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Full Text of HB3870  102nd General Assembly

HB3870 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3870

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Joyce Mason

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    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. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Illinois Amateur Sports Commission Act.
 
6    Section 5. Illinois Amateur Sports Commission; purpose;
7duties.
8    (a) The Illinois Amateur Sports Commission is created.
9    (b) The purpose of the Commission is to research, study,
10and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General
11Assembly about the promotion, development, expansion, and
12fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and
13amateur sporting events throughout the State.
14    (c) Recommendations made by the Commission shall focus
15generally on the promotion and encouragement of physical
16fitness through the participation in amateur sports and
17amateur sports programs and on the development of local and
18statewide business opportunities and economic development
19relating to amateur sports, amateur sports programs,
20competitions, and events. The recommendations reported by the
21Commission to the Governor and General Assembly shall include,
22but are not limited to, the following objectives:
23        (1) To provide workshops, training, and conferences to

 

 

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1    schools and communities throughout the State to increase
2    youth participation in amateur sports and amateur sports
3    programs.
4        (2) To connect public, private, local, and State
5    entities to generate funding for amateur sports programs
6    and to facilitate the communication of information
7    statewide about amateur sports programs and events.
8        (3) To support the development of and investment in an
9    Olympic Training Center in the State.
10        (4) To promote the participation of community amateur
11    sports programs in national and international amateur
12    athletic competitions and events.
13        (5) To encourage the inclusion and participation of
14    persons with disabilities in amateur sports and amateur
15    sports programs.
 
16    Section 10. Membership.
17    (a) The Commission shall include the following members:
18        (1) Four members appointed by the Governor who have
19    recognized experience in promoting, organizing, or
20    administering amateur sports programs or other athletic
21    organizations.
22        (2) Two members appointed by the Governor who are
23    Olympians and who participated in youth sports.
24        (3) One member of the Senate appointed by the
25    President of the Senate.

 

 

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1        (4) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
2    Leader of the Senate.
3        (5) One member of the House of Representatives
4    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
5        (6) One member of the House of Representatives
6    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
7    Representatives.
8        (7) One member appointed by the Governor who
9    represents an Illinois high school athletic association.
10        (8) One member appointed by the Governor who
11    represents an Illinois collegiate athletic association.
12        (9) Eleven members appointed by the Governor who shall
13    individually represent one category of the following
14    amateur youth sports, but shall as a group represent all
15    of the following categories of amateur youth sports:
16            (A) Baseball.
17            (B) Basketball.
18            (C) Cheerleading or gymnastics.
19            (D) Cross country running or other track and field
20        sports.
21            (E) Football.
22            (F) Golf.
23            (G) Hockey.
24            (H) Soccer.
25            (I) Softball.
26            (J) Swimming.

 

 

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1            (K) Volleyball.
2    (b) More than 4 members of the General Assembly may be
3appointed to serve on the Commission as long as the number of
4members appointed at any time, except during a vacancy,
5represent equally each of the majority and minority caucuses
6of each house.
7    (c) The Governor shall select the chairperson of the
8Council from among the members.
 
9    Section 15. Terms; meetings; support; expenses.
10    (a) Each member of the Commission shall be appointed for a
112-year term, or until his or her successor is appointed. The
12Governor may stagger the members' terms to ensure continuity
13in the performance of the Commission's responsibilities.
14    (b) The Commission shall meet initially within 30 days
15after the effective date of this Act, and at least quarterly
16thereafter, at the times and places in this State that the
17Commission designates.
18    (c) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
19shall provide administrative and other support to the
20Commission.
21    (d) Members of the Commission shall receive no
22compensation for their participation, but may be reimbursed by
23the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for
24expenses in connection with their participation, including
25travel, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control

 

 

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1board, if funds are available.
 
2    Section 20. Reporting. The Commission shall submit a
3report of its findings, research, and recommendations to the
4Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31,
52022 and thereafter on an annual basis.
 
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.