Tuesday, April 9, 2013

California Lawmaker Wants Last Call Extended to 4AM

California Lawmaker Wants Last Call Extended to 4AM:
you can click anytimeMost U.S. states have laws governing “last
call,” what time must close. Alaska has the most liberal laws,
allowing bars to be open from 8am to 5am (except on
election days
, which is cruel). In California, as in about a
dozen other states, bars must close by 2am. Many states allow local
governments to restrict operating hours further. Now one lawmaker
wants to extend last call in California.

From the AP
State Sen. Mark Leno's proposal to let the liquor
flow until 4 a.m. as a way to draw more tourists — and with them
more revenue and jobs — is already spawning a sharp debate from
Sacramento to watering holes in San Francisco and Los

Leno said the measure would make the state more competitive with
other hotspots like New York, Las Vegas and Miami that serve
alcohol later into the wee hours of the morning or 24 hours a

Night-spot owners say a later last call will be good for business,
but law enforcement officials argue that it increases the chances
that cities will see more public drunkenness, violence, drunken
driving and possibly fatalities.
You have to
fight for your right to party
, apparently.
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