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Full Text of SB0758  97th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning liquor.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
5changing Section 6-20 as follows:
6    (235 ILCS 5/6-20)  (from Ch. 43, par. 134a)
7    Sec. 6-20. Transfer, possession, and consumption of
8alcoholic liquor; restrictions.
9    (a) Any person to whom the sale, gift or delivery of any
10alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of age shall not
11purchase, or accept a gift of such alcoholic liquor or have
12such alcoholic liquor in his possession.
13    (b) If a licensee or his or her agents or employees
14believes or has reason to believe that a sale or delivery of
15any alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of the non-age of
16the prospective recipient, he or she shall, before making such
17sale or delivery demand presentation of some form of positive
18identification, containing proof of age, issued by a public
19officer in the performance of his or her official duties.
20    (c) No person shall transfer, alter, or deface such an
21identification card; use the identification card of another;
22carry or use a false or forged identification card; or obtain
23an identification card by means of false information.



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1    (d) No person shall purchase, accept delivery or have
2possession of alcoholic liquor in violation of this Section.
3    (e) The consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under
421 years of age is forbidden.
5    (f) Whoever violates any provisions of this Section shall
6be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
7    (g) The possession and dispensing, or consumption by a
8person under 21 years of age of alcoholic liquor in the
9performance of a religious service or ceremony, or the
10consumption by a person under 21 years of age under the direct
11supervision and approval of the parents or parent or those
12persons standing in loco parentis of such person under 21 years
13of age in the privacy of a home, is not prohibited by this Act.
14    (h) The provisions of this Act prohibiting the possession
15of alcoholic liquor by a person under 21 years of age and
16dispensing of alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of
17age do not apply in the case of a student under 21 years of age,
18but 18 years of age or older, who:
19        (1) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor only
20    during times of a regularly scheduled course while under
21    the direct supervision of an instructor who is at least 21
22    years of age and employed by an educational institution
23    described in subdivision (2);
24        (2) is enrolled as a student in a college, university,
25    or post-secondary educational institution that is
26    accredited or certified by an agency recognized by the



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1    United States Department of Education or a nationally
2    recognized accrediting agency or association, or that has a
3    permit of approval issued by the Board of Higher Education
4    pursuant to the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
5    of 2012;
6        (3) is participating in a culinary arts, food service,
7    or restaurant management degree program of which a portion
8    of the program includes instruction on responsible
9    alcoholic beverage serving methods modeled after the
10    Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server Education and Training
11    (BASSET) curriculum; and
12        (4) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor for
13    instructional purposes up to, but not exceeding, 6 times
14    per class as a part of a required course in which the
15    student temporarily possesses alcoholic liquor for
16    tasting, not imbibing, purposes only in a class setting on
17    the campus and, thereafter, the alcoholic liquor is
18    possessed and remains under the control of the instructor.
19(Source: P.A. 95-166, eff. 1-1-08; 95-355, eff. 1-1-08.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.