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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Controller of the State of Illinois''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Illinois]].
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|Office website = http://www.ioc.state.il.us/
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|Budget =  109800600
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|Budget year =2012
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term =4 years
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|Authority =[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_1|Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]
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|Current officeholder =Judy Baar Topinka
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|Assumed office =  January 10, 2011
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|Compensation = 135,700
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|Next election =[[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election= November 2, 2010
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Illinois|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Attorney General of Illinois|Attorney General]] • [[Illinois Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Illinois Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Illinois Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Illinois Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Insurance|Insurance Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Labor|Labor Director]] • [[Illinois Commerce Commission|Illinois Commerce Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Controller of the State of Illinois''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Illinois]].  
  
The [[Comptroller|controller's]] main duties include maintaining the state's central fiscal accounts, ordering payments into the treasury, and issuing warrants against any funds held by the treasurer. The comptroller office is further split into six departments, the taxpayer information and consumer affairs department, the cemetery care department, the local government department, the public accountability, the research and fiscal department and also the electronic commerce department. The current state controller is [[Judy Baar Topinka]].
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==Current officeholder==
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The current state controller is [[Judy Baar Topinka]]. She has served since January 2011, and was formerly [[Illinois Treasurer]].<ref>[http://www.ioc.state.il.us/index.cfm/about-our-office/comptrollers-biography/ ''Illinois Office of Comptroller'' "Biography" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>
  
A 2012 ballot measure, the [[Illinois Treasurer and Comptroller Amendment (2012)|Illinois Treasurer and Comptroller Amendment]], will offer voters the choice of merging the offices of treasurer and [[Illinois Comptroller|comptroller]]. Both Treasurer [[Dan Rutherford]] and [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] Judy Baar Topinka support the proposal, arguing consolidation of the offices will "improve efficiency, save on personnel and office costs and deliver ... more timely state investments."
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==Authority==
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The office of comptroller is authorized by [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_1|Article V, Section 1]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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'''Article V, Section 1'''
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| '''Officers:''' The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.
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==Qualifications==
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Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under [[Illinois]] State Law in order to be considered for the Comptroller's office:
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*To be eligible to hold the office of [[Governor of Illinois|Governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]], Attorney General, [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]], Comptroller or Treasurer, a person must be:
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:*a United States citizen, at least 25 years old
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:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>
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==Elections==
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According to [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_2|Article V, Section 2]] of the [[Illinois Constitution|state constitution]], state comptrollers shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.
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==Vacancies==
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[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_7|Article V, Section 7]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]] addresses vacancies in the office of comptroller. If the comptroller...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.
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==Duties==
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The [[Comptroller|controller's]] main duties include maintaining the state's fiscal accounts, ordering payments into the treasury, and issuing warrants against any funds held by the treasurer.
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The specific duties of the comptroller are outlined in [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_17|Article V, Section 17]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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<u>[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_17|Article V, Section 17]], Comptroller - Duties</u>:
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"The Comptroller, in accordance with law, shall maintain the State's central fiscal accounts, and order payments into and out of the funds held by the Treasurer."
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==Divisions==
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The comptroller office is further split into six departments:<ref>[http://www.ioc.state.il.us/index.cfm/departments/ ''Illinois Department of Comptroller'' "Departments" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>
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*The taxpayer information and consumer affairs department
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*The cemetery care department
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*The local government department
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*The public accountability
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*The research and fiscal department
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*The electronic commerce department
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Office of the State Comptroller in Fiscal Year 2012 was $109,800,600<ref>[http://www.state.il.us/budget/FY2013/FY13OperatingBudget.pdf ''Operating Budget Book''“Illinois State Budget Fiscal Year 2013,”  5.39, accessed June 20, 2013.]</ref>
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==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2012===
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In 2012, the comptroller was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$135,669]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Illinois Comptroller was paid an estimated $135,700 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved September 5, 2012]</ref>
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* [http://www.ioc.state.il.us/ Illinois State Controller's Office]
 
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** [http://www.ioc.state.il.us/Office/history.cfm History of the Office]
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* [http://ledger.illinoiscomptroller.com/ The Ledger], State of Illinois financial records, reports and analyses
  
 
==References==
 
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*[http://www.ioc.state.il.us/Office/history.cfm ''Illinois State Comptroller'', History of the Office]
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Revision as of 13:49, 15 July 2013

Illinois Comptroller
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $109,800,600
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Judy Baar Topinka.jpg
Name:  Judy Baar Topinka
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $135,700
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Illinois Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorComptrollerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorIllinois Commerce Commission
The Controller of the State of Illinois is the chief financial officer of the government of Illinois.

Current officeholder

The current state controller is Judy Baar Topinka. She has served since January 2011, and was formerly Illinois Treasurer.[1]

Authority

The office of comptroller is authorized by Article V, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 1

Officers: The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Comptroller's office:

Elections

According to Article V, Section 2 of the state constitution, state comptrollers shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.

Vacancies

Article V, Section 7 of the Illinois Constitution addresses vacancies in the office of comptroller. If the comptroller...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.

Duties

The controller's main duties include maintaining the state's fiscal accounts, ordering payments into the treasury, and issuing warrants against any funds held by the treasurer.

The specific duties of the comptroller are outlined in Article V, Section 17 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 17, Comptroller - Duties: "The Comptroller, in accordance with law, shall maintain the State's central fiscal accounts, and order payments into and out of the funds held by the Treasurer."

Divisions

The comptroller office is further split into six departments:[2]

  • The taxpayer information and consumer affairs department
  • The cemetery care department
  • The local government department
  • The public accountability
  • The research and fiscal department
  • The electronic commerce department

State budget

The budget for the Office of the State Comptroller in Fiscal Year 2012 was $109,800,600[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the comptroller was paid an estimated $135,669. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Comptroller was paid an estimated $135,700 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Illinois Comptroller has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact Information

Main Office
201 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706-0001

Phone: (217) 782-6000

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