(30 ILCS 708/55)
    Sec. 55. The Governor's Office of Management and Budget responsibilities.
    (a) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall:
        (1) provide technical assistance and interpretations
of policy requirements in order to ensure effective and efficient implementation of this Act by State grant-making agencies; and
        (2) have authority to approve any exceptions to the
requirements of this Act and shall adopt rules governing the criteria to be considered when an exception is requested; exceptions shall only be made in particular cases where adequate justification is presented.
    (b) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall, on or before July 1, 2016, establish a centralized unit within the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. The centralized unit shall be known as the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit and shall be funded with a portion of the administrative funds provided under existing and future State and federal pass-through grants. The amounts charged will be allocated based on the actual cost of the services provided to State grant-making agencies and public institutions of higher education in accordance with the applicable federal cost principles contained in 2 CFR 200 and this Act will not cause the reduction in the amount of any State or federal grant awards that have been or will be directed towards State agencies or public institutions of higher education.
    (c) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget, in conjunction with the Illinois Single Audit Commission, shall research and provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the adoption of legislation in accordance with the federal Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012. The recommendations shall be included in the Annual Report of the Commission to be submitted to the General Assembly on January 1, 2020. The report to the General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. This subsection (c) is inoperative on and after January 1, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-997, eff. 8-20-18.)