Sandy's Law (Liquor Licence Amendment), 2004, S.O. 2004, c. 12 - Bill 43Skip to content
This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 43 and does not form part of the law. Bill 43 has been enacted as Chapter 12 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2004.
The Bill amends the Liquor Licence Act by requiring that all prescribed premises from which liquor is sold or served prominently display a warning sign cautioning women who are pregnant that the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is the cause of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The sign must be posted in accordance with prescribed criteria and may be posted in languages in addition to English, if the languages are prescribed.
An Act to amend the
Liquor Licence Act
by requiring signage cautioning
pregnant women that the consumption
of alcohol while pregnant is the
cause of Fetal Alcohol
Assented to June 24, 2004
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. The Liquor Licence Act is amended by adding the following section:
Requirement to display sign
30.1 (1) No person shall sell or supply liquor or offer to sell or supply liquor from a prescribed premises unless,
(a) the premises prominently displays a warning sign containing the prescribed information that cautions women who are pregnant that the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is the cause of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder;
(b) the sign is posted at the premises in accordance with the prescribed criteria; and
(c) the sign satisfies any other criteria that are prescribed.
Language of sign
(2) A sign under subsection (1) shall be in English and may be in any other language that is prescribed.
(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,
(a) prescribing premises and types of premises that are required to display a sign under subsection (1);
(b) governing signs for the purposes of subsection (1);
(c) prescribing languages, other than English, which may be used in a sign for the purposes of subsection (2) and specifying areas of the Province where a sign in a prescribed language may be displayed.
Binds the Crown
(4) This section binds the Crown.
2. This Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.
3. The short title of this Act is Sandy’s Law (Liquor Licence Amendment), 2004.