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Public Act 102-0591


Public Act 0591 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0591
HB2401 EnrolledLRB102 16283 RJF 21665 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Secretary of State Act is amended by
changing Section 5 as follows:
    (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 his 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 his office, and attach thereto the
Secretary's his 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 he may
deem necessary to properly carry out the powers and duties
vested in the Secretary him 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. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09; 96-1496, eff. 1-13-11.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022