EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR DISASTER FUNDING
WHEREAS, violent tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding that occurred throughout the State in the months of April and May caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, farms local roads and other properties in various communities and rural unincorporated areas in Illinois; and,
WHEREAS, in April and May, 2002 I made declarations of disasters for numerous Illinois counties and, thereafter requested the President of the United States to declare a major disaster in Illinois for the purpose of capturing federal aid; and,
WHEREAS, I hereby find the demands placed on funds regularly appropriated to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in coping with these events 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 expend 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; and
WHEREAS, 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 $37,250 of expenditure authority shall be transferred from the funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation, Article 51, Section 18b of Public Act 92-538 to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency into the line "Disaster Relief, Individual, Payable from the General Revenue Fund, State Share of the Individual and Family Grant Program for Disaster Declarations in Prior years", Article 90, Section 5 of P.A. 92-538.
This order shall take effect immediately.
GEORGE H. RYAN
Date Filed with Secretary
of State: October 7, 2002