(105 ILCS 5/34A-403) (from Ch. 122, par. 34A-403)
Sec. 34A-403. Financial Plans. The Board shall develop, adopt and submit to the Authority on or before March 1, 1980, for approval by the Authority, an initial Financial Plan with respect to the remaining portion of the Fiscal Year ending in 1980 and for the two succeeding Fiscal Years. The Board shall develop and adopt subsequent Financial Plans in accordance with this Section. Beginning with the Fiscal Year beginning in 1993, and every second year thereafter, the Board shall adopt a Financial Plan covering a period of 2 fiscal years. After adoption by the Board, the Board shall submit each plan to the Authority for its approval not later than 30 days prior to the commencement of the first Fiscal Year to which the Financial Plan relates, except that the Financial Plan to be developed for the Fiscal Years beginning in 1993 and 1994 shall be submitted to the Authority within 90 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993. The Authority shall approve or reject the Financial Plan within 15 days of its receipt of the Financial Plan from the Board. No Financial Plan shall have force or effect without approval of the Authority. Each Financial Plan shall be developed, submitted, approved and monitored in accordance with the following procedures:
(a) The Board shall determine and submit to the Authority, at a time and in a manner prescribed by the Authority, estimates of revenues available to the Board during the period for which the Financial Plan is to be in effect. The Authority shall approve, reject or amend the revenue estimates. In the event the Board fails, for any reason, to submit to the Authority estimates of revenue as required by this paragraph, the Authority may prepare such estimates. The Financial Plan submitted by the Board shall be based upon revenue estimates approved or prepared by the Authority. As soon as practicable following the establishment of the Authority, the President of the Board shall, at the request of the Chairman of the Authority, make available to the Chairman of the Authority copies of the audited financial statements and of the books and records of account of the Board for the preceding 5 fiscal years of the Board.
(b) Each Financial Plan for each Fiscal Year or part thereof to which it relates, shall contain (i) a description of revenues and expenditures, provision for debt service, cash resources and uses, and capital improvements, each in such manner and detail as the Authority shall prescribe, (ii) a description of the means by which the Budget will be brought into balance in accordance with Section 34A-402 of this Article, and (iii) such other matters that the Authority, in its discretion, requires. The initial Financial Plan shall also include a description of the means by which any outstanding short-term indebtedness shall be paid or refunded by the Board. The Authority may prescribe any reasonable time, standards, procedures or forms consistent with this Section for preparation and submission of the Financial Plan.
(c) The Authority shall approve the initial and each subsequent Financial Plan if, in its judgment, the plan is complete, is reasonably capable of being achieved, and meets the requirement set forth in Section 34A-402 of this Article. Otherwise, the Authority shall reject the Financial Plan. In the event of rejection, the Authority may prescribe a procedure and standards for revision of the Financial Plan by the Board.
(d) The Board shall report to the Authority, at such times and in such manner as the Authority may direct, concerning the Board's compliance with each Financial Plan. The Authority may review the Board's operations, obtain budgetary data and financial statements, require the Board to produce reports, and have access to any other information in the possession of the Board that it deems relevant. The Authority may issue recommendations or directives within its powers to the Board to assure compliance with the Financial Plan. The Board shall produce such budgetary data, financial statements, reports and other information and comply with such directives.
(e) After approval of each Financial Plan, the Board shall regularly reexamine the revenue and expenditure estimates on which it was based and revise them as necessary. The Board shall promptly notify the Authority of any material change in the revenue or expenditure estimates in the Financial Plan. The Board may submit to the Authority, or the Authority may require the Board to submit, modified Financial Plans based upon revised revenue or expenditure estimates or for any other good reason. The Authority shall approve or reject each modified Financial Plan pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-511.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015