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SB-905 Alcoholic beverages: hours of sale.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Wiener (S)
Santiago (A)
Allen (S) , Carrillo (A) , Jones-Sawyer (A) , Lara (S) , Obernolte (A) , Rendon (A)
Alcoholic beverages: hours of sale.
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 25631 of, and to add and repeal Section 25634 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/28/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/28/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/30/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 8. Page 6051.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 905 without my signature.

This bill would authorize nine California cities to extend the hours businesses can serve alcohol from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Without question, these two extra hours will result in more drinking. The businesses and cities in support of this bill see that as a good source of revenue. The California Highway Patrol, however, strongly believes that this increased drinking will lead to more drunk driving.

California's laws regulating late night drinking have been on the books since 1913. I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to 2 without adding two more hours of mayhem.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.