We’re even closer to 4AM last call, since the LOCAL act passed in California’s state Senate

Call your state assemblyman and Governor Brown if you want to see this bill become law

Senator Scott Weiner’s LOCAL act, which would allow cities to extend last call to 4 am, officially passed in the California state Senate.

The Senate just passed my 4 a.m. nightlife bill – allowing, but not requiring, local communities to let their bars and…

Posted by Scott Wiener on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Since 1935, restaurants, bars and other drinking establishments have had a strict cutoff at 2 am for serving alcohol. Senator Weiner sees this law as economically inhibiting, especially for nightlife cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Now that the proposed bill passed the Senate, it moves to the state Assembly for a vote. If it passes there, it will be up to Governor Jerry Brown to sign it into law.

This is the furthest a bill regarding the extension of last callĀ has made it through the legislative process.

If the LOCAL act does become law, not every city in California will be mandatedĀ to have a later last-call. The decision to extend the hours will be up to each individual city and their legislators.

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