Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that there is created in the Department a tourism authority to be known as the Illinois Tourism Authority. The Authority shall consist of 14 members appointed by the Governor representing the tourism industry and chosen to represent different regions of the State. Serving as ex-officio members of the Authority are the Director of the Department, the Director of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, and the Lieutenant Governor. The members shall serve without compensation. Effective immediately.