|The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry.Spring Session Illinois General Assembly 2022: On April 8th, the Illinois General Assembly adjourned early to return to their District’s to campaign for the Primary Election on June 28, 2022. The General Assembly passed a total of 419 Bills. The ILBA opposed and helped defeat many bad bills for our industry, such as, beverage container recycling and deposits, eliminating styro-foam food and beverage containers and many more. However, one bad bill in 2022 passed. In the future, hospitality industry locations will cease the use of latex gloves.
HB209: Food Service BAN on Latex Gloves – Effective January 1, 2023
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that a food service establishment may not permit employees to use latex gloves in the preparation and handling of food. Provides that, to encourage compliance, a food service establishment shall receive a notification of warning for the first violation. Vinyl gloves, Powdered Vinyl gloves or Nitrate gloves are recommended. Due to possible allergy issues.
Illinois Liquor Control Commission: For our beer producing members: Public Act 102-442 created the Beer production quantity reporting requirement (235 ILCS 5/8-10.5). The ILCC has integrated that reporting requirement into the MyTax system. Please see the attached instructions regarding the process. Additionally, the ILCC has posted this information on the ILCC website (https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/SiteAssets/Pages/Home/Brewer%20Production%20Report%20Procedure%20With%20PR%20Account%20Instructions.pdf) and it will be included in the Q1 ILCC newsletter.
Illinois Gaming: Another “win” for the Illinois Video Gaming Industry organized and championed through the ILBA and IGMOA! Push Tax defeated in Galesburg.
Galesburg City Council unanimously repeals push tax after hearing from business owners
Illinois Casualty Company: Remember, as an ILBA Member you can receive up to a 20% discount on your Liquor Liability Insurance. If your current agent does not write for Illinois Casualty, go to the Illinois Casualty web site to find an agent, and get a quote to take advantage of this benefit.
Labor Law Posters: Members were inquiring as to where to find them.
Federal only: https://www.laborlawcenter.com/federal-labor-law-poster $12.95
Illinois/Federal combo: https://www.laborlawcenter.com/illinois-labor-law-posters $29.95
ILBA Dates to Remember:
ILBA Annual Golf Outing – Monday, August 8, 2022 – 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, plenty of beverages, door prizes and a Ribeye dinner – this is a chance to have a fun day and network a bit too.
ILBA 136th Annual Convention/Trade Show – September 18 – 20, 2022 Quincy, IL
Three days of interacting with many other business owners and vendors in the hospitality industry. Pub crawling, incredible entertainment, plenty of beverages and awesome food. Comradery abounds at this event.
Welcome New ILBA Members: Recently the following businesses have joined the ILBA.
Sanctuary, LaSalle Fire on Fifth, Peru
New Junction Lounge, Chicago Slauterhouse Brew Co., Auburn
Pour Bros Craft Tap Room, Moline Clifton Terrace Inn, Edwardsville
Vele Restaurant, Springfield Marys 2, Renault
Mane Street Stables, Decatur Public House 29, Rochester
Lake Point Grill, Springfield Vanessa Rehkemper, Associate, Effingham
Ballydoyle Pub, Aurora Nancy Schneider, Associate, Watson
Tap Out Lounge, Effingham Viva Entertainment, Chicago
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, Downers Grove Lucky Dawg, Poplar Grove
The Pub, Morris Breese Motomart, Breese
Shattered Saloon, Loves Park Marissa’s Bar, Cicero
Ne Ne’s, Ashkum Pit Stop Convenience & Gaming, Loves Park
Open Range Grill, Sugar Grove American Legion Post 227, East Moline
Speedway Concessions, Madison
Daniel D. Clausner