Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act. Adds to the list of requirements on a grant application. Provides that a grant agreement must contain proof of either the existence of a line of credit or the financial solvency of the grantee. Prohibits the award of a grant if a family relationship exists between the grantee or its leadership and the funding agency. Provides that all administrators and service providers must be appropriately credentialed in their respective fields. Sets requirements concerning quarterly updates and reports to the grantor agency. Provides that if the funds received from the grant are used to provide State services, then the clients for recipients of those services may not be charged an additional fee for those services.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act. Authorizes the Governor to create the Illinois Single Audit Commission. Sets forth appointment procedures. Requires the Commission to conduct research regarding the practices of other states in the administration of grants and to create a report summarizing the Commission's recommendations regarding uniform standards for the administration of grants in this State. Requires the report to include statutory and rule change proposals that shall primarily focus on developing a coordinated, non-redundant process for the provision of effective and efficient oversight of grant recipients, ensuring quality programs, and limiting fraud, waste, and abuse. Provides specific areas of focus within each stage of the life cycle of a grant. Requires the report to be filed with the General Assembly by January 1, 2014 and adds a January 1, 2015 repealer. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 2 with the following changes. Specifies the grant-making Departments that shall have a representative on the Commission. Makes other changes to the composition of the Commission. Makes changes to the requirements of the contents of the Commission's report. Provides that the Commission shall operate with no direct costs to the State. Repeals the provisions regarding the Commission on April 1, 2014 (rather than January 1, 2015). Effective immediately.