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235 ILCS 5/6-28.8
(235 ILCS 5/6-28.8)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on August 1, 2028)
Delivery and carry out of mixed drinks permitted.
(a) In this Section:
"Cocktail" or "mixed drink" means any beverage obtained by combining ingredients alcoholic in nature, whether brewed, fermented, or distilled, with ingredients non-alcoholic in nature, such as fruit juice, lemonade, cream, or a carbonated beverage.
"Original container" means, for the purposes of this Section only, a container that is (i) filled, sealed, and secured by a retail licensee's employee at the retail licensee's location with a tamper-evident lid or cap or (ii)
filled and labeled by the manufacturer and secured by the
manufacturer's original unbroken seal.
"Sealed container" means a rigid container that contains a mixed drink or a single serving of wine, is new, has never been used, has a secured lid or cap designed to prevent consumption without removal of the lid or cap, and is tamper-evident. "Sealed container" includes a manufacturer's
original container as defined in this subsection. "Sealed container" does not include a container with a lid with sipping holes or openings for straws or a container made of plastic, paper, or polystyrene foam.
"Tamper-evident" means a lid or cap that has been sealed with tamper-evident covers, including, but not limited to, wax dip or heat shrink wrap.
(b) A cocktail, mixed drink, or single serving of wine placed in a sealed container by a retail licensee at the retail licensee's location or a manufacturer's original container may be transferred and sold for off-premises consumption if the following requirements are met:
(1) the cocktail, mixed drink, or single serving of
wine is transferred within the licensed premises, by a curbside pickup, or by delivery by an employee of the retail licensee who:
(A) has been trained in accordance with Section
6-27.1 at the time of the sale;
(B) is at least 21 years of age; and
(C) upon delivery, verifies the age of the person
to whom the cocktail, mixed drink, or single serving of wine is being delivered;
(2) if the employee delivering the cocktail, mixed
drink, or single serving of wine is not able to safely verify a person's age or level of intoxication upon delivery, the employee shall cancel the sale of alcohol and return the product to the retail license holder;
(3) the sealed container is placed in the trunk of
the vehicle or if there is no trunk, in the vehicle's rear compartment that is not readily accessible to the passenger area;
(4) except for a manufacturer's original container, a
container filled and sealed at a retail licensee's location shall be affixed with a label or tag that contains the following information:
(A) the cocktail or mixed drink ingredients,
type, and name of the alcohol;
(B) the name, license number, and address of the
retail licensee that filled the original container and sold the product;
(C) the volume of the cocktail, mixed drink, or
single serving of wine in the sealed container; and
(D) the sealed container was filled less than 7
days before the date of sale; and
(5) a manufacturer's original container shall be
affixed with a label or tag that contains the name, license number, and address of the retail licensee that sold the product.
(c) Third-party delivery services are not permitted to deliver cocktails and mixed drinks under this Section.
(d) If there is an executive order of the Governor in effect during a disaster, the employee delivering the mixed drink, cocktail, or single serving of wine must comply with any requirements of that executive order, including, but not limited to, wearing gloves and a mask and maintaining distancing requirements when interacting with the public.
(e) Delivery or carry out of a cocktail, mixed drink, or single serving of wine is prohibited if:
(1) a third party delivers the cocktail or mixed
(2) a container of a mixed drink, cocktail, or single
serving of wine is not tamper-evident and sealed;
(3) a container of a mixed drink, cocktail, or single
serving of wine is transported in the passenger area of a vehicle;
(4) a mixed drink, cocktail, or single serving of
wine is delivered by a person or to a person who is under the age of 21; or
(5) the person delivering a mixed drink, cocktail, or
single serving of wine fails to verify the age of the person to whom the mixed drink or cocktail is being delivered.
(f) Violations of this Section shall be subject to any applicable penalties, including, but not limited to, the penalties specified under Section 11-502 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(f-5) This Section is not intended to prohibit or preempt the ability of a brew pub, tap room, or distilling pub to continue to temporarily deliver alcoholic liquor pursuant to guidance issued by the State Commission on March 19, 2020 entitled "Illinois Liquor Control Commission, COVID-19 Related Actions, Guidance on Temporary Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor". This Section shall only grant authorization to holders of State of Illinois retail liquor licenses but not to licensees that simultaneously hold any licensure or privilege to manufacture alcoholic liquors within or outside of the State of Illinois.
(g) This Section is not a denial or limitation of home rule powers and functions under Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(h) This Section is repealed on August 1, 2028.
(Source: P.A. 102-8, eff. 6-2-21; 103-4, eff. 5-31-23.)