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Revision as of 15:42, 5 August 2013

Illinois Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $94,768,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Robert Flider.jpg
Name:  Robert F. Flider
Assumed office:  February 15, 2012
Compensation:  $133,273
Other Illinois Executive Offices
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The Illinois Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The department of agriculture works to promote and regulate agriculture in a manner which encourages farming and agribusiness while protecting Illinois' consumers and natural resources.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Robert F. Flider. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 15, 2012.[2]

Authority

The position of the Illinois Director of Agriculture was created in Article V of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.

Article V, Section 5-20:

Each department shall have an officer as its head who shall be known as director or secretary and who shall, subject to the provisions of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in his or her respective department. The following officers are hereby created: [...] Director of Agriculture, for the Department of Agriculture.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Article V, Section 9 of the Illinois Constitution establishes the governor's power to appoint the Illinois Director of Agriculture:

Governor - Appointing Power
(a) The Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a majority of the members elected concurring by record vote, shall appoint all officers whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for. Any nomination not acted upon by the Senate within 60 session days after the receipt thereof shall be deemed to have received the advice and consent of the Senate. The General Assembly shall have no power to elect or appoint officers of the Executive Branch.
(b) If, during a recess of the Senate, there is a vacancy in an office filled by appointment by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall make a nomination to fill such office.
(c) No person rejected by the Senate for an office shall, except at the Senate's request, be nominated again for that office at the same session or be appointed to that office during a recess of that Senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Division

There are five main divisions within the department of agriculture:[3]

  • Consumer Services
    • Food Inspection
    • Weights and Measurements Certification
    • Motor Fuel Quality Testing
  • Marketing and Promotion
    • Agricultural Statistics and Market News
    • Agricultural Marketing
    • State and County Fair Promotion
    • Horse Racing Administration
  • Animal Industries
    • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Natural Resources
    • Environmental Programs
    • Land and Water Resources
  • Agricultural and Industry Regulation
    • Agricultural Products Inspection
    • Grain Dealer and Warehouse Inspection and Licensure

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture was $94,768,900 for the 2012 fiscal year.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,273. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281
State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone: (217) 782-2172
TTY number: (217) 524-6858
Fax: (217) 785-4505

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