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(A) (1) All original license applications and renewals for liquor license after July 1, 2017, shall be accompanied with proof of completion within the last three years of a state certified Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program or other State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) approved program for all persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, all management personnel working on premises, and anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchases of alcoholic beverages, pursuant to that license.
(2) All original license applications and renewals for a liquor license after January 1, 2018, by any governmental, not for profit, service club, or religious organizations who utilize unpaid volunteers for the activities described in the preceding paragraph are subject to the following rules:
(a) Unpaid volunteers are not required to have completed a state certified BASSET program or other ILCC approved program as long as their activities at all times are within the presence of another person who has completed BASSET or other approved seller and server training.
(b) Compliance is required with all other provisions of this division (A). In addition, the production requirement in division (D) of this section shall be construed to require any governmental, not for profit, service club, or religious organization to maintain on the premises or at the function in question to provide a photocopy of all certificates of completion of BASSET or other approved seller and server training, including certificates of those individuals under which unpaid volunteers are claimed to be lawfully acting.
(B) Beginning July 1, 2017, any new owner, new manager, new employee, or new agent required by this section to complete alcohol seller and server training, shall within 90 days from the beginning of their employment with that licensee, provide proof of completion within the last three years of a state of ILCC approved seller and server training program and shall, until completion of the seller and server training program, work under the supervision of a person who has completed BASSET or other approved seller and server training.
(C) A "state certified BASSET training program" is defined as a BASSET program licensed by the ILCC as authorized by 235 ILCS 5/3-12(11.1). Training programs may be in the classroom or on line as provided by law or administrative regulations. All licensed BASSET providers and trainers shall be required to produce upon request of state or local liquor control authorities all licenses and certificates to prove current qualifications. BASSET providers and trainers shall provide a certificate of course completion to participants as proof of completion.
(D) A photocopy of certificate of completion for all owners, managers, employees, or agents required by this section to have BASSET or other approved seller and server training shall:
(1) Be maintained, by the establishment, in a manner that will allow inspection, upon demand, by any designee of both the state or local liquor control authorities.
(2) Be attached to original license applications and renewals for a liquor license.
(Ord. 17-37, passed 7-11-17)