P.A. 93-318

The Small Business Advisory Act requires every State agency to make available on the World Wide Web a small business advisory page.

The Auditor General’s Office will use this page to provide small businesses with a plain language explanation of any proposed or adopted rule or new legislation administered by us that affects small businesses. Any such explanation will remain posted for a minimum of 6 months.

Small businesses are also directed to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities’ First Stop Business Information Center, which operates as a central clearinghouse, notifying the small business community of each State agency’s rulemakings and changes in requirements affecting small businesses. Information concerning the First Stop Business Information Center can be found on the World Wide Web at





In the October 27, 2017, edition of the Illinois Register (Volume 41, Issue 43, page 13137), the Auditor General proposed amendments to our procurement rule (44 Ill.Adm.Code Part 500). This rulemaking updates the Auditor General's procurement rules, primarily to reflect recent changes in laws, including P.A. 100-0043 (effective August 9, 2017), P.A. 100-0203 (effective August 18, 2017), and P.A. 100-0391 (effective August 25, 2017).


Plain Language Summary: Changes include updating terminology, responsibility, emergency purchase, communications reporting, and continuing disclosure requirements and increasing the small purchase threshold. These changes are not expected to negatively impact small businesses.


Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted in writing during the First Notice Period to R. Patton, Auditor General's Office, 740 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL 62703, 217/782-6046, 888/261-2887 (TTY), or


The proposed rule will be submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules at the conclusion of the First Notice Period (on or about December 18, 2017). Information on JCAR's membership and agenda for public hearings is on JCAR's website at:


The amended rule will become effective upon receipt of a Certificate of No Objection from the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and publication in final form in the Illinois Register. This action is anticipated to occur no later than February, 2018.