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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 5/) Illinois State Auditing Act.

30 ILCS 5/Art. III

 
    (30 ILCS 5/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. AUDIT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

30 ILCS 5/3-1

    (30 ILCS 5/3-1) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-1)
    Sec. 3-1. Jurisdiction of Auditor General. The Auditor General has jurisdiction over all State agencies to make post audits and investigations authorized by or under this Act or the Constitution.
    The Auditor General has jurisdiction over local government agencies and private agencies only:
        (a) to make such post audits authorized by or under
    
this Act as are necessary and incidental to a post audit of a State agency or of a program administered by a State agency involving public funds of the State, but this jurisdiction does not include any authority to review local governmental agencies in the obligation, receipt, expenditure or use of public funds of the State that are granted without limitation or condition imposed by law, other than the general limitation that such funds be used for public purposes;
        (b) to make investigations authorized by or under
    
this Act or the Constitution; and
        (c) to make audits of the records of local government
    
agencies to verify actual costs of state-mandated programs when directed to do so by the Legislative Audit Commission at the request of the State Board of Appeals under the State Mandates Act.
    In addition to the foregoing, the Auditor General may conduct an audit of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the Regional Transportation Authority, the Suburban Bus Division, the Commuter Rail Division and the Chicago Transit Authority and any other subsidized carrier when authorized by the Legislative Audit Commission. Such audit may be a financial, management or program audit, or any combination thereof.
    The audit shall determine whether they are operating in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Subject to the limitations of this Act, the Legislative Audit Commission may by resolution specify additional determinations to be included in the scope of the audit.
    In addition to the foregoing, the Auditor General must also conduct a financial audit of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority's expenditures of public funds in connection with the reconstruction, renovation, remodeling, extension, or improvement of all or substantially all of any existing "facility", as that term is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act.
    The Auditor General may also conduct an audit, when authorized by the Legislative Audit Commission, of any hospital which receives 10% or more of its gross revenues from payments from the State of Illinois, Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid), Medical Assistance Program.
    The Auditor General is authorized to conduct financial and compliance audits of the Illinois Distance Learning Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
    As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, the Auditor General shall conduct a compliance and management audit of the City of Chicago and any other entity with regard to the operation of Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport and Merrill C. Meigs Field. The audit shall include, but not be limited to, an examination of revenues, expenses, and transfers of funds; purchasing and contracting policies and practices; staffing levels; and hiring practices and procedures. When completed, the audit required by this paragraph shall be distributed in accordance with Section 3-14.
    The Auditor General shall conduct a financial and compliance and program audit of distributions from the Municipal Economic Development Fund during the immediately preceding calendar year pursuant to Section 8-403.1 of the Public Utilities Act at no cost to the city, village, or incorporated town that received the distributions.
    The Auditor General must conduct an audit of the Health Facilities and Services Review Board pursuant to Section 19.5 of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.
    The Auditor General of the State of Illinois shall annually conduct or cause to be conducted a financial and compliance audit of the books and records of any county water commission organized pursuant to the Water Commission Act of 1985 and shall file a copy of the report of that audit with the Governor and the Legislative Audit Commission. The filed audit shall be open to the public for inspection. The cost of the audit shall be charged to the county water commission in accordance with Section 6z-27 of the State Finance Act. The county water commission shall make available to the Auditor General its books and records and any other documentation, whether in the possession of its trustees or other parties, necessary to conduct the audit required. These audit requirements apply only through July 1, 2007.
    The Auditor General must conduct audits of the Rend Lake Conservancy District as provided in Section 25.5 of the River Conservancy Districts Act.
    The Auditor General must conduct financial audits of the Southeastern Illinois Economic Development Authority as provided in Section 70 of the Southeastern Illinois Economic Development Authority Act.
    The Auditor General shall conduct a compliance audit in accordance with subsections (d) and (f) of Section 30 of the Innovation Development and Economy Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 96-939, eff. 6-24-10.)

30 ILCS 5/3-1.5

    (30 ILCS 5/3-1.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 3-1.5. Metro East Police District. The Auditor General shall conduct audits as provided in Sections 10 and 15 of the Metro East Police District Act. This Section is repealed on December 31, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 97-971, eff. 1-1-13.)

30 ILCS 5/3-1A

    (30 ILCS 5/3-1A) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-1A)
    Sec. 3-1A. In addition to the regular audits required by this Act, the Auditor General shall have the power to audit, investigate and approve all spending during the period of July 1, 1984 through September 30, 1984, by those committees, boards and commissions subject to Article 12 of the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984 and during the period July 1, 1984 through March 31, 1985, by those committees, boards and agencies subject to Article 11 of such Act. The Auditor General shall certify his prior approval of such spending to the State Comptroller, and the State Comptroller shall refuse to issue any warrant for such spending until after the certification of the Auditor General is received. The Auditor General shall provide for the orderly and efficient termination of such committees, boards and commissions, and where necessary may request the assistance of the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

30 ILCS 5/3-2

    (30 ILCS 5/3-2) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-2)
    Sec. 3-2. Mandatory and directed post audits. The Auditor General shall conduct a financial audit, a compliance audit, or other attestation engagement, as is appropriate to the agency's operations under generally accepted government auditing standards, of each State agency except the Auditor General or his office at least once during every biennium, except as is otherwise provided in regulations adopted under Section 3-8. The general direction and supervision of the financial audit program may be delegated only to an individual who is a Certified Public Accountant and a payroll employee of the Office of the Auditor General. In the conduct of financial audits, compliance audits, and other attestation engagements, the Auditor General may inquire into and report upon matters properly within the scope of a performance audit, provided that such inquiry shall be limited to matters arising during the ordinary course of the financial audit.
    In any year the Auditor General shall conduct any special audits as may be necessary to form an opinion on the financial statements of this State, as prepared by the Comptroller, and to certify that this presentation is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for government.
    Simultaneously with the biennial compliance audit of the Department of Human Services, the Auditor General shall conduct a program audit of each facility under the jurisdiction of that Department that is described in Section 4 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. The program audit shall include an examination of the records of each facility concerning (i) reports of suspected abuse or neglect of any patient or resident of the facility and (ii) reports of violent acts against facility staff by patients or residents. The Auditor General shall report the findings of the program audit to the Governor and the General Assembly, including findings concerning patterns or trends relating to (i) abuse or neglect of facility patients and residents or (ii) violent acts against facility staff by patients or residents. However, for any year for which the Inspector General submits a report to the Governor and General Assembly as required under Section 6.7 of the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act, the Auditor General need not conduct the program audit otherwise required under this paragraph.
    The Auditor General shall conduct a performance audit of a State agency when so directed by the Commission, or by either house of the General Assembly, in a resolution identifying the subject, parties and scope. Such a directing resolution may:
        (a) require the Auditor General to examine and report
    
upon specific management efficiencies or cost effectiveness proposals specified therein;
        (b) in the case of a program audit, set forth
    
specific program objectives, responsibilities or duties or may specify the program performance standards or program evaluation standards to be the basis of the program audit;
        (c) be directed at particular procedures or functions
    
established by statute, by administrative regulation or by precedent; and
        (d) require the Auditor General to examine and report
    
upon specific proposals relating to state programs specified in the resolution.
    The Commission may by resolution clarify, further direct, or limit the scope of any audit directed by a resolution of the House or Senate, provided that any such action by the Commission must be consistent with the terms of the directing resolution.
(Source: P.A. 93-630, eff. 12-23-03; 94-347, eff. 7-28-05.)

30 ILCS 5/3-2.1

    (30 ILCS 5/3-2.1) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-2.1)
    Sec. 3-2.1. Change over audit. The Auditor General shall conduct a change over audit of the State Treasurer's accounts at the conclusion of each term of office of the State Treasurer or, in the case of successive terms by a State Treasurer, at the conclusion of that State Treasurer's time in office.
(Source: P.A. 87-500.)

30 ILCS 5/3-2.2

    (30 ILCS 5/3-2.2)
    Sec. 3-2.2. Compliance with the State Employment Records Act.
    (a) The required compliance audit of each State agency shall include a determination of whether that agency has complied with the requirements of the State Employment Records Act.
    (b) If the Auditor General determines that a State agency has materially failed to comply with the requirements of the State Employment Records Act, the State agency, within 30 days after release of the audit by the Auditor General, shall prepare and file with the Governor and the Office of the Secretary of State corrected reports covering the periods affected by the noncompliance.
    (c) If, in the course of conducting an audit, the Auditor General or an agent or employee of the Auditor General discovers evidence of an apparent criminal violation of the State Employment Records Act, he or she shall promptly communicate that fact to the director or chief executive officer of the department or agency who shall forward the information to the appropriate policing body.
(Source: P.A. 89-670, eff. 8-14-96.)

30 ILCS 5/3-2.3

    (30 ILCS 5/3-2.3)
    Sec. 3-2.3. Report on Chicago Transit Authority.
    (a) No less than 60 days prior to the issuance of bonds or notes by the Chicago Transit Authority (referred to as the "Authority" in this Section) pursuant to Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, the following documentation shall be submitted to the Auditor General and the Regional Transportation Authority:
        (1) Retirement Plan Documentation. The Authority
    
shall submit a certification that:
            (A) it is legally authorized to issue the bonds
        
or notes;
            (B) scheduled annual payments of principal and
        
interest on the bonds and notes to be issued meet the requirements of Section 12c(b)(5) of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act;
            (C) no bond or note shall mature later than
        
December 31, 2040;
            (D) after payment of costs of issuance and
        
necessary deposits to funds and accounts established with respect to debt service on the bonds or notes, the net bond and note proceeds (exclusive of any proceeds to be used to refund outstanding bonds or notes) will be deposited in the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees and used only for the purposes required by Section 22-101 of the Illinois Pension Code; and
            (E) it has entered into an intergovernmental
        
agreement with the City of Chicago under which the City of Chicago will provide financial assistance to the Authority in an amount equal to the net receipts, after fees for costs of collection, from a tax on the privilege of transferring title to real estate in the City of Chicago in an amount up to $1.50 per $500 of value or fraction thereof under the provisions of Section 8-3-19 of the Illinois Municipal Code, which agreement shall be for a term expiring no earlier than the final maturity of bonds or notes that it proposes to issue under Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act.
        (2) The Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan for
    
Chicago Transit Authority Employees shall submit a certification that the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees is operating in accordance with all applicable legal and contractual requirements, including the following:
            (A) the members of a new Board of Trustees have
        
been appointed according to the requirements of Section 22-101(b) of the Illinois Pension Code; and
            (B) contribution levels for employees and the
        
Authority have been established according to the requirements of Section 22-101(d) of the Illinois Pension Code.
        (3) Actuarial Report. The Board of Trustees of the
    
Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees shall submit an actuarial report prepared by an enrolled actuary setting forth:
            (A) the method of valuation and the underlying
        
assumptions;
            (B) a comparison of the debt service schedules of
        
the bonds or notes proposed to be issued to the Retirement Plan's current unfunded actuarial accrued liability amortization schedule, as required by Section 22-101(e) of the Illinois Pension Code, using the projected interest cost of the bond or note issue as the discount rate to calculate the estimated net present value savings;
            (C) the amount of the estimated net present value
        
savings comparing the true interest cost of the bonds or notes with the actuarial investment return assumption of the Retirement Plan; and
            (D) a certification that the net proceeds of the
        
bonds or notes, together with anticipated earnings on contributions and deposits, will be sufficient to reasonably conclude on an actuarial basis that the total retirement assets of the Retirement Plan will not be less than 90% of its liabilities by the end of fiscal year 2059.
        (4) The Authority shall submit a financial analysis
    
prepared by an independent advisor. The financial analysis must include a determination that the issuance of bonds is in the best interest of the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees and the Chicago Transit Authority. The independent advisor shall not act as underwriter or receive a legal, consulting, or other fee related to the issuance of any bond or notes issued by the Authority pursuant to Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act except compensation due for the preparation of the financial analysis.
        (5) Retiree Health Care Trust Documentation. The
    
Authority shall submit a certification that:
            (A) it is legally authorized to issue the bonds
        
or notes;
            (B) scheduled annual payments of principal and
        
interest on the bonds and notes to be issued meets the requirements of Section 12c(b)(5) of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act;
            (C) no bond or note shall mature later than
        
December 31, 2040;
            (D) after payment of costs of issuance and
        
necessary deposits to funds and accounts established with respect to debt service on the bonds or notes, the net bond and note proceeds (exclusive of any proceeds to be used to refund outstanding bonds or notes) will be deposited in the Retiree Health Care Trust and used only for the purposes required by Section 22-101B of the Illinois Pension Code; and
            (E) it has entered into an intergovernmental
        
agreement with the City of Chicago under which the City of Chicago will provide financial assistance to the Authority in an amount equal to the net receipts, after fees for costs of collection, from a tax on the privilege of transferring title to real estate in the City of Chicago in an amount up to $1.50 per $500 of value or fraction thereof under the provisions of Section 8-3-19 of the Illinois Municipal Code, which agreement shall be for a term expiring no earlier than the final maturity of bonds or notes that it proposes to issue under Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act.
        (6) The Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Care
    
Trust shall submit a certification that the Retiree Health Care Trust has been established in accordance with all applicable legal requirements, including the following:
            (A) the Retiree Health Care Trust has been
        
established and a Trust document is in effect to govern the Retiree Health Care Trust;
            (B) the members of the Board of Trustees of the
        
Retiree Health Care Trust have been appointed according to the requirements of Section 22-101B(b)(1) of the Illinois Pension Code;
            (C) a health care benefit program for eligible
        
retirees and their dependents and survivors has been established by the Board of Trustees according to the requirements of Section 22-101B(b)(2) of the Illinois Pension Code;
            (D) contribution levels have been established for
        
retirees, dependents and survivors according to the requirements of Section 22-101B(b)(5) of the Illinois Pension Code; and
            (E) contribution levels have been established for
        
employees of the Authority according to the requirements of Section 22-101B(b)(6) of the Illinois Pension Code.
        (7) Actuarial Report. The Board of Trustees of the
    
Retiree Health Care Trust shall submit an actuarial report prepared by an enrolled actuary setting forth:
            (A) the method of valuation and the underlying
        
assumptions;
            (B) a comparison of the projected interest cost
        
of the bonds or notes proposed to be issued with the actuarial investment return assumption of the Retiree Health Care Trust; and
            (C) a certification that the net proceeds of the
        
bonds or notes, together with anticipated earnings on contributions and deposits, will be sufficient to adequately fund the actuarial present value of projected benefits expected to be paid under the Retiree Health Care Trust, or a certification of the increases in contribution levels and decreases in benefit levels that would be required in order to cure any funding shortfall over a period of not more than 10 years.
        (8) The Authority shall submit a financial analysis
    
prepared by an independent advisor. The financial analysis must include a determination that the issuance of bonds is in the best interest of the Retiree Health Care Trust and the Chicago Transit Authority. The independent advisor shall not act as underwriter or receive a legal, consulting, or other fee related to the issuance of any bond or notes issued by the Authority pursuant to Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act except compensation due for the preparation of the financial analysis.
    (b) The Auditor General shall examine the information submitted pursuant to Section 3-2.3(a)(1) through (4) and submit a report to the General Assembly, the Legislative Audit Commission, the Governor, the Regional Transportation Authority and the Authority indicating whether (i) the required certifications by the Authority and the Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan have been made, and (ii) the actuarial reports have been provided, the reports include all required information, the assumptions underlying those reports are not unreasonable in the aggregate, and the reports appear to comply with all pertinent professional standards, including those issued by the Actuarial Standards Board. The Auditor General shall submit such report no later than 60 days after receiving the information required to be submitted by the Authority and the Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan. Any bonds or notes issued by the Authority under item (1) of subsection (b) of Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act shall be issued within 120 days after receiving such report from the Auditor General. The Authority may not issue bonds or notes until it receives the report from the Auditor General indicating the above requirements have been met.
    (c) The Auditor General shall examine the information submitted pursuant to Section 3-2.3(a)(5) through (8) and submit a report to the General Assembly, the Legislative Audit Commission, the Governor, the Regional Transportation Authority and the Authority indicating whether (i) the required certifications by the Authority and the Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Care Trust have been made, and (ii) the actuarial reports have been provided, the reports include all required information, the assumptions underlying those reports are not unreasonable in the aggregate, and the reports appear to comply with all pertinent professional standards, including those issued by the Actuarial Standards Board. The Auditor General shall submit such report no later than 60 days after receiving the information required to be submitted by the Authority and the Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Care Trust. Any bonds or notes issued by the Authority under item (2) of subsection (b) of Section 12c of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act shall be issued within 120 days after receiving such report from the Auditor General. The Authority may not issue bonds or notes until it receives a report from the Auditor General indicating the above requirements have been met.
    (d) In fulfilling this duty, after receiving the information submitted pursuant to Section 3-2.3(a), the Auditor General may request additional information and support pertaining to the data and conclusions contained in the submitted documents and the Authority, the Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan and the Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Care Trust shall cooperate with the Auditor General and provide additional information as requested in a timely manner. The Auditor General may also request from the Regional Transportation Authority an analysis of the information submitted by the Authority relating to the sources of funds to be utilized for payment of the proposed bonds or notes of the Authority. The Auditor General's report shall not be in the nature of a post-audit or examination and shall not lead to the issuance of an opinion as that term is defined in generally accepted government auditing standards.
    (e) Annual Retirement Plan Submission to Auditor General. The Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees established by Section 22-101 of the Illinois Pension Code shall provide the following documents to the Auditor General annually no later than September 30:
        (1) the most recent audit or examination of the
    
Retirement Plan;
        (2) an annual statement containing the information
    
specified in Section 1A-109 of the Illinois Pension Code; and
        (3) a complete actuarial statement applicable to the
    
prior plan year, which may be the annual report of an enrolled actuary retained by the Retirement Plan specified in Section 22-101(e) of the Illinois Pension Code.
    The Auditor General shall annually examine the information provided pursuant to this subsection and shall submit a report of the analysis thereof to the General Assembly, including the report specified in Section 22-101(e) of the Illinois Pension Code.
    (f) The Auditor General shall annually examine the information submitted pursuant to Section 22-101B(b)(3)(iii) of the Illinois Pension Code and shall prepare the determination specified in Section 22-101B(b)(3)(iv) of the Illinois Pension Code.
    (g) In fulfilling the duties under Sections 3-2.3(e) and (f) the Auditor General may request additional information and support pertaining to the data and conclusions contained in the submitted documents and the Authority, the Board of Trustees of the Retirement Plan and the Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Care Trust shall cooperate with the Auditor General and provide additional information as requested in a timely manner. The Auditor General's review shall not be in the nature of a post-audit or examination and shall not lead to the issuance of an opinion as that term is defined in generally accepted government auditing standards. Upon request of the Auditor General, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability and the Public Pension Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall cooperate with and assist the Auditor General in the conduct of his review.
    (h) The Auditor General shall submit a bill to the Authority for costs associated with the examinations and reports specified in subsections (b) and (c) of this Section 3-2.3, which the Authority shall reimburse in a timely manner. The costs associated with the examinations and reports which are reimbursed by the Authority shall constitute a cost of issuance of the bonds or notes under Section 12c(b)(1) and (2) of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act. The amount received shall be deposited into the fund or funds from which such costs were paid by the Auditor General. The Auditor General shall submit a bill to the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees for costs associated with the examinations and reports specified in subsection (e) of this Section, which the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees shall reimburse in a timely manner. The amount received shall be deposited into the fund or funds from which such costs were paid by the Auditor General. The Auditor General shall submit a bill to the Retiree Health Care Trust for costs associated with the determination specified in subsection (f) of this Section, which the Retiree Health Care Trust shall reimburse in a timely manner. The amount received shall be deposited into the fund or funds from which such costs were paid by the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 95-708, eff. 1-18-08.)

30 ILCS 5/3-3

    (30 ILCS 5/3-3) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-3)
    Sec. 3-3. Discretionary audits. The Auditor General may initiate and conduct a special audit whenever he determines it to be in the public interest.
    The Auditor General may initiate and conduct an economy and efficiency audit of a State agency or program whenever the findings of a post audit indicate that such an audit is advisable or in the public interest, if he has given the Commission at least 30 days' prior notice of his intention to conduct the audit and the Commission has not disapproved of that audit.
    The Auditor General may, at any time, make informal inquiries of any agency concerning its obligation, receipt, expenditure or use of State funds, but such an inquiry may not be in the nature of an investigation or post audit.
(Source: P.A. 93-630, eff. 12-23-03.)

30 ILCS 5/3-3A

    (30 ILCS 5/3-3A) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-3A)
    Sec. 3-3A. Federal audits. The Auditor General may conduct, either as a separate post audit or as part of a related authorized post audit, an audit of federally funded programs or activities conducted by or through State agencies if the cost of the federal audit or the additional federal audit work is reimbursed to the State from federal funds or such audit is approved by the Commission.
    Any audit effort conducted pursuant to this Section may be conducted only within the limitations and standards established by this Act or within the terms of regulations adopted pursuant to this Act. Such limitations and standards shall include the following:
    (a) By November 1 of each fiscal year, any State agency which has received or expects to receive any federal funds from any source whatever for that fiscal year, whether by grant, gift, loan, setoff or otherwise, shall notify the Auditor General of the actual or estimated amount and federal agency source of said federal funds.
    (b) The Auditor General shall determine the cost of auditing such federal funds under the Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended, or other applicable federal audit mandate, and shall communicate his cost determinations to the affected agencies. If any such agency disagrees with the Auditor General's cost determinations, it shall immediately inform the Auditor General thereof and the matter shall be referred to the Legislative Audit Commission, which shall promptly arbitrate the disagreement and determine a cost figure which shall be binding upon both the Auditor General and the affected agency.
    (c) After the Auditor General completes a required federal audit, the auditee agency shall, in the manner determined by the Auditor General, remit the cost thereof from federal funds received, whether as part of the original monies or by subsequent reimbursement, up to the maximum amount determined pursuant to paragraph (b) above, for deposit into the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 84-1017.)

30 ILCS 5/3-4

    (30 ILCS 5/3-4) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-4)
    Sec. 3-4. Investigations.
    The Auditor General shall make such investigations as are directed by either house of the General Assembly or by the Commission in a resolution specifying the acts, transactions or practices to be the subject of the investigation.
    The resolution directing such an investigation may specify to whom the Auditor General shall make his findings and recommendations after the investigation and whether those findings and recommendations are to be made public.
    Unless the resolution directing the investigation provides otherwise, the Auditor General shall direct and provide his findings and recommendations to the Commission, to the Governor, to the official in charge of each agency included in the investigation and to each person who was named individually as a subject of investigation by the directing resolution. No other publicity shall be given to the report and recommendations other than is provided by this paragraph.
    The Auditor General may recommend to the Commission that an investigation be directed with regard to any matter which he believes to be in the public interest to investigate.
(Source: P.A. 78-884.)

30 ILCS 5/3-5

    (30 ILCS 5/3-5) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-5)
    Sec. 3-5. Special studies for the General Assembly.
    The Auditor General shall conduct special studies of the obligation, receipt, expenditure and use of public funds of the State at the request of the chairman and minority party spokesman of the appropriations committee of the Senate or the House of Representatives or of any joint committee established by the General Assembly which has been given jurisdiction to review such public funds. The "minority spokesman" means that member designated as such by the minority leader of the Senate or House of Representatives, as the case may be.
    Special studies may not be in the nature of post audits or investigations, but may consist of:
    (a) reviews and analyses of post audits and investigations previously completed by the Office of Auditor General;
    (b) reviews and analyses of audits and financial or fiscal studies as they relate to public funds of the State; or
    (c) reviews and analyses of reports and data in the State Comptroller's office and the State Treasurer's Office.
    To the extent that manpower and funds are available to his office for that purpose, the Auditor General shall conduct special studies but shall afford them a lower priority than such post audits and investigations as are required or directed under this Act.
    In connection with such special studies, the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller shall provide the Auditor General with such reports and data maintained by their offices as may be requested by the Auditor General and, at the request of the Auditor General, shall develop and provide such additional reports as are capable of being provided with data processing facilities ordinarily utilized by their offices. The costs of such additional reports shall be borne by the Treasurer or the Comptroller, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 78-884.)

30 ILCS 5/3-5A

    (30 ILCS 5/3-5A)
    Sec. 3-5A. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-70, eff. 6-30-95. Repealed internally, eff. 12-31-96.)

30 ILCS 5/3-6

    (30 ILCS 5/3-6) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-6)
    Sec. 3-6. Audit Standards. The Auditor General may adopt regulations establishing post audit standards consistent with Sections 1-13, 1-13.5, and 1-14 of this Act and in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. The regulations may specify separate or particular standards applicable only to audits of federal grants, aid or trust funds administered by State agencies in order to comply with applicable federal regulations. Post audit standards established under this paragraph shall govern all post audits conducted by the Auditor General.
    The Auditor General may adopt regulations making such standards applicable to financial audits, compliance audits, and other attestation engagements conducted by State agencies of local governmental agencies or private agencies which are grantees or recipients of public funds of the State or of federal funds not constituting public funds of the State through projects administered by that State agency. Notwithstanding any other statute to the contrary, those regulations shall govern the audits to which they are expressly applicable.
    The Auditor General may make regulations providing for the ordinary use of compliance audits conducted by State agencies or by certified public accountants as part of financial audits, if such compliance audits comply with the standards and regulations applicable under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-630, eff. 12-23-03.)

30 ILCS 5/3-7

    (30 ILCS 5/3-7) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-7)
    Sec. 3-7. Regulations - Procedure. (a) The Auditor General may adopt and repeal regulations or amend existing regulations as authorized by this Act with the prior approval of a majority of the members of the Commission in a record vote. Regulations of the Auditor General shall have the effect of law.
    (b) To adopt, amend or repeal a regulation, the Auditor General shall issue a notice which sets forth a text of the proposed regulation or the old and new material of the proposed amendment, or the text of the provisions to be repealed. A copy of this notice shall be sent to each member of the Commission, each agency which has requested that it be sent such notices and any other persons the Auditor General deems advisable.
    (c) In any action taken by the Auditor General to adopt, amend or revoke a regulation or any part thereof, the Auditor General shall provide a minimum comment period of at least 60 days before he submits his proposal to the Commission for their approval.
    During this comment period, all interested persons may submit written comments, arguments or other submissions bearing on the Auditor General's proposed action. The Auditor General shall maintain a system to receive and evaluate such submissions. All submissions, evaluations and proposals shall be maintained as public records. The length of the comment period shall be indicated in the notice required by sub-section (b) of this Section and during this period, the Auditor General shall provide reasonable opportunity for consultation with any agency which requests a consultation at least 15 days before the close of the comment period.
    (d) After the close of the comment period, the Auditor General shall evaluate all submissions and make any modifications to his proposal which he deems proper and then submit the proposed regulation, amendment or repeal, including any modifications, to the Commission with a summary of his evaluation and any explanation of changes from his original proposal at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.
    (e) Within 90 days after the Auditor General's submission to the Commission, the Commission shall act on the submission. The Auditor General shall be available to personally testify on his submission at any meeting in which the submission is considered. At any meeting where the submission is considered, the Auditor General, with the approval of the Commission, may make any modifications to his submission which he and the Commission deem advisable.
    (f) After the Commission has approved the proposed regulation, amendment or repealer, the Auditor General shall adopt the regulation, amendment or repealer by filing a signed copy with the Secretary of State. The regulation, amendment or repealer shall become effective on the 10th day after being filed with the Secretary of State, unless a later effective date is specified by the Auditor General.
    (g) The Auditor General may file as part of his regulations, upon his own approval only, the following:
    (1) A description of his rule-making procedures for regulations.
    (2) Tables of Contents, Indexes, Reference Tables and other matters to aid users in finding and using his regulations.
    (3) Annotations, comments, historical perspectives and other materials to assist users in interpreting and understanding his regulations, or in identifying administrative and legal actions effecting his regulations.
    At any meeting of the Commission, the Auditor General may propose corrections to regulations of a non-substantive technical nature which shall become effective upon approval by a majority record vote of the Commission and filing with the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 82-368.)

30 ILCS 5/3-8

    (30 ILCS 5/3-8) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-8)
    Sec. 3-8. Regulations. In addition to regulations otherwise required by this Act, the Auditor General shall adopt regulations governing:
    (a) the maintenance, disposal and availability for copying of records, work papers and materials in the Office of Auditor General;
    (b) procedures to be followed in the conduct of investigations by the Auditor General and standards for the delegation to persons who are not his employees of his authority to make investigations;
    (c) consultation with heads of agencies concerning findings and recommendations in audit reports and investigation reports before the issuance of such reports; and
    (d) opportunity for persons who may, individually, be the subject of a post audit report or an investigation report to respond to findings or recommendations in the report which pertain to them.
    In addition to the authority otherwise provided by this Act, the Auditor General, with the approval of the Commission, or the Commission, upon a record vote of at least 3/5 of all its members, may adopt regulations providing for the mandatory financial audit of any specific State agency to be conducted annually.
(Source: P.A. 85-1299.)

30 ILCS 5/3-8.5

    (30 ILCS 5/3-8.5)
    Sec. 3-8.5. Agency Fee Imposition Report Form.
    (a) The Auditor General shall develop an Agency Fee Imposition Report Form to be used by all State agencies that impose and collect fees. The form shall provide for the reporting by State agencies of the following:
        (1) A list and description of fees imposed by the
    
agency.
        (2) The purpose of the fees.
        (3) The statutory or other authority for the
    
imposition of the fees.
        (4) The amount of revenue generated.
        (5) The general population affected by the fee.
        (6) The funds into which the fees are deposited.
        (7) The use of the funds, if earmarked.
        (8) The cost of administration and the degree to
    
which the goals of the program are met.
    (b) The Auditor General shall issue the form required by this Section by February 1, 1995.
(Source: P.A. 88-660, eff. 9-16-94.)

30 ILCS 5/3-9

    (30 ILCS 5/3-9) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-9)
    Sec. 3-9. Annual review of State accounting and pre-audit system. The Auditor General shall review, annually, the uniform State accounting system prescribed by the State Comptroller. The review shall include a review of the comments, findings and recommendations in audit reports and investigation reports and such other inquiry as the Auditor General considers advisable. The annual review shall be directed primarily at the operation of the accounting system in facilitating post audits.
    The Auditor General shall review, annually, the operation of the pre-audit system in the office of the State Comptroller. This review shall include an analysis of the comments, findings and recommendations in audit reports and investigation reports and such other inquiries as the Auditor General considers advisable. The review shall be made in consultation with the State Comptroller.
    The reviews made under this Section shall be included in the annual report of the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

30 ILCS 5/3-11

    (30 ILCS 5/3-11) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-11)
    Sec. 3-11. Maintenance of records.
    All records, files, work papers and other material maintained by the Auditor General shall be available for public inspection, except as otherwise provided by regulation or to the extent that information contained therein is made confidential or privileged by law.
    The Auditor General shall adopt regulations governing the availability to the public and agencies of the records, files, work papers and other material that he maintains. Such regulations may bar the public disclosure of materials during the conduct of a post audit, investigation, special study or review pertaining to such materials or whenever the information contained in such materials is of a confidential nature according to standards established in those regulations.
    Notwithstanding any regulation of the Auditor General, the Commission may order that a document, paper, file, record, work paper or other material be disclosed to the Commission or to the public.
    All reports issued by the Auditor General shall be maintained permanently as a public record in the office of the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 78-884.)

30 ILCS 5/3-12

    (30 ILCS 5/3-12) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-12)
    Sec. 3-12. Cooperation of State agencies. All State agencies and their officers and employees shall promptly comply with, and aid and assist the Auditor General in the exercise of his or her powers and duties under this Act and the regulations adopted pursuant to this Act.
    At the request of the Auditor General, each State agency shall, without delay, make available to the Auditor General or his or her designated representative any record or information requested and shall provide for examination or copying all records, accounts, papers, reports, vouchers, correspondence, books and other documentation in the custody of that agency, including information stored in electronic data processing systems, which is related to or within the scope of any audit or investigation under this Act.
    The Auditor General shall report to the Legislative Audit Commission, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate each instance in which a State agency fails to cooperate promptly and fully with his or her office as required by this Section.
    The Auditor General may institute and maintain any action or proceeding to secure compliance with this Act and the regulations adopted hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

30 ILCS 5/3-13

    (30 ILCS 5/3-13) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-13)
    Sec. 3-13. Oaths, depositions and subpoenas. The Auditor General, or any person designated by him for that purpose, may administer oaths or affirmations and take the deposition or testimony of any person.
    Subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses or the production of books, records, work papers or other documentation may be issued by the Auditor General in connection with any post audit or investigation authorized by or under this Act. Subpoenas must be signed personally by the Auditor General or by a Deputy Auditor General, and must pertain to information properly within the scope of the post audit or investigation.
    If any person fails to obey a subpoena issued under this Section, the Auditor General may apply to any circuit court to secure compliance with the subpoena. The failure to comply with the order of the court issued in response thereto shall be punished as a contempt.
(Source: P.A. 88-504.)

30 ILCS 5/3-14

    (30 ILCS 5/3-14) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-14)
    Sec. 3-14. Audit reports. Upon completion of any audit the Auditor General shall issue an audit report which shall include: a precise statement of the scope of the audit or review, a statement of the material findings resulting from the audit, a statement of the underlying cause, evaluative criteria used and the current and prospective significance thereof and a statement of explanation or rebuttal which may have been submitted by the agency audited relevant to the audit findings included in the report.
    As part of this report the Auditor General shall prepare a signed digest of the legislatively significant matters of the report and, as may be applicable, a concise statement of (1) any actions taken or contemplated by persons or agencies subsequent to the completion of the audit but prior to the release of the report, which bear on matters in the report, (2) any actions the Auditor General considers necessary or desirable, and (3) any other information the Auditor General deems useful to the General Assembly in order to understand or act on any matters presented in the audit.
    The Auditor General shall submit a copy of each audit report to the Commission, the Governor, the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives and the President and minority leader of the Senate.
    All audit reports shall be maintained in the Office of the Auditor General as a public record, subject to Section 3-11.
    If the post audit of a State agency discloses an apparent violation of a penal statute or an apparent instance of misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance, by any person, relating to the obligation, expenditure, receipt or use of public funds of the State, the Auditor General shall immediately make a written report to the Commission and the Governor stating that to be the case and setting forth the underlying facts that have led to that conclusion.
(Source: P.A. 82-368.)

30 ILCS 5/3-15

    (30 ILCS 5/3-15) (from Ch. 15, par. 303-15)
    Sec. 3-15. Reports of Auditor General. By March 1, each year, the Auditor General shall submit to the Commission, the General Assembly and the Governor an annual report summarizing all audits, investigations and special studies made under this Act during the last preceding calendar year.
    Once each 3 months, the Auditor General shall submit to the Commission a quarterly report concerning the operation of his office, including relevant fiscal and personnel matters, details of any contractual services utilized during that period, a summary of audits and studies still in process and such other information as the Commission requires.
    The Auditor General shall prepare and distribute such other reports as may be required by the Commission.
    All post audits directed by resolution of the House or Senate shall be reported to the members of the General Assembly, unless the directing resolution specifies otherwise.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

30 ILCS 5/3-20

    (30 ILCS 5/3-20)
    Sec. 3-20. Spending limitation reports. The Auditor General shall issue reports in accordance with Section 201.5 of the Illinois Income Tax Act. This Section applies through June 30, 2015 or the effective date of a reduction in the rate of tax imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act pursuant to Section 201.5 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, whichever is earlier.
(Source: P.A. 96-1496, eff. 1-13-11.)