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Delgado legislation will help make communities safer (VIDEO)

DelgadoLiquorHB1463State Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that will help make communities safer by closing businesses where criminal activities take place. 

“The purpose of the legislation is to target liquor stores that permit illegal activities in and around their establishment,” Delgado said.  “By closing the premises for up to 30 days, the local liquor control commissioner will have more time to prepare a case while reducing illegal activity in the area while the establishment is closed.”

House Bill 1463 will give the Chicago liquor control commissioner the authority to close a liquor store, without notice or a hearing, for up to 30 days if the commissioner believes the business poses an excessive risk to the community. The closure will be based on the amount of criminal activity at the establishment.

During the period of closure, the business will have an opportunity to have a hearing on why it was shut down. 

This legislation will also allow distributors, in coordination with the liquor control commission and police department, to remove any of their products that have not been paid for in advance.

Current law provides that the local liquor control commissioner cannot revoke a liquor license until there is a public hearing. 

This legislation now goes back to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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