(20 ILCS 3305/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 1059)
    Sec. 9. Financing.
    (a) It is the intent of the Legislature and declared to be the policy of the State that funds to meet disasters shall always be available.
    (b) It is the legislative intent that the first recourse shall be to funds regularly appropriated to State and political subdivision departments and agencies. If the Governor finds that the demands placed upon these funds in coping with a particular disaster are unreasonably great, the Governor may make funds available from the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. If monies available from the Fund are insufficient, and if the Governor finds that other sources of money to cope with the disaster are not available or are insufficient, the Governor shall request the General Assembly to enact legislation as it may deem necessary to transfer and expend monies appropriated for other purposes or borrow, for a term not to exceed 2 years from the United States government or other public or private source. If the General Assembly is not sitting in regular session to enact such legislation for the transfer, expenditure or loan of such monies, and the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House certify that the Senate and House are not in session, the Governor is authorized to carry out those decisions, by depositing transfers or loan proceeds into and making expenditures from the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund, until such time as a quorum of the General Assembly can convene in a regular or extraordinary session. The General Assembly shall, to the extent moneys become available, restore moneys used from other sources under this Section.
    (c) Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed to limit the Governor's authority to apply for, administer and expend grants, gifts or payments in aid of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery.
(Source: P.A. 98-465, eff. 8-16-13.)