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NEW Social Host Law

On August 22, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 1554 into law, which went into effect January 1, 2013. The bill amended Illinois’ Liquor Control Act to require greater accountability from those who host social events with alcohol.

Specifically, the bill included two changes that directly affect our University community – students, faculty, and staff. First, the law now 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. The law is in effect now, so learn more about it by reading below.

Students, click here for more information

Faculty & staff, click here for more information