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235 ILCS 5/6-35
(235 ILCS 5/6-35)
(a) For purposes of this Section, "alcopop" means a flavored alcoholic beverage or flavored malt beverage that includes (i) a malt beverage containing a malt base or beer and added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, colorings, or preservatives where such blending material constitutes .5% or more of the alcohol by volume contained in the finished beverage; (ii) a beverage containing wine and more than 15% added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, or adjuncts, water (plain, carbonated, or sparkling), colorings, or preservatives; (iii) a beverage containing distilled alcohol and added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, colorings, or preservatives; or (iv) an alcohol malt beverage containing caffeine, guarana, taurine, or ginseng, where the beverage constitutes 0.5% or more of alcohol by volume.
(b) No entity may advertise, promote, or market any alcopop beverages toward children. Advertise, promote, or market includes, but is not limited to the following:
(1) the use of cartoons and youth-orientated photos
in advertising, promotion, packaging, or labeling of alcohol products;
(2) sponsorships of athletic events where the
intended audience is primarily children;
(3) billboards advertising alcopops, as defined in
items (i), (ii), and (iii) of subsection (a) of this Section, placed within 500 feet of schools, public parks, amusement parks, and places of worship; and
(4) the display of any alcopop beverage in any
videogame, theater production, or other live performances where the intended audience is primarily children.
(c) No entity shall sell for consumption an alcohol malt beverage containing caffeine, guarana, taurine, or ginseng, where the beverage constitutes 0.5% or more of alcohol by volume, unless individual containers of the beverage have imprinted on each individual container the following:
(1) the words "contains alcohol"; and
(2) the alcohol content of the beverage.
(d) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
(e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to be inconsistent with any other provision of this Section or any other State or federal laws, rules, or regulations regarding the labeling of alcoholic beverages.
(Source: P.A. 95-618, eff. 6-1-08; 95-860, eff. 1-1-09.)