Bill Text: IL HB3870 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Changes the name of the Illinois Amateur Sports Commission to the Illinois Commission on Amateur Sports. Provides that the purpose of the Commission includes making recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity about the promotion, development, expansion, hosting, and fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and amateur sporting events and tournaments throughout the State. Provides that the recommendations reported by the Commission shall include, among other objectives, to support and encourage the development of sports tourism. Expands the membership of the Commission to include a representative of the Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus or any other similar State-certified entity. Provides that the Commission shall meet initially within 90 days (rather than 30 days) after the effective date of the Act. Provides that the Commission is dissolved and the Act is repealed on January 1, 2026. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-3)

Status: (Passed) 2021-08-20 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0511 [HB3870 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB3870-Chaptered.html



Public Act 102-0511
HB3870 EnrolledLRB102 04190 SMS 14207 b
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Commission on Amateur Sports Act.
Section 5. Illinois Commission on Amateur Sports; purpose;
duties.
(a) The Illinois Commission on Amateur Sports is created.
(b) The purpose of the Commission is to research, study,
and to make recommendations to the Governor, the General
Assembly, and the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity about the promotion, development, expansion,
hosting, and fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports
programs, and amateur sporting events and tournaments
throughout the State.
(c) Recommendations made by the Commission shall focus
generally on the promotion and encouragement of physical
fitness through the participation in amateur sports and
amateur sports programs and on the development of local and
statewide business opportunities and economic development
relating to amateur sports, amateur sports programs,
competitions, events and tournaments. The recommendations
reported by the Commission to the Governor, the General
Assembly, and the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity shall include, but are not limited to, the
following objectives:
(1) To provide workshops, training, and conferences to
schools and communities throughout the State to increase
youth participation in amateur sports and amateur sports
programs.
(2) To connect public, private, local, and State
entities to generate funding for amateur sports programs
and to facilitate the communication of information
statewide about amateur sports programs and events.
(3) To support the development of and investment in an
Olympic Training Center in the State.
(4) To promote the participation of community amateur
sports programs in national and international amateur
athletic competitions and events.
(5) To encourage the inclusion and participation of
persons with disabilities in amateur sports and amateur
sports programs.
(6) To encourage the inclusion and participation of
persons from historically disadvantaged communities in
amateur sports and amateur sports programs.
(7) To support and encourage the development of sports
tourism.
Section 10. Membership.
(a) The Commission shall include the following members:
(1) Four members appointed by the Governor who have
recognized experience in promoting, organizing, or
administering amateur sports programs or other athletic
organizations.
(2) Two members appointed by the Governor who are
Olympians and who participated in youth sports.
(3) One member of the Senate appointed by the
President of the Senate.
(4) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
Leader of the Senate.
(5) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(6) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
Representatives.
(7) One member appointed by the Governor who
represents an Illinois high school athletic association.
(8) One member appointed by the Governor who
represents an Illinois collegiate athletic association.
(9) One member appointed by the Governor who is a
representative of the Illinois Council of Convention and
Visitor Bureaus or represents any other similar
State-certified entity.
(10) Fifteen members appointed by the Governor who
shall individually represent one category of the following
amateur youth sports, but shall as a group represent all
of the following categories of amateur youth sports:
(A) Baseball.
(B) Basketball.
(C) Gymnastics.
(D) Cross country running or other track and field
sports.
(E) Football.
(F) Golf.
(G) Hockey.
(H) Soccer.
(I) Softball.
(J) Swimming.
(K) Volleyball.
(L) Cheerleading.
(M) Wrestling.
(N) Tennis.
(O) The Special Olympics.
(b) More than 4 members of the General Assembly may be
appointed to serve on the Commission as long as the number of
members appointed at any time, except during a vacancy,
represent equally each of the majority and minority caucuses
of each house.
(c) The Governor shall select the chairperson of the
Council from among the members.
Section 15. Terms; meetings; support; expenses.
(a) Each member of the Commission shall be appointed for a
2-year term, or until his or her successor is appointed. The
Governor may stagger the members' terms to ensure continuity
in the performance of the Commission's responsibilities.
(b) The Commission shall meet initially within 90 days
after the effective date of this Act, and at least quarterly
thereafter, at the times and places in this State that the
Commission designates.
(c) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall provide administrative and other support to the
Commission.
(d) Members of the Commission shall receive no
compensation for their participation, but may be reimbursed by
the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for
expenses in connection with their participation, including
travel, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control
board, if funds are available.
Section 20. Reporting. The Commission shall submit a
report of its findings, research, and recommendations to the
Governor, the General Assembly, and the Department of Commerce
and Economic Opportunity on or before December 31, 2023 and
each December 31 thereafter.
Section 25. Repeal. The Commission is dissolved and this
Act is repealed on January 1, 2026.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.
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