Full Text of HB0002 98th General Assembly
HB0002ham002 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
The Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act is
amended by adding Section 15 as follows:
(30 ILCS 705/15 new)
Illinois Single Audit Commission.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Departments" means the agencies, boards, and
commissions designated by the Governor.
"Grant" means an award of financial assistance with a
principal purpose of transferring a thing of value from a
federal or State agency to a recipient to carry out a
public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a
law of the United States or of this State. A grant is
distinguished from a contract, which is used to acquire
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property or services for the federal or State government's
direct benefit or use.
In addition, the terms referenced in subsections (e)
through (g) shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-110.
(b) There is created the Illinois Single Audit Commission.
The Commission shall conduct research regarding the practices
of other states in the administration of grants and create a
report summarizing the Commission's recommendations regarding
the adoption of uniform standards for the administration of
grants in this State. The Commission shall operate at no direct
cost to this State and the Department of Human Services shall
work with community providers to identify administrative
support for the Commission.
(c) The Commission shall be comprised of:
(1) One representative from each of the top 10
grant-making Departments who is an expert in grant subject
matter and who shall be appointed by the Governor, one of
whom shall be designated as Chairperson.
(2) Eight elected officials, or their designees, 2 from
the House Democrat caucus, 2 from the House Republican
caucus, 2 from the Senate Democrat caucus, and 2 from the
Senate Republican caucus, and who shall be appointed by the
(3) Ten members, one designated by each of the
Departments appointed under paragraph (1) of this
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subsection, to represent community organizations,
providers, and associations.
(d) The recommendations in the report shall primarily focus
on developing a coordinated, non-redundant process for the
provision of effective and efficient oversight of grant
recipients, ensuring quality programs, and limiting fraud,
waste, and abuse. The report shall define the purpose, scope,
applicability, and responsibilities in the life cycle of a
grant related to subsections (e) through (g). To the extent
feasible, the Commission's report shall include necessary
statutory and rule changes required to implement proposed
(e) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
the following with regard to a grant before it is awarded:
(1) criteria to define formula-based grants and
(2) discretionary grants and whether they should exist
in a competitive grant environment in alternating 3-year
(3) uniform grant applications;
(4) uniform budget requirements;
(5) pre-qualification requirements of applicants,
including the fiscal condition of the organization;
(6) minimum requirements for applicant staff to manage
and execute grant awards for programmatic and
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(7) criteria for requiring a fiscal agent and for
becoming a fiscal agent; and
(8) disclosure requirements of Related Parties between
grantees and grant-making agencies.
(f) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
the following with regard to a grant at the time it is awarded:
(1) uniform grant agreements;
(2) uniform reporting requirements, including budget
to actual quarterly reports;
(3) uniform monitoring, including on-site fiscal and
administrative control reviews on a risk-based approach to
determine the required frequency of monitoring;
(4) payment methods, including advance and reconcile,
capital advances, and reimbursement;
(5) administrative requirements;
(6) allowable cost principles;
(7) conditional exemption process;
(8) standardized audit requirements;
(9) program performance reporting;
(10) retention of records and access requirements; and
(11) grant termination and enforcement procedures.
(g) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
the following with regard to a grant after it has been awarded:
(1) standardized closeout procedures;
(2) standardized audit requirements;
(3) subsequent grant adjustments and continuing
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(4) grant recovery; and
(5) the appeal process.
(h) The report shall be filed with the General Assembly by
January 1, 2014.
(i) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2015.
This Act takes effect upon