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Public Act 094-1112




Public Act 094-1112
SB0948 Enrolled LRB094 04607 AMC 34636 b

    AN ACT concerning liquor.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
changing Section 6-28 as follows:
    (235 ILCS 5/6-28)  (from Ch. 43, par. 144d)
    Sec. 6-28. Happy hours prohibited. (a) All retail licensees
shall maintain a schedule of the prices charged for all drinks
of alcoholic liquor to be served and consumed on the licensed
premises or in any room or part thereof. Whenever a hotel or
multi-use establishment which holds a valid retailer's license
operates on its premises more than one establishment at which
drinks of alcoholic liquor are sold at retail, the hotel or
multi-use establishment shall maintain at each such
establishment a separate schedule of the prices charged for
such drinks at that establishment.
    (b) No retail licensee or employee or agent of such
licensee shall:
        (1) serve 2 or more drinks of alcoholic liquor at one
    time to one person for consumption by that one person,
    except conducting product sampling pursuant to Section
    6-31 or selling or delivering wine by the bottle or carafe;
        (2) sell, offer to sell or serve to any person an
    unlimited number of drinks of alcoholic liquor during any
    set period of time for a fixed price, except at private
    functions not open to the general public;
        (3) sell, offer to sell or serve any drink of alcoholic
    liquor to any person on any one date at a reduced price
    other than that charged other purchasers of drinks on that
    day where such reduced price is a promotion to encourage
    consumption of alcoholic liquor, except as authorized in
    paragraph (7) of subsection (c);
        (4) increase the volume of alcoholic liquor contained
    in a drink, or the size of a drink of alcoholic liquor,
    without increasing proportionately the price regularly
    charged for the drink on that day;
        (5) encourage or permit, on the licensed premises, any
    game or contest which involves drinking alcoholic liquor or
    the awarding of drinks of alcoholic liquor as prizes for
    such game or contest on the licensed premises; or
        (6) advertise or promote in any way, whether on or off
    the licensed premises, any of the practices prohibited
    under paragraphs (1) through (5).
    (c) Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed to
prohibit a licensee from:
        (1) offering free food or entertainment at any time;
        (2) including drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    meal package;
        (3) including drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    hotel package;
        (4) negotiating drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    contract between a hotel or multi-use establishment and
    another group for the holding of any function, meeting,
    convention or trade show;
        (5) providing room service to persons renting rooms at
    a hotel;
        (6) selling pitchers (or the equivalent, including but
    not limited to buckets), carafes, or bottles of alcoholic
    liquor which are customarily sold in such manner, or
    selling bottles of spirits, and delivered to 2 or more
    persons at one time; or
        (7) increasing prices of drinks of alcoholic liquor in
    lieu of, in whole or in part, a cover charge to offset the
    cost of special entertainment not regularly scheduled.
    (d) A violation of this Act shall be grounds for suspension
or revocation of the retailer's license as provided by this
(Source: P.A. 90-432, eff. 1-1-98.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 2/27/2007