101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/4/2020, by Sen. Emil Jones, III
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Plastic Straw Ban Act.
In this Act:
"Bar" means an establishment that is devoted to the serving
of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the
premises and that derives no more than 10% of its gross revenue
from the sale of food consumed on the premises. "Bar" includes,
but is not limited to, taverns, nightclubs, cocktail lounges,
adult entertainment facilities, and cabarets.
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Restaurant" means an establishment, including, but not
limited to, coffee shops, cafeterias, sandwich stands, and
private and public school cafeterias, that gives or offers for
sale food or beverages to the public or guests.
"Single-use plastic straw" means a single-use, disposable
tube made predominantly of plastic derived from either
petroleum or a biologically based polymer, such as corn or
other plant sources, used to transfer a beverage from a
container to the mouth of the person drinking the beverage.
"Single-use plastic straw" does not include a straw made from