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Full Text of SB1902  101st General Assembly


Sen. Chuck Weaver

Filed: 3/12/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1902 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by changing
5Section 9.02 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 105/9.02)  (from Ch. 127, par. 145c)
7    Sec. 9.02. Vouchers; signature; delegation; electronic
9    (a)(1) Any new contract or contract renewal in the amount
10of $250,000 or more in a fiscal year, or any order against a
11master contract in the amount of $250,000 or more in a fiscal
12year, or any contract amendment or change to an existing
13contract that increases the value of the contract to or by
14$250,000 or more in a fiscal year, shall be signed or approved
15in writing by the chief executive officer of the agency or his
16or her designee, and shall also be signed or approved in



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1writing by the agency's chief legal counsel or his or her
2designee and chief fiscal officer or his or her designee. If
3the agency does not have a chief legal counsel or a chief
4fiscal officer, the chief executive officer of the agency shall
5designate in writing a senior executive as the individual
6responsible for signature or approval.
7    (2) No document identified in paragraph (1) may be filed
8with the Comptroller, nor may any authorization for payment
9pursuant to such documents be filed with the Comptroller, if
10the required signatures or approvals are lacking.
11    (3) Any person who, with knowledge the signatures or
12approvals required in paragraph (1) are lacking, either files
13or directs another to file documents or payment authorizations
14in violation of paragraph (2) shall be subject to discipline up
15to and including discharge.
16    (4) Procurements shall not be artificially divided so as to
17avoid the necessity of complying with paragraph (1).
18    (5) Each State agency shall develop and implement
19procedures to ensure the necessary signatures or approvals are
20obtained. Each State agency may establish, maintain and follow
21procedures that are more restrictive than those required
23    (6) This subsection (a) applies to all State agencies as
24defined in Section 1-7 of the Illinois State Auditing Act,
25which includes without limitation the General Assembly and its
26agencies. For purposes of this subsection (a), in the case of



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1the General Assembly, the "chief executive officer of the
2agency" means (i) the Senate Operations Commission for Senate
3general operations as provided in Section 4 of the General
4Assembly Operations Act, (ii) the Speaker of the House of
5Representatives for House general operations as provided in
6Section 5 of the General Assembly Operations Act, (iii) the
7Speaker of the House for majority leadership staff and
8operations, (iv) the Minority Leader of the House for minority
9leadership staff and operations, (v) the President of the
10Senate for majority leadership staff and operations, (vi) the
11Minority Leader of the Senate for minority staff and
12operations, and (vii) the Joint Committee on Legislative
13Support Services for the legislative support services agencies
14as provided in the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of
151984. For purposes of this subsection (a), in the case of
16agencies, the "chief executive officer of the agency" means the
17head of the agency.
18    (b)(1) Every voucher, as submitted by the agency or office
19in which it originates, shall bear (i) the signature of the
20officer responsible for approving and certifying vouchers
21under this Act and (ii) if authority to sign the responsible
22officer's name has been properly delegated, also the signature
23of the person actually signing the voucher.
24    (2) When an officer delegates authority to approve and
25certify vouchers, he shall send a copy of such authorization
26containing the signature of the person to whom delegation is



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1made to each office that checks or approves such vouchers and
2to the State Comptroller. Such delegation may be general or
3limited. If the delegation is limited, the authorization shall
4designate the particular types of vouchers that the person is
5authorized to approve and certify.
6    (3) When any delegation of authority hereunder is revoked,
7a copy of the revocation of authority shall be sent to the
8Comptroller and to each office to which a copy of the
9authorization was sent.
10    The Comptroller may require State agencies to maintain
11signature documents and records of delegations of voucher
12signature authority and revocations of those delegations,
13instead of transmitting those documents to the Comptroller. The
14Comptroller may inspect such documents and records at any time.
15    (c) The Comptroller may authorize the submission of
16vouchers through electronic transmissions, on magnetic tape,
17or otherwise.
18(Source: P.A. 89-360, eff. 8-17-95; 90-452, eff. 8-16-97.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.".