Senator Scott Weiner announces renewed effort to extend last call in SF, CA

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- State Senator Scott Wiener announced his continued effort Tuesday to allow cities across California to extend alcohol sales to 4 a.m.

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Wiener made his announcement at 11 a.m. in San Francisco joined by business leaders and community members who support nightlife.

Earlier this year, Wiener introduced the LOCAL Act, which stands for Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night. The bill would have allowed, but not required, communities to extend alcohol sales to as late as 4 a.m. in bars, nightclubs and restaurants, but not liquor stores.

The bill passed in the state Senate with a two-thirds bipartisan vote and garnered significant support in the Assembly, Wiener said in a statement.

When the bill got to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, however, it was stripped of all its provisions, rendering it meaningless, and not submitted for a vote, Wiener said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.
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