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 1                    AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1493

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend Senate Bill 1493 by  replacing
 3    everything after the enacting clause with the following:

 4        "Section 5.  The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
 5    adding Section 6-32 as follows:

 6        (235 ILCS 5/6-32 new)
 7        Sec. 6-32. Safety provisions.
 8        (a)  A  retailers on premise consumption licensee may not
 9    permit the use of any pyrotechnic device within its  licensed
10    premises  without  the  prior  authorization  of the Illinois
11    State Fire  Marshal.   A  retailers  on  premise  consumption
12    licensee,  or any agent or employee of that licensee, may not
13    use mace, pepper  spray,  or  any  other  toxic  air-released
14    compound  within  its  licensed  premises.  Violation of this
15    subsection (a) by any licensee or any employee or agent of  a
16    licensee is a Class 4 felony.
17        (b)  No person may impede any person who is attempting to
18    exit  the  premises  of  a  retailers  on premise consumption
19    licensee due to an emergency that constitutes a threat to the
20    health or safety of persons  within  the  licensed  premises.
21    For  the  purpose  of this Section, the term "impede a person
22    who is attempting to exit"  includes  physically  restraining
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 1    the  person or blocking or locking an exit while the licensed
 2    premises is open to the public.  Violation of this subsection
 3    (b) is a Class 4 felony.
 4        (c)  A retailers on premise consumption licensee with  an
 5    authorized  capacity  of  at  least  250 persons must place a
 6    panic bar on each exit of its licensed premises.  A retailers
 7    on premise consumption licensee with an  authorized  capacity
 8    of  at  least  500  persons  that conducts live entertainment
 9    within its licensed premises must, before the commencement of
10    the live entertainment, make an announcement to  the  patrons
11    of  the  licensed  premises that informs those patrons of the
12    locations of all exits  and  fire  escapes  at  the  licensed
13    premises.
14        (d)  Upon   the   request   of  a  retailers  on  premise
15    consumption licensee, local fire department  personnel  shall
16    review fire safety practices with the licensee and the agents
17    and employees of the licensee.

18        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
19    becoming law.".