State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/4/2020, by Sen. Emil Jones, III


New Act

    Creates the Plastic Straw Ban Act. Provides that no bar, restaurant, or any business that sells food to the public may provide to a customer a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the customer. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall enforce the Act. Provides penalties for violations. Defines terms.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Plastic Straw Ban Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Bar" means an establishment that is devoted to the serving
8of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the
9premises and that derives no more than 10% of its gross revenue
10from the sale of food consumed on the premises. "Bar" includes,
11but is not limited to, taverns, nightclubs, cocktail lounges,
12adult entertainment facilities, and cabarets.
13    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
14    "Restaurant" means an establishment, including, but not
15limited to, coffee shops, cafeterias, sandwich stands, and
16private and public school cafeterias, that gives or offers for
17sale food or beverages to the public or guests.
18    "Single-use plastic straw" means a single-use, disposable
19tube made predominantly of plastic derived from either
20petroleum or a biologically based polymer, such as corn or
21other plant sources, used to transfer a beverage from a
22container to the mouth of the person drinking the beverage.
23"Single-use plastic straw" does not include a straw made from



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1non-plastic materials, including, but not limited to, paper,
2pasta, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo.
3    Section 10. Plastic straw ban. No bar, restaurant, or any
4business that sells food to the public may provide to a
5customer a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the
7    Section 15. Enforcement. The Department shall enforce this
8Act. The first violation of this Act shall result in a notice
9of violation, and any subsequent violation shall be punishable
10by a fine of $25 for each day the bar, restaurant, or business
11is in violation. All fines collected under this Act shall be
12paid to the Department.