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Record #: O2014-5076   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 4 by adding new Chapter 4-58 regarding restrictions on practice of allowing patrons to bring alcoholic liquor purchased elsewhere onto premises of any establishment
Sponsors: Graham, Deborah L., Mell, Deborah, Lane, Lona, Thompson, JoAnn, Hairston, Leslie A., Waguespack, Scott, O'Shea, Matthew J., Reboyras, Ariel, Austin, Carrie M., Colón, Rey, Mitts, Emma, Ervin, Jason C., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Willie B. Cochran, Harris, Michelle A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 58 Restrictions on BYOB
Attachments: 1. O2014-5076.pdf



SECTION 1. Title IV of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Chapter 4-58, as follows:

4-58-010 Definitions.
"Alcoholic liquor" has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 4-60-010 of this Code.

"BYOB" means the practice of allowing the patrons of a business to bring on to the premises of such business, for their own personal consumption, alcoholic liquor that was purchased or otherwise obtained elsewhere by such patrons.

"Restaurant" means any food dispensing establishment, as defined in Section 4-8-010, holding a valid retail food establishment license under Chapter 4-8 of this Code.

4-58-020 Ordinance prohibiting BYOB - Requirements - Procedure.
The City Council may, from time to time, prohibit BYOB in a specified area of the city, subject only to the conditions, restrictions and procedures described in this section.
An ordinance prohibiting BYOB in a specified area of the city must:

contain a description of the conditions requiring the prohibition on BYOB; and
identify such area by boundaries; and
cover an area of no less than two contiguous city blocks. For any such area established by ordinance, both sides of each street forming the boundary of the area shall be considered as within the area unless otherwise specifically stated in the ordinance establishing the area; provided, however, that (i) if an area is described by boundaries, the boundaries shall be drawn down the center of boundary streets unless otherwise specified in the ordinance establishing the area; and (ii) if a street that is a boundary of the area is also a boundary of wards of the city, the middle of that street will be the boundary of that area.
(c) No ordinance adopted under this chapter shall prohibit BYOB in any restaurant.
After passage of an ordinance to prohibit BYOB within a specified area ofthe city, no ordinance may alter the ...

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