100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Luis Arroyo
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Sets forth the
General Assembly's findings concerning the sale of energy drinks to minors.
Defines "energy drink" as a beverage that contains the following
ingredients or any combination of the following ingredients: (1) taurine,
naturally occurring or synthesized; (2) guarana, including any extract or
product of the plant or the seed of the plant; (3) glucuronolactone; and
(4) any extract, herb, or tuber of any species of ginseng. Provides that it
is unlawful in this State for any person to sell, offer for sale, or
deliver an energy drink to a person under 18 years of age. Provides that
the Director of Public Health is authorized to file a complaint and apply
to the circuit court for, and such court may upon hearing and for cause
shown grant, a temporary restraining order or preliminary or permanent
injunction restraining any person from violating the provision concerning
the Sale of energy drinks to minors.
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AN ACT concerning public health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is
amended by adding Section 3.24 as follows:
(410 ILCS 620/3.24 new)
Sale of energy drinks to minors.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) The effects of energy drinks, when taken in
excessive doses, include increased heart rates, anxiety,
jitteriness, headache, and fatigue.
(2) Children younger than 18 years of age may have a
lower tolerance for increased heart rates, anxiety,
jitteriness, headache, and fatigue caused by energy drinks
than those over the age of 18.
(3) Children younger than 18 years of age are more
susceptible to the harmful effects of stimulants because
their bodies are less developed than adults.
(b) For the purpose of this Section, "energy drink" means a
beverage that contains the following ingredients:
(1) taurine, naturally occurring or synthesized;
(2) guarana, including any extract or product of the
plant or the seed of the plant;