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Full Text of SB1997  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act
5 is amended by changing the title of the Act and Sections 0.01
6 and 1 and by adding Section 0.05 as follows:
7     (105 ILCS 25/Act title)
8 An Act relating to membership representation on certain
9 interscholastic athletic and academic organizations.
10     (105 ILCS 25/0.01)  (from Ch. 122, par. 1820)
11     Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
12 Interscholastic Athletic and Academic Organization Act.
13 (Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
14     (105 ILCS 25/0.05 new)
15     Sec. 0.05. Regulation of news media.
16     (a) For the purposes of this Section, "news media" means
17 personnel of a newspaper or other periodical issued at regular
18 intervals (whether in print or electronic format), a news
19 service (whether in print or electronic format), a radio
20 station, a television station, a television network, a
21 community antenna-television service, or a person or



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1 corporation engaged in making news reels or other motion
2 picture news for public showing.
3     (b) No public elementary or public secondary school in this
4 State nor any association or other entity that sponsors,
5 regulates, or in any manner provides for interscholastic
6 athletic, academic, or other form of competition among schools
7 and students within this State may infringe upon or attempt to
8 regulate in any manner the dissemination of news or the use of
9 visual images by the news media of interscholastic athletic,
10 academic, or other form of competition among schools and
11 students within this State.
12     (105 ILCS 25/1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 1821)
13     Sec. 1. Payment of dues or fees. No membership or other
14 dues or fees shall be paid by the governing body of any public
15 elementary or public secondary school in this State to any
16 association or other entity which has as one of its purposes
17 promoting, sponsoring, regulating or in any manner providing
18 for interscholastic athletic, academic, or other athletics or
19 any form of athletic competition among schools and students
20 within this State if such association or other entity adopts or
21 maintains in effect any bylaw, rule, regulation or policy which
22 designates or requires a member to designate its school
23 principal or any other school administrator as the
24 representative of the member who alone is entitled to cast the
25 vote of the member on any matter coming before such association



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1 or entity which is to be determined by a vote of its general
2 membership; provided, that the provisions of this Section shall
3 not apply if the bylaws, rules, regulations or policies of such
4 association or entity, as adopted and applied: (i) authorize
5 the governing board of each secondary school which is a member
6 of the association or entity to appoint, as the allotted
7 representative of such secondary school entitled to cast its
8 vote on any matter coming before the association or entity
9 which is to be determined by a vote of its general membership,
10 any coach, athletic director, teacher, principal or other
11 school administrator employed at the secondary school which the
12 governing body chooses to appoint as such representative, and
13 (ii) provide that if no representative of a member is so
14 appointed by its governing body, that the school principal of
15 the member shall be its representative authorized to cast its
16 vote unless and until the governing body shall otherwise
17 appoint.
18 (Source: P.A. 85-656.)
19     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20 becoming law.