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15 ILCS 305/5

    (15 ILCS 305/5) (from Ch. 124, par. 5)
    Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State:
        1. To countersign and affix the seal of state to all
commissions required by law to be issued by the Governor.
        2. To make a register of all appointments by the
Governor, specifying the person appointed, the office conferred, the date of the appointment, the date when bond or oath is taken and the date filed. If Senate confirmation is required, the date of the confirmation shall be included in the register.
        3. To make proper indexes to public acts,
resolutions, papers and documents in the Secretary's office.
        3-a. To review all rules of all State agencies
adopted in compliance with the codification system prescribed by the Secretary. The review shall be for the purposes and include all the powers and duties provided in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Secretary of State shall cooperate with the Legislative Information System to insure the accuracy of the text of the rules maintained under the Legislative Information System Act.
        4. To give any person requiring the same paying the
lawful fees therefor, a copy of any law, act, resolution, record or paper in the Secretary's office, and attach thereto the Secretary's certificate, under the seal of the state.
        5. To take charge of and preserve from waste, and
keep in repair, the houses, lots, grounds and appurtenances, situated in the City of Springfield, and belonging to or occupied by the State, the care of which is not otherwise provided for by law, and to take charge of and preserve from waste, and keep in repair, the houses, lots, grounds and appurtenances, situated in the State outside the City of Springfield where such houses, lots, grounds and appurtenances are occupied by the Secretary of State and no other State officer or agency.
        6. To supervise the distribution of the laws.
        7. To perform such other duties as may be required by
law. The Secretary of State may, within appropriations authorized by the General Assembly, maintain offices in the State Capital and in such other places in the State as the Secretary may deem necessary to properly carry out the powers and duties vested in the Secretary by law.
        8. In addition to all other authority granted to the
Secretary by law, subject to appropriation, to make grants or otherwise provide assistance to, among others without limitation, units of local government, school districts, educational institutions, private agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit entities for the health, safety, and welfare of Illinois residents for purposes related to education, transportation, construction, capital improvements, social services, and any other lawful public purpose. Upon request of the Secretary, all State agencies are mandated to provide the Secretary with assistance in administering the grants.
        9. To notify the Auditor General of any Public Act
filed with the Office of the Secretary of State making an appropriation or transfer of funds from the State treasury. This paragraph (9) applies only through June 30, 2015.
        10. To accept service of process only in those
specifically mandated areas of the law and as determined by the General Assembly. The Secretary of State is not the default agent for service of process in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-591, eff. 1-1-22.)