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Full Text of SB0636  98th General Assembly


Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

Filed: 5/12/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 636 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
5changing Section 6-28 as follows:
6    (235 ILCS 5/6-28)  (from Ch. 43, par. 144d)
7    Sec. 6-28. Happy hours prohibited.
8    (a) All retail licensees shall maintain a schedule of the
9prices charged for all drinks of alcoholic liquor to be served
10and consumed on the licensed premises or in any room or part
11thereof. Whenever a hotel or multi-use establishment which
12holds a valid retailer's license operates on its premises more
13than one establishment at which drinks of alcoholic liquor are
14sold at retail, the hotel or multi-use establishment shall
15maintain at each such establishment a separate schedule of the
16prices charged for such drinks at that establishment.



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1    (b) No retail licensee or employee or agent of such
2licensee shall:
3        (1) serve 2 or more drinks of alcoholic liquor at one
4    time to one person for consumption by that one person,
5    except conducting product sampling pursuant to Section
6    6-31 or selling or delivering wine by the bottle or carafe;
7        (2) sell, offer to sell or serve to any person an
8    unlimited number of drinks of alcoholic liquor during any
9    set period of time for a fixed price, except at private
10    functions not open to the general public;
11        (3) sell, offer to sell or serve any drink of alcoholic
12    liquor to any person on any one date at a reduced price
13    other than that charged other purchasers of drinks on that
14    day where such reduced price is a promotion to encourage
15    consumption of alcoholic liquor, except as authorized in
16    paragraph (7) of subsection (c);
17        (4) increase the volume of alcoholic liquor contained
18    in a drink, or the size of a drink of alcoholic liquor,
19    without increasing proportionately the price regularly
20    charged for the drink on that day;
21        (5) encourage or permit, on the licensed premises, any
22    game or contest which involves drinking alcoholic liquor or
23    the awarding of drinks of alcoholic liquor as prizes for
24    such game or contest on the licensed premises; or
25        (6) advertise or promote in any way, whether on or off
26    the licensed premises, any of the practices prohibited



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1    under paragraphs (1) through (5).
2    (c) Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed to
3prohibit a licensee from:
4        (1) offering free food or entertainment at any time;
5        (2) including drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
6    meal package or entertainment package if: (A) the licensee
7    is separately licensed for the on premise sale and
8    consumption of alcoholic beverages; (B) the package
9    includes substantial prepared food service or
10    entertainment offerings; (C) the licensee restricts the
11    hours of service for the meal and beverage package to a
12    time period of not less than 2 hours and not more than 5
13    hours; and (D) the licensee's employees or agents serve
14    alcoholic beverages provided as a part of the meal or
15    entertainment package only in single servings to
16    individual patrons in the manner the alcoholic beverages
17    are customarily sold for on premise consumption while
18    offering such meal or entertainment packages;
19        (3) including drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
20    hotel package;
21        (4) negotiating drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
22    contract between a hotel or multi-use establishment and
23    another group for the holding of any function, meeting,
24    convention or trade show;
25        (5) providing room service to persons renting rooms at
26    a hotel;



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1        (6) selling pitchers (or the equivalent, including but
2    not limited to buckets), carafes, or bottles of alcoholic
3    liquor which are customarily sold in such manner, or
4    selling bottles of spirits, and delivered to 2 or more
5    persons at one time;
6        (7) increasing prices of drinks of alcoholic liquor in
7    lieu of, in whole or in part, a cover charge to offset the
8    cost of special entertainment not regularly scheduled; or
9        (8) including drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of an
10    entertainment package where the licensee is separately
11    licensed by a municipal ordinance that (A) restricts dates
12    of operation to dates during which there is an event at an
13    adjacent stadium, (B) restricts hours of serving alcoholic
14    liquor to 2 hours before the event and one hour after the
15    event, (C) restricts alcoholic liquor sales to beer and
16    wine, (D) requires tickets for admission to the
17    establishment, and (E) prohibits sale of admission tickets
18    on the day of an event and permits the sale of admission
19    tickets for single events only.
20    (d) A violation of this Act shall be grounds for suspension
21or revocation of the retailer's license as provided by this
23(Source: P.A. 98-571, eff. 8-27-13.)".
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.".