EXECUTIVE ORDER AUTHORIZING THE UTILIZATION OF METAL DETECTORS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING SECURITY AT THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING AND CAPITOL COMPLEX.
WHEREAS, the security of the visitors to our State Capitol Building and surrounding Capitol complex and our state workers is of utmost importance; and
WHEREAS, metal detectors are useful law enforcement tools in preventing violent attacks upon our citizens; and
WHEREAS, one of our brave security officers, William Wozniak, gave his life to protect the State Capitol Building and its occupants; and
WHEREAS, the use of a metal detector may help deter and or prevent any future deaths or injuries to visitors and employees of the State Capitol Building and Capitol complex;
THEREFORE, I hereby authorize the following:
I. The installation and use of metal detectors for the state capitol building and other state buildings in the capitol complex.
II. SAVINGS CLAUSE
Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed to contravene any state or federal law.
If any provision of this Executive Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid in a court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application of this Executive Order which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Executive Order are declared to be severable.
IV. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Executive Order shall be in full force and effect upon its filing with the Secretary of State.
Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor
Issued by Governor: __________, 2004
Filed with Secretary of State: __________, 2004