EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR DISASTER FUNDING
WHEREAS, a severe weather system moved through south central Illinois resulting in two deaths, multiple injuries and extensive damage to homes, power lines and trees in the community of Centralia in Marion county; and,
WHEREAS, on May 9, 2002, I proclaimed Marion county a disaster area; and,
WHEREAS, I hereby find that the demands placed on funds regularly appropriated to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in coping with this disaster are unexpectedly great; and,
WHEREAS, I hereby find that monies available from the Disaster Relief fund are insufficient to meet the needs of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in coping with this disaster; and
WHEREAS, Section 9 of the Illinois Emergency Management Act, 20 ILCS 3305/9, authorizes the Governor to transfer and expand monies appropriated for other purposes to cope with a disaster when other sources of money are insufficient or to borrow for a term not to exceed two years from the United States government or other public or private source, until such time as a quorum of the General Assembly can convene to enact legislation as it may deem necessary; and,
WHEREAS, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House have certified that the Senate and House are not in session;
THEREFORE, pursuant to the power vested in me by the Illinois Constitution, and Section 9 of the Illinois Emergency Management Act, I, George H. Ryan, hereby order the following:
A total of $27,600 of expenditure authority shall be transferred from the Department of Transportation, Article 51, Section 18b of P.A. 92-538 to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency into the line "Payable from General Revenue Fund, For costs incurred in the prior years," Article 90, Section 4 of P.A. 92-538.
This order shall take effect immediately.
George H. Ryan, Governor
Date Filed with Secretary
Of State: December 12, 2002