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California Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes 4 AM Last Call Bill

The party will still end at 2am in California.
Roni Size The Independent San Francisco

California Governor Jerry Brown does not want the party going all night, or at least until 4 am. After passing the state house and senate, SB 905, which sought to allow select cities to extend last call to 4am, Brown vetoed the bill.

Introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the bill would have updated the California drinking law on the books since 1913. It would have allowed nine cities Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Oakland, San Francisco and Long Beach, among others, to serve alcohol until 4am.

“California’s laws regulating late-night drinking have been on the books since 1913,” Brown said in a statement. “I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to 2 without adding two more hours of mayhem.”

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He said it would have led to more drinking and driving.

Wiener noted that the current laws hamper nightlife. "It is a shame that we will continue to stifle our nightlife economy, but I remain committed to modernizing these outdated laws,” he said in a statement via KQED. He plans on reintroducing the law next year.

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