Legislative Audit Commission



Presented by Representative Lyons


            WHEREAS, the 2005 budget book identifies 94 individual State agencies that administer a large number of programs to serve the citizens of Illinois.


            WHEREAS, a February 1995 study completed by the Office of the Auditor General of administrative laws found that agencies reported 213 statutory requirements that were duplicative with another requirement;


            WHEREAS, there is no continuing review of State programs to identify those that may be duplicative;


            WHEREAS, given the need to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of State government in difficult budgetary times, a review of State agency programs that may be duplicative of another agency’s program is desirable; therefore,


             BE IT RESOLVED, by the Legislative Audit Commission that the Auditor General is directed to conduct a follow-up to the 1995 study that identifies programs in State government that appear to be overlapping or duplicative; and be it further


            RESOLVED, that the audit shall include, but need not be limited to, the following determinations:


·        Developing an inventory of State programs by surveying State agencies and collecting follow-up information as needed;


·        Identifying programs which may be duplicative across two or more agencies, such as similar services in different agencies that are provided to similar categories of recipients;


·        For selected programs where duplication may exist, conducting additional analyses examining the feasibility of consolidating programs, such as legal requirements or funding issues that may impact the feasibility of such consolidation;


RESOLVED, that all State agencies cooperate fully and promptly with the Auditor General’s Office in the conduct of this follow-up report; and be further


            RESOLVED, that the Auditor General shall commence this follow-up report as soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations upon completion to the Legislative Audit Commission, the Governor and members of the General Assembly.


            Adopted this 15th day of February, 2005.



Senator Chris Lauzen



Representative Frank Mautino