Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1275 Alcoholic beverage control: minors.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 25666 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

25666.
 (a) In any a  hearing on an accusation charging a licensee with a violation of Sections 25658, 25663, and 25665,  Section 25658,  the department shall produce the alleged minor  minor decoy alleged in the accusation  for examination at the hearing unless he or she the minor decoy  is unavailable as a witness because he or she is  they are  dead or unable to attend the hearing because of a then-existing physical or mental illness or infirmity, or unless the licensee has waived, in writing, the appearance of the minor.  minor decoy.  When a minor decoy  is absent because of a then-existing physical or mental illness or infirmity, a reasonable continuance shall be granted to allow for the appearance of the minor decoy  if the administrative law judge finds that it is reasonably likely that the minor decoy  can be produced within a reasonable amount of time.
(b) (1) Nothing in this section shall prevent the department from taking testimony of the minor decoy  as provided in Section 11511 of the Government Code.
(2) This section is not intended to preclude the continuance of a hearing because of the unavailability of a minor decoy  for any other reason pursuant to Section 11524 of the Government Code.
(c) For purposes of this section, “minor decoy” means a person under 21 years of age used by peace officers in the enforcement of Section 25658 to apprehend licensees, or employees or agents of licensees, or other persons who sell or furnish alcoholic beverages to minors.