(20 ILCS 210/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 1708)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-845)
    Sec. 8. There is created a Board of State Fair Advisors consisting of the Director, 4 ex-officio members as hereafter named, and up to 20 persons appointed by the Governor. The Chairman and minority spokesman of the House Agriculture Committee and the Chairman and minority spokesman of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Energy Committee of the Illinois General Assembly shall serve as ex-officio members. No more than 3 of the Board members shall be appointed from any one county. Members of the State Fair Advisory Board shall serve for 2 year terms commencing on the third Monday of January of each odd-numbered year. The Governor shall in making appointments to the Board provide for a representation of the interests of the State Fair and the State of Illinois. Members of the Board shall receive no compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. An appointed member's office becomes vacant upon his absence from 2 consecutive regularly scheduled meetings. The Director or his authorized representative from the Department shall act as chairman of the Board. The duties of the Board are to advise the Director and the Department on matters concerning the operation of each State Fair and State Fairgrounds as they pertain to varied interests in the State Fairs and the people of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 93-1055, eff. 11-23-04.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-845)
    Sec. 8. There is created a Board of State Fair Advisors consisting of the Director, 4 ex-officio members as hereafter named, and up to 15 persons appointed by the Governor. The Chairman and minority spokesman of the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee and the Chairman and minority spokesman of the Senate Agriculture Committee of the General Assembly shall serve as ex-officio members. No more than 3 of the Board members shall be appointed from any one county. The terms of members of the State Fair Advisory Board appointed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall expire on January 21, 2019. Initial appointments made on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be for terms of one, 2, and 3 years staggered to provide for the selection of 5 members each year. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of 3 years. All terms shall commence on the 3rd Monday in January. The Governor shall in making appointments to the Board provide for a representation of the operational interests of the State Fair and this State. Members of the Board shall receive no compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. An appointed member's office becomes vacant upon his or her absence from 2 consecutive regularly scheduled meetings. The Director or his or her authorized representative from the Department shall act as chairman of the Board. The duties of the Board are to advise the Director and the Department on matters concerning the operation of each State Fair and State Fairgrounds as they pertain to varied interests in the State Fairs and the people of this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-845, eff. 1-1-19.)