The invoice that might lengthen California bar hours is dealing with closing approval for the third yr in a row.
Senator Scott Wiener heads up the pilot-program, which seeks to increase ingesting hours at choose bars throughout Cali. He believes it is a good monetary transfer for native nightlife and industries that thrive on bar gross sales. Regardless of failed makes an attempt to cross, he’s not giving up — Senate Invoice 58 will probably be voted on as soon as once more this yr.
The invoice pushes an additional hour for bars to legally serve alcohol. Beneath present legislation, no alcohol could also be served between 2 AM and 6 AM. Nevertheless, underneath the brand new invoice, that might lengthen to three AM (amended from the unique aim of four AM).
The invoice recommends a pilot program between 2022 and 2027 to check out prolonged ingesting hours in ten completely different cities. Cathedral Metropolis, Coachella, Fresno, Lengthy Seashore, Los Angeles, Oakland, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Francisco and West Hollywood are the areas highlighted in Senate Invoice 58.
“One of many issues that makes a metropolis nice is a vibrant nightlife,” Sen. Wiener mentioned in a press release. “It’s an essential driver of the financial system and tradition, and we’re at an obstacle for tourism and conventions.”
Considerations embody the potential of extra drunk driving incidents and different security considerations.
Extra on final yr’s veto right here.
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