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Record #: SO2017-231   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/25/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-143 regarding regulations governing employment of persons under 21 years of age at establishments which sell or serve alcoholic liquor
Sponsors: Tunney, Thomas, Sawyer, Roderick T., Moreno, Proco Joe, Hopkins, Brian , Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony, Thompson, Patrick D., Cardenas, George A., Lopez, Raymond A., O'Shea, Matthew J., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Scott, Jr. Michael, Reboyras, Ariel, Reilly, Brendan, Arena, John, Smith, Michele, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Maldonado, Roberto, Waguespack, Scott, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Mell, Deborah, Osterman, Harry, Foulkes, Toni, Laurino, Margaret, O'Connor, Patrick, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Napolitano, Anthony V., Moore, Joseph, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 60 Liquor Dealers
Attachments: 1. SO2017-231.pdf, 2. O2017-231.pdf

WHEREAS, over the past several years, the decline in youth employment rates across all races has raised many concerns:" and
WHEREAS, in 2016 the City of Chicago ("City") had a rate of only 58.2% of young
adults employed, with the highest concentration of youth-unemployment being-in-minority
neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, the City has the greatest racial disparity in young adult employment rates of any major city; and
WHEREAS, the City seeks to increase the employment of individuals aged 18 to 20 years; and
WHEREAS, the City currently restricts the employment of young adults aged 18-20 on liquor-licensed premises to certain limited positions, and
WHEREAS, the Illinois Liquor Control Act allows municipalities to permit young adults aged 18 to 20 to work as servers in full service restaurants and in accessory-use packaged licensed stores and many municipalities currently do so with positive results; and
WHEREAS, amending Section 4-60-143 to allow young adults aged 18-20 to work in more capacities in certain liquor-licensed premises would allow more young adults to obtain gainful employment, decreasing the current young adult unemployment rate and racial disparity in young adult employment; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. Section 4-60-143 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-60-143 Additional restrictions on hiring of persons under 21 years of age.
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 4-60-140, the holder of a valid consumption on premises - incidental activity license may engage, employ or permit a person under 21 years of age to work on the licensed premises7 in compliance with the following: if the person under 21 years of age has no duties relating to the sale, dispensing, service or delivery of alcoholic liquor on the premises, and complies with the condi...

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