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 Bill Status of SB2270  99th General Assembly

Short Description:  LOCAL GOV-AUDITORS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve Stadelman - Tim Bivins - Steven M. Landek - Julie A. Morrison and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Edward J. Acevedo)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 310/1from Ch. 85, par. 701
50 ILCS 310/9from Ch. 85, par. 709
50 ILCS 310/12 new
55 ILCS 5/6-31008from Ch. 34, par. 6-31008
65 ILCS 5/8-1-7from Ch. 24, par. 8-1-7
65 ILCS 5/8-8-8from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-8
70 ILCS 1205/8-1from Ch. 105, par. 8-1
105 ILCS 5/3-7from Ch. 122, par. 3-7
110 ILCS 205/13 new
110 ILCS 805/3-22.1from Ch. 122, par. 103-22.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act. Provides that units of local government (including school districts and public colleges and universities) shall limit contracts or appointments with auditors to 5 years and shall competitively bid auditor contracts or appointments. Provides that a unit of local government may not contract with or appoint an auditor or auditing firm who has done any audit of the unit of local government in the previous 5 fiscal years unless an auditing firm practices audit partner rotation. Allows the Comptroller to waive the limitation on the same auditor or auditing firm in certain circumstances. Amends the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Park District Code, the School Code, the Board of Higher Education Act, and the Public Community College Act making conforming changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the language of the introduced bill with the following changes: Deletes definitions for "licensed public accountant" and "licensed public accounting firm". Defines "audit partner", "CPA" or "C.P.A.", and "CPA firm". Changes references from "licensed public accountant" and "licensed public accounting firm" to "CPA" and "CPA firm", respectively. Provides for the appointment of auditors only after advertising for and following a competitive request for proposals process that solicits qualifications and proposals from interested parties (rather than appointing the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids). Makes corresponding changes. Changes the circumstances in which the Comptroller may waive the limitation on using the same auditor or auditing firm.

DateChamber Action
  1/27/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  1/27/2016SenateFirst Reading
  1/27/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/3/2016SenateAssigned to Local Government
  4/6/2016SenatePostponed - Local Government
  4/8/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016
  4/14/2016SenateDo Pass Local Government; 010-000-000
  4/14/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 18, 2016
  4/15/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/15/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 009-000-000
  4/20/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Stadelman
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  4/22/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/22/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 037-015-000
  4/22/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/22/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/22/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2016HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  5/11/2016HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/11/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/11/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Counties & Townships Committee
  5/13/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2016
  5/27/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2016
  5/31/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/31/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2016
  6/30/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  6/30/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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