1836 says that a state agency must submit a voucher
to the comptroller for payment of a vendorís bill within 10 business
days of receiving the bill, or return the bill to the vendor if it
is determined to be incorrect.
"This is about transparency for,
and accountability to, those vendors with whom the state contracts
for business," Brady said. "We need to bring some order to the
process. Many of these businesses, which employ thousands of
Illinois workers, are waiting months for payment. The state is
imposing economic hardship on these employers, which in turn is
jeopardizing the employment of its citizens."
Senate Bill 1836 requires the comptroller to post a copy of the
voucher on its website within five days after the voucher is
received. Vouchers should be shown on the website in the order in
which they were received by the comptroller and be searchable by
date and name of vendor.
Passed by an 8-0 vote of the Senate Government and Veterans
Affairs Committee on March 10 and by a 58-0 vote of the Senate on
April 7, Senate Bill 1836 now moves to the House of Representatives
for further consideration.
[Text from file sent on behalf
Bill Brady by
Illinois Senate Republican staff]