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Title:Commission on Amateur Sports, Illinois
Contact Name:Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Function:The purpose of the Commission is to research, study, and to make recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity about the promotion, development, expansion, hosting, and fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and amateur sporting events and tournaments throughout the State.
Term: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.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition: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 organizations. (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. (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 Representatives. (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) One member appointed by the Governor who is a representative of the Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus or represents any other similar State-certified entity. (10) Fifteen 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: (A) Baseball. (B) Basketball. (C) Gymnastics. (D) Cross country running or other track and field sports. (E) Football. (F) Golf. (G) Hockey. (H) Soccer. (I) Softball. (J) Swimming. (K) Volleyball. (L) Cheerleading. (M) Wrestling. (N) Tennis. (O) The Special Olympics. (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.
Chair:Selected by the Governor
Authority:Public Act 102-511

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Mason, Rep. Joyce8/24/2021Speaker of the HouseMember
Murphy, Rep. Mike9/14/2021Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member
VACANTGovernorExperience in promoting, organizing, or administering amateur sports programs or other athletic organizations
VACANTGovernorExperience in promoting, organizing, or administering amateur sports programs or other athletic organizations
VACANTGovernorExperience in promoting, organizing, or administering amateur sports programs or other athletic organizations
VACANTGovernorExperience in promoting, organizing, or administering amateur sports programs or other athletic organizations
VACANTGovernorOlympian who participated in youth sports
VACANTGovernorOlympian who participated in youth sports
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTGovernor Rep. Illinois high school athletic association
VACANTGovernorRep. Illinois collegiate athletic association
VACANTGovernorRep. of Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus or represents any other similar State-certified entity.
VACANTGovernorBaseball Rep.
VACANTGovernorBasketball Rep.
VACANTGovernorGymnastics Rep.
VACANTGovernorCross country running or other track and field sports rep.
VACANTGovernorFootball Rep.
VACANTGovernorGolf Rep.
VACANTGovernorHockey Rep.
VACANTGovernorSoccer Rep.
VACANTGovernorSoftball Rep.
VACANTGovernorSwimming Rep.
VACANTGovernorVolleyball Rep.
VACANTGovernorCheerleading Rep.
VACANTGovernorWrestling Rep.
VACANTGovernorTennis Rep.
VACANTGovernorSpecial Olympics Rep.