California senator introduces legislation to keep bars open later

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

This is an undated image of a woman pouring a glass of wine.
This is an undated image of a woman pouring a glass of wine.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There's a new effort to extend last call at bars and restaurants in California.

State Senator Scott Weiner introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow alcohol service until as late as 4 a.m.

If the bill passes, businesses would still have to get the proper permits and approval. Some bars say it would significantly help their business.

The director of the non-profit organization alcohol justice told the San Francisco Chronicle the bill prioritizes alcohol revenue over public safety.

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