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Full Text of HB0002  98th General Assembly


Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Filed: 3/19/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act is
5amended by adding Section 15 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 705/15 new)
7    Sec. 15. Illinois Single Audit Commission.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9        "Departments" means the agencies, boards, and
10    commissions designated by the Governor.
11        "Grant" means an award of financial assistance with a
12    principal purpose of transferring a thing of value from a
13    federal or State agency to a recipient to carry out a
14    public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a
15    law of the United States or of this State. A grant is
16    distinguished from a contract, which is used to acquire



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1    property or services for the federal or State government's
2    direct benefit or use.
3    In addition, the terms referenced in subsections (e)
4through (g) shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the
5Office of Management and Budget Circular A-110.
6    (b) There is created the Illinois Single Audit Commission.
7The Commission shall conduct research regarding the practices
8of other states in the administration of grants and create a
9report summarizing the Commission's recommendations regarding
10the adoption of uniform standards for the administration of
11grants in this State. The Commission shall operate at no direct
12cost to this State and the Department of Human Services shall
13work with community providers to identify administrative
14support for the Commission.
15    (c) The Commission shall be comprised of:
16        (1) One representative from each of the top 10
17    grant-making Departments who is an expert in grant subject
18    matter and who shall be appointed by the Governor, one of
19    whom shall be designated as Chairperson.
20        (2) Eight elected officials, or their designees, 2 from
21    the House Democrat caucus, 2 from the House Republican
22    caucus, 2 from the Senate Democrat caucus, and 2 from the
23    Senate Republican caucus, and who shall be appointed by the
24    Governor.
25        (3) Ten members, one designated by each of the
26    Departments appointed under paragraph (1) of this



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1    subsection, to represent community organizations,
2    providers, and associations.
3    (d) The recommendations in the report shall primarily focus
4on developing a coordinated, non-redundant process for the
5provision of effective and efficient oversight of grant
6recipients, ensuring quality programs, and limiting fraud,
7waste, and abuse. The report shall define the purpose, scope,
8applicability, and responsibilities in the life cycle of a
9grant related to subsections (e) through (g). To the extent
10feasible, the Commission's report shall include necessary
11statutory and rule changes required to implement proposed
13    (e) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
14the following with regard to a grant before it is awarded:
15        (1) criteria to define formula-based grants and
16    discretionary grants;
17        (2) discretionary grants and whether they should exist
18    in a competitive grant environment in alternating 3-year
19    cycles;
20        (3) uniform grant applications;
21        (4) uniform budget requirements;
22        (5) pre-qualification requirements of applicants,
23    including the fiscal condition of the organization;
24        (6) minimum requirements for applicant staff to manage
25    and execute grant awards for programmatic and
26    administrative purposes;



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1        (7) criteria for requiring a fiscal agent and for
2    becoming a fiscal agent; and
3        (8) disclosure requirements of Related Parties between
4    grantees and grant-making agencies.
5    (f) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
6the following with regard to a grant at the time it is awarded:
7        (1) uniform grant agreements;
8        (2) uniform reporting requirements, including budget
9    to actual quarterly reports;
10        (3) uniform monitoring, including on-site fiscal and
11    administrative control reviews on a risk-based approach to
12    determine the required frequency of monitoring;
13        (4) payment methods, including advance and reconcile,
14    capital advances, and reimbursement;
15        (5) administrative requirements;
16        (6) allowable cost principles;
17        (7) conditional exemption process;
18        (8) standardized audit requirements;
19        (9) program performance reporting;
20        (10) retention of records and access requirements; and
21        (11) grant termination and enforcement procedures.
22    (g) The report shall examine and make recommendations for
23the following with regard to a grant after it has been awarded:
24        (1) standardized closeout procedures;
25        (2) standardized audit requirements;
26        (3) subsequent grant adjustments and continuing



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1    responsibilities;
2        (4) grant recovery; and
3        (5) the appeal process.
4    (h) The report shall be filed with the General Assembly by
5January 1, 2014.
6    (i) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2015.
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".