Rep. Katie Stuart

Filed: 5/14/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 308 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act
5is amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 25/1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 1821)
7    Sec. 1. Membership; governance.
8    (a) No membership or other dues or fees shall be paid by
9the governing body of any public elementary or public
10secondary school in this State to any association or other
11entity which has as one of its purposes promoting, sponsoring,
12regulating or in any manner providing for interscholastic
13athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools
14and students within this State if such association or other
15entity adopts or maintains in effect any bylaw, rule,
16regulation or policy which designates or requires a member to



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1designate its school principal or any other school
2administrator as the representative of the member who alone is
3entitled to cast the vote of the member on any matter coming
4before such association or entity which is to be determined by
5a vote of its general membership; provided, that the
6provisions of this Section shall not apply if the bylaws,
7rules, regulations or policies of such association or entity,
8as adopted and applied: (i) authorize the governing board of
9each secondary school which is a member of the association or
10entity to appoint, as the allotted representative of such
11secondary school entitled to cast its vote on any matter
12coming before the association or entity which is to be
13determined by a vote of its general membership, any coach,
14athletic director, teacher, principal or other school
15administrator employed at the secondary school which the
16governing body chooses to appoint as such representative, and
17(ii) provide that if no representative of a member is so
18appointed by its governing body, that the school principal of
19the member shall be its representative authorized to cast its
20vote unless and until the governing body shall otherwise
22    (b) An association or other entity that has as one of its
23purposes promoting, sponsoring, regulating or in any manner
24providing for interscholastic athletics, or any form of
25athletic competition among schools and students within this
26State shall establish an executive board of the association or



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1other entity that shall be filled by public school
2superintendents who are currently employed by a public school
3district with a high school. The members of the executive
4board shall be elected on a regionally representative basis
5using maps developed by the Illinois Association of School
6Administrators, Illinois Association of School Boards, and the
7Illinois Principals Association. Members of the executive
8board shall be initially elected as follows:
9        (1) one-third of seats shall be elected to a one-year
10    term;
11        (2) one-third of seats shall be elected to a 2-year
12    term; and
13        (3) one-third of seats shall be elected to a 3-year
14    term.
15    After the initial elections, each member shall be elected
16to a 3-year terms. The first election shall occur before
17December 1, 2024. The terms of the executive board shall begin
18on January 1, 2025.
19(Source: P.A. 85-656.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.".