Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Promotion Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall make grants from the Tourism Promotion Fund to a municipality in which a municipal convention center is located, or to a convention center authority, for the purpose of reimbursing the municipality or convention center authority for qualified incentives provided by a municipal convention center or convention center authority. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts provisions that are substantially similar to the engrossed bill with the following changes. Provides that the grants authorized in the engrossed bill are subject to appropriation. Provides that those grants may be awarded only until July 1, 2020. Provides that the municipality or convention center authority shall include the incentive amounts as part of its regular audit. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall submit a report on the effectiveness of the program to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 2020. Provides that grants may also be awarded for incentives provided by units of local government for sporting events held at a municipal amateur sports facilities. Makes changes to the definitions of "municipal convention center" and "convention center authority" concerning the amount of contiguous exhibition space. Effective immediately.