97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/8/2012, by Rep. Karen May
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
15 ILCS 405/9
from Ch. 15, par. 209
Amends the State Comptroller Act. Provides that an itemized voucher
for under $5 that is presented to the Comptroller for payment shall not be
paid except through electronic funds transfer. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Comptroller Act is amended by changing
Section 9 as follows:
(15 ILCS 405/9)
(from Ch. 15, par. 209)
Warrants; vouchers; preaudit.
(a) No payment may be made from
public funds held by the
State Treasurer in or outside of the State
treasury, except by
warrant drawn by the Comptroller and presented by
him to the
treasurer to be countersigned except for payments made pursuant
to Section 9.03 or 9.05 of this Act.
(b) No warrant for the payment of money by the State
Treasurer may be
drawn by the Comptroller without the
presentation of itemized vouchers
indicating that the
obligation or expenditure is pursuant to law and
and authorizing the Comptroller to order payment.
(b-1) An itemized voucher for under $5 that is presented to
the Comptroller for payment shall not be paid except through
electronic funds transfer.
(c) The Comptroller shall examine each voucher required by
law to be filed
with him and determine whether unencumbered
appropriations or unencumbered
obligational or expenditure
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authority other than by appropriation are
legally available to
incur the obligation or to make the expenditure of public
funds. If he determines that
unencumbered appropriations or
other obligational or expenditure
authority are not available
from which to incur the obligation or make
the expenditure, the
Comptroller shall refuse to draw a warrant.
(d) The Comptroller shall examine each voucher and all
required to accompany the voucher, and
shall ascertain whether the voucher
and documentation meet all
requirements established by or pursuant to law.
Comptroller determines that the voucher and documentation do
meet applicable requirements established by or pursuant to
law, he shall
refuse to draw a warrant. As used in this
Section, "requirements established
by or pursuant to law"
includes statutory enactments and requirements established
rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this Act.
(e) Prior to drawing a warrant, the Comptroller may review
any documentation accompanying the voucher, and
any other documentation
related to the transaction on file with
him, and determine if the transaction
is in accordance with the
law. If based on his review the Comptroller has
believe that such transaction is not in accordance with the
he shall refuse to draw a warrant.
(f) Where the Comptroller refuses to draw a warrant
pursuant to this Section,
he shall maintain separate records of