(30 ILCS 705/13)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2313)
Notwithstanding the requirements of any other State law or
regulation, an institution of higher education which conducts annual audits
of its own operations may elect to fulfill any audit requirements with
respect to any or all State grants which it receives by having such audit
conducted at the time of its own annual audit at its own cost.
The institution of higher education shall make such election at the time
that it receives each grant. The institution of higher education shall not
be required to elect that all State grants be included in its annual audit.
Such election may be for either financial or compliance audits, or both.
In the event of such election, such audits shall fulfill the audit
requirements of the applicable State law or regulation authorizing such
grants except for the reporting dates required for such audits. Such
audits shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards by licensed Certified Public Accountants permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act.
The provisions of this Section do not limit the authority of any State agency
to conduct, or enter into contracts for the conduct of, audits and
evaluations of State grant programs, nor limit the authority of the Auditor
General. Such State agency shall fund the cost of any such additional audits.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)