS 310/Act; and

WHEREAS, The Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation has suggested reasons for continued participation in the Midwestern Higher Education Compact under the evaluation procedure established in Section 2a of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act, 45 ILCS 155/2a; and

WHEREAS, The policy of the State in implementing the Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act, 105 ILCS 310/2, should be continued to seek and nurture the artistic talent of Illinois high school students to preserve the State's historic cultural richness for our residents and to enhance our quality of life in enjoying all expressions of art; and

WHEREAS, To the extent that the Midwestern Higher Education Commission, Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts, their members, and their accompanying administrative units, offices, entities, and individuals were terminated or abolished by Executive Order Number 3 (2002), this Executive Order reverses that effect to ensure that the (i) Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act, 45 ILCS I55/Act, and corresponding Commission delegation from Illinois, (ii) Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act, 105 ILCS 310/Act, and corresponding Board of Trustees, and (iii) their members, and accompanying administrative units, offices, entities, and individuals continue to remain established and functioning without interruption as if never included in Executive Order Number 3 (2002); and

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 8 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, ILCON Art.V Sec.8, provides that “The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws[.]”, and the Governor is hereby faithfully ensuring the continued operation of the following laws: the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act, 45 ILCS I55/Act, and the Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act, 105 ILCS 310/Act;

THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED, Pursuant to the power vested in the Governor under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, that the following action shall be executed:

  1. Midwestern Higher Education Commission:
    1. Delegation to the Midwestern Higher Education Commission:

      The Illinois delegation to the Midwestern Higher Education Commission as listed in item Y of Part II of Executive Order Number 3 (2002), Commission members, and accompanying administrative units, offices, entities, and individuals continue to remain established and functioning as if never listed in Executive Order Number 3 (2002).

    2. Enabling Act for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact:

      The rights, powers, duties, functions, and funding vested by law under the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act, 45 ILCS ISS/Act, continue to be established as if never included in Executive Order Number 3 (2002). In addition, the unchanged provisions of the Act shall be construed as a continuation of the current provisions, and shall not be construed as a new enactment. In this manner, the enabling Act is not affected by Executive Order Number 3 (2002), and this Executive Order continues the uninterrupted participation by the State of Illinois in the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

  2. Illinois Summer School for the Arts:
    1. Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts:

      The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts as listed in item E of Part II of Executive Order Number 3 (2002), Board members, and accompanying administrative units, offices, entities, and individuals continue to remain established and functioning as if never listed in Executive Order Number 3 (2002).

    2. Enabling Act for the Summer School for the Arts:

      The rights, powers, duties, functions, and funding vested by law under the Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act, 105 ILCS 310/Act, continue to be established as if never included in Executive Order Number 3 (2002). In addition, the unchanged provisions of the Act shall be construed as a continuation of the current provisions, and shall not be construed as a new enactment. In this manner, the enabling Act is not affected by Executive Order Number 3 (2002), and this Executive Order continues the uninterrupted operation by the State of Illinois of this Act.

  3. Effective Date:

    This Executive Order is effective immediately upon the same date and at the same time as Executive Order Number 3 (2002). The simultaneous effective dates of these Executive Orders are to ensure the continued establishment and functioning of (i) the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, its enabling Act, and the corresponding Illinois contingent to the Midwestern Higher Education Commission, without lapse, (ii) the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts and its corresponding enabling Act, without lapse, and (iii) their members, and accompanymg administrative units, offices, entities, and individuals, without lapse.



GEORGE H. RYAN
Governor

Date Filed with Secretary
of State: June 5, 2002