Over the past few months California Senator Scott Wiener started a campaign for the ‘Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act‘, proposing a bill that would have allowed California communities to individually decide whether to extend their county’s last call time for alcohol to 4AM from the current limit of 2AM.
The proposed bill, known as the LOCAL Act, had passed trough Senate and gained massive support, but unfortunately has now been denied in Assembly, which was the last step before it would’ve reached the final approval.
Though it was ultimately rejected due to many opposers arguing that the bill would result in more alcohol-related incidents and increasing DUIs, lawmakers now call for a task force to study the concept.
Wiener has recently released a statement on Twitter in reaction to the rejection of the bill. Read it below.
My bill to allow local communities to extend bar and nightclub hours to 4 am suffered a setback today. Here’s my statement. pic.twitter.com/1h6eVEY9Gg
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) 1 settembre 2017