EXECUTIVE ORDER 2018-04
EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING THE EXECUTIVE MANSION AS THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION
WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has a rich two-hundred-year history, and it is the shared goal of all Illinoisans to maintain and improve upon this history and continue the State’s progress for the next two hundred years; and
WHEREAS, the Executive Mansion is the Governor’s official home in Springfield; and
WHEREAS, the Executive Mansion has played a significant role in the history of the State and of the City of Springfield as an historical landmark, but has for many years been a stain upon the capital, with few governors choosing to live there and many letting it fall into disrepair; and
WHEREAS, in the past three years, civic-minded private donors have given millions of for the renovation, revitalization and preservation of the Executive Mansion, so that future generations can explore and learn about Illinois’ rich history through dedicated art spaces, expanded programming, and full accessibility for visitors; and
WHEREAS, renovation of the Executive Mansion will allow the Governor of the State of Illinois to live where the seat of the state government is located; and
WHEREAS, the Executive Mansion is commonly known throughout the City of Springfield and Illinois as the Governor’s Mansion; and
WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the State to align public understanding with official nomenclature so that more citizens and visitors understand the role and significance of this historical landmark; and
WHEREAS, the Illinois Executive Mansion Association, the non-profit board created to preserve and oversee the restoration of the Executive Mansion, desires to change its name to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association upon the effective date of this Executive Order; and
WHEREAS, renaming the Executive Mansion as the Governor’s Mansion recognizes the home’s unique importance to our state and will enable citizens to more easily identify the Mansion and take part in its reinvigorated civic and education mission;
THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, by virtue of the executive authority vested in me by Section 8 and Section 11 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, do hereby order as follows:
- EXECUTIVE MANSION RENAMED
The Executive Mansion is hereby renamed the Governor’s Mansion as of July 1, 2018, upon the taking effect of this Executive Order.
- INCONSISTENT ACTS
From the effective date of this reorganization, and as long as such reorganization remains in effect, the operation of any prior act of the General Assembly inconsistent with this reorganization is suspended to the extent of the inconsistency.
- SAVINGS CLAUSE
Any powers, duties, rights and responsibilities vested in or associated with the Executive Mansion shall not be affected by the renaming of the Executive Mansion to the Governor’s Mansion. This Executive Order does not contravene, and shall not be construed to contravene, any federal law, State statute (except as provided in Section III and Exhibit A), or collective bargaining agreement.
- PRIOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS
This Executive Order supersedes any contrary provision of any other prior Executive Order.
- 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.
This Executive Order shall be filed with the Secretary of State. A copy of this Executive Order shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate and to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and, for the purpose of preparing a revisory bill, to the Legislative Reference Bureau.
- EFFECTIVE DATE
Provided that neither house of the General Assembly disapproves of this Executive Order by the record vote of a majority of the members elected, this Executive Order shall take effect 60 days after its delivery to the General Assembly.
Bruce Rauner, Governor
Issued by Governor: March 30, 2018
Filed with Secretary of State: March 30, 2018