(35 ILCS 16/15)
Powers of the Department.
The Department, in addition to those
powers granted under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, is granted and
has all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the
purposes and provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to, power and
(a) Adopt rules deemed necessary and appropriate for the administration of
the tax credit program; establish forms for applications, notifications,
contracts, or any other agreements; and accept applications at any time during
(b) Assist applicants pursuant to the provisions of this Act
to promote, foster, and
support film production and its related job creation or retention within the
(c) Gather information and conduct inquiries, in the manner and by the
methods as it deems desirable, including any information required for the Department to comply with Section 45 and, without limitation, gathering
information with respect to applicants for the purpose of making any
designations or certifications necessary or desirable or to gather information
to assist the Department with any recommendation or guidance in the furtherance
of the purposes of this Act, including, but not limited to, information as to
whether the applicant participated in training, education, and recruitment
programs that are organized in cooperation with Illinois colleges and
universities, labor organizations, and the motion picture industry, and are
designed to promote and encourage the training and hiring of Illinois residents
who represent the diversity of the Illinois population.
(d) Provide for sufficient personnel to permit administration, staffing,
operation, and related support required to adequately discharge its duties and
responsibilities described in this Act from funds as may be appropriated by the
General Assembly for the administration of this Act.
(e) Require applicants, upon written request, to issue any necessary
authorization to the appropriate federal, state, or local authority for the
release of information concerning a project being considered under the
provisions of this Act, with the information requested to include, but not be
limited to, financial reports, returns, or records relating to the
applicant or the accredited production.
(f) Require that an applicant must at all times keep proper books of record
and account in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
consistently applied, with the books, records, or papers related to the
accredited production in the custody or control of the taxpayer open for
Department inspection and audits, and including, without limitation, the making
of copies of the books, records, or papers, and the inspection or appraisal of
any of the
assets of the applicant or the accredited production.
(g) Take whatever actions are necessary or appropriate to protect the
State's interest in the event of bankruptcy, default, foreclosure, or
noncompliance with the terms and conditions of financial assistance or
participation required under this Act, including the power to sell, dispose,
lease, or rent, upon terms and conditions determined by the Director to be
appropriate, real or personal property that the Department may receive as a
result of these actions.
(Source: P.A. 95-720, eff. 5-27-08