|Public Act 096-0387
||LRB096 05458 ASK 15524 b
AN ACT concerning liquor.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
changing Section 6-24a as follows:
(235 ILCS 5/6-24a)
(from Ch. 43, par. 139a)
Display of birth defects warning signs.
(a) The General
Assembly finds that there is a need for
public information about the risk of
(specifically Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) when women consume
alcoholic liquor during pregnancy.
The United States Surgeon
General has recommended abstinence from alcohol
pregnancy. Since Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and fetal alcohol
are preventable, the General Assembly finds that it is
in the public
interest to provide warning about the risk of
alcohol-related birth defects
at places where alcoholic
liquors are sold.
(b) Every holder of a retail license, whether the licensee
for sale alcoholic liquors for use or
consumption on or off the retail
license premises, shall cause
a sign with the message "GOVERNMENT WARNING:
ACCORDING TO THE
SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC
DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS
. IF YOU