(25 ILCS 150/0.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 103.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Legislative Audit Commission Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(25 ILCS 150/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 104)
Sec. 1. The Legislative Audit Commission, hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Commission", is hereby created as a legislative support services agency subject to the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984. The Commission shall ascertain facts, review reports and take action thereon, and make recommendations and reports to the General Assembly and to the houses thereof concerning the audit, revenues and expenditures of the State, its departments, subdivisions, and agencies whether created by the Constitution or otherwise, and such related matters as may be directed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services. The Commission shall have continuing existence and may meet, act, and conduct its business at any place within this State, during the sessions of the General Assembly or any recess thereof, and in the interim periods between sessions.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)
(25 ILCS 150/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 106)
Sec. 3. The Commission shall receive the reports of the Auditor General and other financial statements and shall determine what remedial measures, if any, are needed, and whether special studies and investigations are necessary. If the Commission shall deem such studies and investigations to be necessary, the Commission may direct the Auditor General to undertake such studies or investigations.
When a disagreement between the Audit Commission and an agency under the Governor's jurisdiction arises in the process of the Audit Commission's review of audit reports relating to such agency, the Audit Commission shall promptly advise the Governor of such areas of disagreement. The Governor shall respond to the Audit Commission within a reasonable period of time, and in no event later than 60 days, expressing his views concerning such areas of disagreement and indicating the corrective action taken by his office with reference thereto or, if no action is taken, indicating the reasons therefor.
The Audit Commission also promptly shall advise all other responsible officials of the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of the State government of areas of disagreement arising in the process of the Commission's review of their respective audit reports. With reference to his particular office, each such responsible official shall respond to the Audit Commission within a reasonable period of time, and in no event later than 60 days, expressing his view concerning such areas of disagreement and indicating the corrective action taken with reference thereto or stating the reasons that no action has been taken.
The Commission shall report its activities to the General Assembly including such remedial measures as it deems to be necessary. The report of the Commission shall be made to the General Assembly not less often than annually and not later than March 1 in each year.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
In addition, the Commission has the powers and duties provided for in the "Illinois State Auditing Act", enacted by the 78th General Assembly, and, if the provisions of that Act are conflict with those of this Act, that Act prevails.
(Source: P.A. 100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)
(25 ILCS 150/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 107)
Sec. 4. The presiding officer of the Commission or any person designated by him, upon majority vote of the Commission, may administer oaths or affirmations and summon and compel the attendance before the Commission and examine under oath any person connected either directly or indirectly with any transaction with State agencies or any other person having information regarding the conditions, affairs, management, administration or methods involved in such financial transactions or fiscal matters. The Commission may similarly require any person having in his possession any records, books, papers, contracts or other documents pertinent to such matters or transactions to surrender the same or to otherwise afford the Commission access thereto.
Should any person fail to obey the summons or refuse to surrender or afford access, without reasonable cause, to any of the above mentioned papers, records, books, contracts or other documents, the Commission may apply to the Circuit Court of the County in which any operation of the fiscal matter or financial transaction took place, and such Court, if it finds that the Commission has not exceeded its authority, may, by order duly entered, require the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers required by the Commission in carrying out the purposes of the Act. Upon refusal or neglect to obey the order of the Court, the Court may compel obedience of such order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 810.)
(25 ILCS 150/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 108)
Sec. 5. The permanent office of the Legislative Audit Commission shall be in the legislative complex, as defined in the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984, wherein the Architect of the Capitol shall provide suitable and sufficient offices.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)
(25 ILCS 150/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 109)
Sec. 6. All books, papers, records and correspondence of the Legislative Audit Commission pertaining to its work are public records and shall be filed at its regularly maintained office, except:
(a) Papers or memoranda that are of no further use may be destroyed upon approval of the Legislative Audit Commission; and
(b) Papers, correspondence and memoranda pertaining to any audit or investigation not completed, when in the judgment of the Auditor General, disclosure of such papers, correspondence or memoranda will impede such audit or investigation; and
(c) Any record, document, or information, the disclosure of which is restricted by law, which shall not be available for public examination.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 810.)