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Full Text of HB2266  101st General Assembly


Rep. Michael Halpin

Filed: 2/28/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2266 as follows:
3on page 6, immediately below line 2, by inserting the
5    "Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by changing
6Section 9.02 as follows:
7    (30 ILCS 105/9.02)  (from Ch. 127, par. 145c)
8    Sec. 9.02. Vouchers; signature; delegation; electronic
10    (a)(1) Any new contract or contract renewal in the amount
11of $250,000 or more in a fiscal year, or any order against a
12master contract in the amount of $250,000 or more in a fiscal
13year, or any contract amendment or change to an existing
14contract that increases the value of the contract to or by
15$250,000 or more in a fiscal year, shall be signed or approved



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1in writing by the chief executive officer of the agency, and
2shall also be signed or approved in writing by the agency's
3chief legal counsel and chief fiscal officer. If the agency
4does not have a chief legal counsel or a chief fiscal officer,
5the chief executive officer of the agency shall designate in
6writing a senior executive as the individual responsible for
7signature or approval.
8    (2) No document identified in paragraph (1) may be filed
9with the Comptroller, nor may any authorization for payment
10pursuant to such documents be filed with the Comptroller, if
11the required signatures or approvals are lacking.
12    (3) Any person who, with knowledge the signatures or
13approvals required in paragraph (1) are lacking, either files
14or directs another to file documents or payment authorizations
15in violation of paragraph (2) shall be subject to discipline up
16to and including discharge.
17    (4) Procurements shall not be artificially divided so as to
18avoid the necessity of complying with paragraph (1).
19    (5) Each State agency shall develop and implement
20procedures to ensure the necessary signatures or approvals are
21obtained. Each State agency may establish, maintain and follow
22procedures that are more restrictive than those required
24    (6) This subsection (a) applies to all State agencies as
25defined in Section 1-7 of the Illinois State Auditing Act,
26which includes without limitation the General Assembly and its



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1agencies. For purposes of this subsection (a), in the case of
2the General Assembly, the "chief executive officer of the
3agency" means (i) the Senate Operations Commission for Senate
4general operations as provided in Section 4 of the General
5Assembly Operations Act, (ii) the Speaker of the House of
6Representatives for House general operations as provided in
7Section 5 of the General Assembly Operations Act, (iii) the
8Speaker of the House for majority leadership staff and
9operations, (iv) the Minority Leader of the House for minority
10leadership staff and operations, (v) the President of the
11Senate for majority leadership staff and operations, (vi) the
12Minority Leader of the Senate for minority staff and
13operations, and (vii) the Joint Committee on Legislative
14Support Services for the legislative support services agencies
15as provided in the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of
17    (b)(1) Every voucher or corresponding balancing report, as
18submitted by the agency or office in which it originates, shall
19bear (i) the signature of the officer responsible for approving
20and certifying vouchers under this Act and (ii) if authority to
21sign the responsible officer's name has been properly
22delegated, also the signature of the person actually signing
23the voucher.
24    (2) When an officer delegates authority to approve and
25certify vouchers, he shall send a copy of such authorization
26containing the signature of the person to whom delegation is



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1made to each office that checks or approves such vouchers and
2to the State Comptroller. Such delegation may be general or
3limited. If the delegation is limited, the authorization shall
4designate the particular types of vouchers that the person is
5authorized to approve and certify.
6    (3) When any delegation of authority hereunder is revoked,
7a copy of the revocation of authority shall be sent to the
8Comptroller and to each office to which a copy of the
9authorization was sent.
10    The Comptroller may require State agencies to maintain
11signature documents and records of delegations of voucher
12signature authority and revocations of those delegations,
13instead of transmitting those documents to the Comptroller. The
14Comptroller may inspect such documents and records at any time.
15    (c) The Comptroller may authorize the submission of
16vouchers through electronic transmissions, on magnetic tape,
17or otherwise.
18(Source: P.A. 89-360, eff. 8-17-95; 90-452, eff. 8-16-97.)";
20on page 6, line 3, by replacing "10" with "15"; and
21on page 7, line 19, by replacing "15" with "20"; and
22on page 8, line 4, by replacing "20" with "25".