California Senator Proposes Loosening Alcohol Curfew
California may allow metropolitan hubs to change its laws for liquor sales, which could give the state's nightlife economy a significant boost.This article originally appeared on Fact Mag
Californian legislators have proposed changes to licensing laws that would allow municipalities to set their own alcohol service hours.
The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act would give cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles the power to set their own cut off times for serving alcohol up to 4am.
At present, some bars and clubs can remain open until the early hours of the morning but all establishments must take last orders at 2am.
State senator Scott Wiener, who is behind the proposal, said the “one-size-fits-all” approach to licensing needs changing in a post on his Facebook page.
“Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility,” he wrote.