Bill Text: IL HB0623 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the State Comptroller Act. Requires the Comptroller to make a listing of State employee salaries, in both the annual report and the online ledger, in which the total amount paid to a State employee during the past calendar year is listed as rounded to the nearest thousand dollar. Provides findings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-27 - Sent to the Governor [HB0623 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0623-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. Findings. Identity theft is a major concern for
5the State of Illinois and its employees in both the receipt and
6management of personal funds. Easy access to salary information
7by identity thieves makes it easier for them to open new lines
8of credit in their victims' names. Preventing reporting of the
9exact amount of State employee salaries preserves employee
10privacy by lessening the ease with which identity thieves
11obtain information and helps protect State employees from
12identity theft.
13 Section 5. The State Comptroller Act is amended by changing
14Sections 20 and 27 as follows:
15 (15 ILCS 405/20) (from Ch. 15, par. 220)
16 Sec. 20. Annual report. The Comptroller shall annually, as
17soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year but no
18later than December 31, make out and present to the Governor,
19the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
20Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the
21Minority Leader of the House of Representatives a report,
22showing the amount of warrants drawn on the treasury, on other

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1funds held by the State Treasurer and on any public funds held
2by State agencies, during the preceding fiscal year, and
3stating, particularly, on what account they were drawn, and if
4drawn on the contingent fund, to whom and for what they were
5issued. He or she shall, also, at the same time, report to the
6Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House
7of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the
8Minority Leader of the House of Representatives the amount of
9money received into the treasury, into other funds held by the
10State Treasurer and into any other funds held by State agencies
11during the preceding fiscal year, and stating particularly, the
12source from which the same may be derived, and also a general
13account of all the business of his office during the preceding
14fiscal year. The report shall also summarize for the previous
15fiscal year the information required under Section 19.
16 Within 60 days after the expiration of each calendar year,
17the Comptroller shall compile, from records maintained and
18available in his office, a list of all persons including those
19employed in the Office of the Comptroller, who have been
20employed by the State during the past calendar year and paid
21from funds in the hands of the State Treasurer.
22 The list shall be arranged according to counties and shall
23state in alphabetical order the name of each employee, the
24address in the county in which he votes, except as specified
25below, the position and the total salary paid to him or her
26during the past calendar year, rounded to the nearest hundred

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1dollar. For persons employed by the Department of Corrections,
2Department of Children and Family Services, Department of
3Juvenile Justice, Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate
4Prosecutor, and the Department of State Police, as well as
5their spouses, no address shall be listed. The list so compiled
6and arranged shall be kept on file in the office of the
7Comptroller and be open to inspection by the public at all
8times.
9 No person who utilizes the names obtained from this list
10for solicitation shall represent that such solicitation is
11authorized by any officer or agency of the State of Illinois.
12Violation of this provision is a Business Offense punishable by
13a fine not to exceed $3,000.
14(Source: P.A. 98-411, eff. 8-16-13.)
15 (15 ILCS 405/27)
16 Sec. 27. Comptroller's online ledger. The Comptroller
17shall establish and maintain an online repository of the
18State's financial transactions, to be known as the
19Comptroller's "Online Ledger". The Comptroller shall establish
20rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and
21maintenance of the "Online Ledger". Any listing of an
22immediately preceding year's amount of State employee salaries
23on the "Online Ledger" shall list the total amount paid to a
24State employee during that past calendar year, or a monthly
25reporting of a State employee's salary from that past calendar

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1year, as rounded to the nearest hundred dollar. Any monthly
2reporting of a State employee's salary for the current year
3shall also be listed as rounded to the nearest hundred dollar.
4The Comptroller, in his or her discretion, may list the
5unadjusted total salary amount paid to a State employee for any
6previous year other than the rounded salary amount for the
7immediately preceding calendar year.
8(Source: P.A. 99-393, eff. 1-1-16.)
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