Loyola University Chicago

Safety Net Coalition

Social Host Law- Illinois

On August 22, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 1554 into law. The bill amends Illinois’ Liquor Control Act to require greater accountability from those who host social events with alcohol.

Specifically, the bill includes two regulations that directly affect our University community – students, faculty, and staff. First, the law makes it a crime to knowingly authorize or permit one’s residence to be used by a guest (“invitee”) under 21 to possess or drink alcohol. Second, the law provides protection for hosts who seek out the assistance of law enforcement to help prevent underage drinking under certain circumstances. Learn more about the social host law by reading below.

Students, click here for more information

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