Debt Transparency Report

Estimated General Funds Bill Backlog as of March 31, 2018:
$8.237 Billion

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Debt Transparency Act Monthly Reporting

The Debt Transparency Report (Public Act 100-0552) is an initiative of Comptroller Susana Mendoza. Public Act 100-0552 amends the State Finance Act and requires state agencies, as defined in the Act, to report their monthly liabilities in a manner prescribed by the Comptroller. The report is intended to provide greater transparency and a truer sense of bills for state services incurred but not yet sent to the Office of the Comptroller (IOC) for payment.

Agencies are to report monthly to the Office of the Comptroller as outlined in Accounting Bulletin 214 several amounts, including:

Public Act 100-0552 took effect January 1, 2018, and the first report from agencies, for the December 2017 reporting period, was due to the Office of the Comptroller by January 10, 2018. Subsequent reports are due to the Office of the Comptroller on or before the 10th calendar day of each month.

This report is not intended to summarize all debt of the State, such as pension obligations or bonded indebtedness. Other publications of the Office of the Comptroller report this information.

Estimated General Funds Backlog

The estimated General Funds backlog of unpaid liabilities is composed of two portions:

Unpaid liabilities for other funds in the State Treasury, including amounts reported for federal funds and self-supporting state funds, are excluded from the totals reported here. However, this information, by fund, is included in the agencies’ submissions.