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Title:Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board
Website:Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board
Contact Name:Thomas Coe
Contact Title:Chief Ride Inspector
Contact Phone:217-782-9347
Function:The Director, with the consent of the Board, promulgates rules and regulations for the safe installation, repair, maintenance, use, operation, training standards for operators, and inspection of all amusement rides and amusement attractions. The Board shall advise the Department on carnival, amusement enterprise, and amusement safety matters.
Term:4 years. 
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:NA
Compensation:$36.00 per diem plus expenses
Composition:9 members - 8 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 2 operator of amusement rides - 1 registered professional engineer - 1 representative of the insurance industry - 4 general public Director, Department of Labor (ex-officio)
Chair:Elected by board
Authority:430 ILCS 85/2-3

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bennett, David1/17/202510/15/2019GovernorMemberPublic RepresentativeLake
Jennings, William N. 1/17/202310/15/2019GovernorMemberPublic RepresentativeRichland
Kleinik, MichaelStatuteEx-OfficioDirector, IL Department of LaborNone
Redshaw, Joseph1/17/20236/29/2015GovernorMemberInsurance RepresentativeSchuyler
Schwabe, Dan1/17/20251/17/2013GovernorMemberOperator RepresentativeLake
Sparks, Weston1/17/20252/13/2017GovernorMemberOperator RepresentativeMcHenry
Sutton, Michael1/17/20244/16/2021GovernorMemberProfessional EngineerCook
VACANTGovernorMemberPublic RepresentativeNone
Yard, Jessica A. 1/17/202210/15/2019GovernorMemberPublic RepresentativeSangamon