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AB-1070 Alcoholic beverage gift restrictions: exceptions: advertising umbrellas.(2021-2022)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1070
Cooper (A)
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Alcoholic beverage gift restrictions: exceptions: advertising umbrellas.
03/21/21
An act to add and repeal Section 25600.06 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.
Assembly
09/08/21
05/24/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/07/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/03/21 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
09/03/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).
08/31/21 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1070 without my signature.

This bill would authorize distilled spirits manufacturers and other distilled spirits licensees to annually gift up to 12 outdoor patio retail advertising umbrellas, individually valued at no more than $150, to every on-sale retail licensed location.

This would increase alcohol signage and advertisements in public areas and disadvantage small alcohol manufacturers that cannot compete with the marketing budgets of multibillion dollar corporations.

Ostensibly, this bill is about assisting businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet I believe there are other, more suitable strategies for assisting impacted businesses than allowing economic arrangements that create a competitive disadvantage for small manufacturers. My Administration has taken a number of steps to support our small business community and offer pandemic relief, including providing temporary regulatory flexibility, allowing outdoor expansions, and waiving license renewal fees.

Two years ago, I signed AB 1133 (Chapter 623, Statutes of 2019) to initiate a pilot project allowing beer manufacturers to annually gift up to five cases of glassware to on-sale retail licensed locations. This pilot is still underway through January 1, 2023, and, as such, we have not yet had the opportunity to sufficiently assess its impacts. It is premature to propose another similar exception to tied-house laws until the pilot project can be properly evaluated.
For these reasons, I am returning this bill.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom