(30 ILCS 5/1-2) (from Ch. 15, par. 301-2)
    Sec. 1-2. Purpose and construction.
    (a) This Act implements Article VIII, Section 3 of the Constitution, and shall be construed in furtherance of those provisions.
    (b) This Act is intended to provide a comprehensive and thorough post audit of the obligation, expenditure, receipt and use of public funds of the State under the direction and control of the Auditor General, to the end that the government of the State of Illinois will be accountable to the General Assembly and the citizens and taxpayers, and to the end that the constitutional and statutory requirements governing state fiscal and financial operations will be enforced.
    (c) This Act is intended to govern the Auditor General under the control and direction of the General Assembly. Neither the enactment of this Act nor any provision contained herein shall in any way derogate from the status of the Auditor General as a legislative officer of the State under the Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 78-884.)