Full Text of HB3870 102nd General Assembly
HB3870 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Joyce Mason
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Illinois Amateur Sports Commission Act. Provides that the
purpose of the Commission is to advise and to make recommendations to the
Governor and the General Assembly regarding the promotion, development,
expansion, and fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and
amateur sporting events throughout the State. Sets forth the areas of
study that the Commission must examine. Sets forth the membership of the
Commission. Contains provisions concerning meetings and reporting.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Amateur Sports Commission Act.
Illinois Amateur Sports Commission; purpose;
(a) The Illinois Amateur Sports Commission is created.
(b) The purpose of the Commission is to research, study,
and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General
Assembly about the promotion, development, expansion, and
fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and
amateur sporting events 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, and events. The recommendations reported by the
Commission to the Governor and General Assembly shall include,
but are not limited to, the following objectives:
(1) To provide workshops, training, and conferences to
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schools and communities throughout the State to increase
youth participation in amateur sports and amateur sports
(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
(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
(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.
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(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
(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) Eleven 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:
(C) Cheerleading or gymnastics.
(D) Cross country running or other track and field
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(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.
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 30 days
after the effective date of this Act, and at least quarterly
thereafter, at the times and places in this State that the
(c) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall provide administrative and other support to the
(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
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board, if funds are available.
The Commission shall submit a
report of its findings, research, and recommendations to the
Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31,
2022 and thereafter on an annual basis.
This Act takes effect upon