(15 ILCS 505/17) (from Ch. 130, par. 17)
    Sec. 17. The State Treasurer may establish and administer both a Public Treasurers' Investment Pool and an E-Pay program to supplement and enhance both the investment opportunities and the secure electronic payment options otherwise available to other custodians of public funds for public agencies in this State.
    The Treasurer, in administering the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool, may receive public funds paid into the pool by any other custodian of such funds and may serve as the fiscal agent of that custodian of public funds for the purpose of holding and investing those funds.
    The Treasurer may invest the public funds constituting the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool in the same manner, in the same types of investments and subject to the same limitations provided for the investment of funds in the State Treasury. The Treasurer shall develop, publish, and implement an investment policy covering the management of funds in the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool. The policy shall be published each year as part of the audit of the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool by the Auditor General, which shall be distributed to all participants. The Treasurer shall notify all Public Treasurers' Investment Pool participants in writing, and the Treasurer shall publish in at least one newspaper of general circulation in both Springfield and Chicago any changes to a previously published investment policy at least 30 calendar days before implementing the policy. Any such investment policy adopted by the Treasurer shall be reviewed, and updated if necessary, within 90 days following the installation of a new Treasurer.
    The Treasurer shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he deems necessary for the efficient administration of the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool and the E-Pay program, including specification of minimum amounts which may be deposited in the Pool and minimum periods of time for which deposits shall be retained in the Pool. The rules shall provide for the administration expenses of the Pool to be paid from its earnings and for the interest earnings in excess of such expenses to be credited or paid monthly to the several custodians of public funds participating in the Pool in a manner which equitably reflects the differing amounts of their respective investments in the Pool and the differing periods of time for which such amounts were in the custody of the Pool.
    Upon creating a Public Treasurers' Investment Pool the State Treasurer shall give bond with 2 or more sufficient sureties, payable to custodians of public funds who participate in the Pool for the benefit of the public agencies whose funds are paid into the Pool for investment, in the penal sum of $150,000, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties in relation to the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool.
    "Public agency", as used in this Section, means the State of Illinois or any political subdivision, or any agency, board, or department thereof, any special district, any municipality, or any unit of local government.
    "Public funds", as used in this Section, means current operating funds, special funds, and funds of any kind or character belonging to or in the custody of any public agency.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit on any home rule unit.
    After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, participation in the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool shall not be a prerequisite for participation in the Treasurer's E-Pay program.
(Source: P.A. 99-856, eff. 8-19-16; 100-969, eff. 8-19-18.)