State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/8/2012, by Rep. Karen May


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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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Comptroller Act is amended by changing
5Section 9 as follows:
6    (15 ILCS 405/9)  (from Ch. 15, par. 209)
7    Sec. 9. Warrants; vouchers; preaudit.
8    (a) No payment may be made from public funds held by the
9State Treasurer in or outside of the State treasury, except by
10warrant drawn by the Comptroller and presented by him to the
11treasurer to be countersigned except for payments made pursuant
12to Section 9.03 or 9.05 of this Act.
13    (b) No warrant for the payment of money by the State
14Treasurer may be drawn by the Comptroller without the
15presentation of itemized vouchers indicating that the
16obligation or expenditure is pursuant to law and authorized,
17and authorizing the Comptroller to order payment.
18    (b-1) An itemized voucher for under $5 that is presented to
19the Comptroller for payment shall not be paid except through
20electronic funds transfer.
21    (c) The Comptroller shall examine each voucher required by
22law to be filed with him and determine whether unencumbered
23appropriations or unencumbered obligational or expenditure



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1authority other than by appropriation are legally available to
2incur the obligation or to make the expenditure of public
3funds. If he determines that unencumbered appropriations or
4other obligational or expenditure authority are not available
5from which to incur the obligation or make the expenditure, the
6Comptroller shall refuse to draw a warrant.
7    (d) The Comptroller shall examine each voucher and all
8other documentation required to accompany the voucher, and
9shall ascertain whether the voucher and documentation meet all
10requirements established by or pursuant to law. If the
11Comptroller determines that the voucher and documentation do
12not meet applicable requirements established by or pursuant to
13law, he shall refuse to draw a warrant. As used in this
14Section, "requirements established by or pursuant to law"
15includes statutory enactments and requirements established by
16rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this Act.
17    (e) Prior to drawing a warrant, the Comptroller may review
18the voucher, any documentation accompanying the voucher, and
19any other documentation related to the transaction on file with
20him, and determine if the transaction is in accordance with the
21law. If based on his review the Comptroller has reason to
22believe that such transaction is not in accordance with the
23law, he shall refuse to draw a warrant.
24    (f) Where the Comptroller refuses to draw a warrant
25pursuant to this Section, he shall maintain separate records of
26such transactions.



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1    (g) State agencies shall have the principal responsibility
2for the preaudit of their encumbrances, expenditures, and other
3transactions as otherwise required by law.
4(Source: P.A. 88-412.)
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.