Alcohol Justice

California Assemblymember Tom Lackey and Safety Advocates Oppose SB 930 - the Late-Night Bar Bill

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice, and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) gathered at a Capitol press event Wednesday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco), is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide, uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice ,and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) gathered at a Capitol press event Wednesday to oppose California SB 930.
  • "I do not know how legislators who vote yes will reconcile the loss of life," state Assemblymember Lackey.
  • "As a 28-year California Highway Patrol veteran, I have made over 40 death notifications to victims of impaired driving.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Fresno City Council Members and Safety Advocates Come Together to Oppose Dangerously Flawed California SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00am

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.

Key Points: 
  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • "The effort to keep Fresno bars open until 4 a.m. from 2 a.m. was reckless and dangerous,"said Fresno City Councilmember Gary Bredefeld.
  • That's why several Council colleagues and I are bringing forward a Council resolution on August 11th opposing this stupidity.

Assemblymember Tom Lackey Joins Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:25pm

If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.

Key Points: 
  • If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California currently suffers more annual alcohol-related harm than any other state: 11,000 alcohol-related deaths, $35 billion in total costs, $18.5 billion in state costs.
  • Opposition to SB 930 is growing statewide.
  • Last week, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution of opposition , and the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter dated June 27, 2022.

Fresno City Council Members Join Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 8:11pm

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.

Key Points: 
  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • Where: Fresno City Hall 2600 Fresno Street, Media Room 2120 2nd floor.

Los Angeles City Council Votes NO on SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Sends Strong Message to Sacramento and Senator Wiener that Public Safety is more Important than Nightlife Revenue

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:35am

SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Key Points: 
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • In Los Angeles, the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter made public before a City Hall opposition rally last week.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:03am

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice, along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice , along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz , demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • "The data is clear and this is why we must prevent the 4 a.m. bar bill from taking effect in Los Angeles and in California.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

Los Angeles Rally to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:00pm

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice will be joined by Los Angeles City Council Members led by Councilmember Paul Koretz at a City Hall rally to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • Why: SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 7 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Fresno, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California currently suffers more annual alcohol-related harm than any other state: over 11,000 alcohol-related deaths, $35 billion in total costs, $18.5 billion in state costs.
  • California taxpayers do not need to pay for additional public health and safety harms that will follow (especially in low-income communities of color) extending last call to profit the nightlife industry.

Alcohol Justice: Public Health & Safety Kicked to the Curb Again as California Assembly "GO" Committee Approves Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 7:25pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) condemned a one-person majority vote of the California State Assembly Governmental Organization Committee (GO) yesterday to allow SB 930 to proceed. The "gut & amend" bill is Senator Scott Wiener's 4th attempt to disrupt the protections of uniform 2 a.m. last call in California by launching a 7-city pilot program to generate nightlife alcohol sales profits at the expense of public health and safety. All of his previous attempts have failed.

Key Points: 
  • The "gut & amend" bill is Senator Scott Wiener's 4th attempt to disrupt the protections of uniform 2 a.m. last call in California by launching a 7-city pilot program to generate nightlife alcohol sales profits at the expense of public health and safety.
  • In reality, SB 930 will spread alcohol overconsumption, loss of life, injury, and nuisance across the state.
  • Last call timeswhat the scientific literature calls "trading hours"are a backbone of maintaining alcohol as a safe and legal product.
  • While the public and all levels of government will be forced to continue to cover the costs of cleaning up the mess that follows.

CAPA Joins the Fight Against CA SB 930 - Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Haney's Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:15am

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice is welcoming the participation of the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and state legislators in opposing passage of a bill that is the fifth attempt since 2013 to extend alcohol hours of service in California. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) "gutted and amended" SB 930, a bill originally relating to housing which passed the Senate in May. SB 930 is now a bill in the Assembly that has nothing to do with housing but would allow 7 cities in California to extend alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to 4 a.m.

Key Points: 
  • Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) "gutted and amended" SB 930 , a bill originally relating to housing which passed the Senate in May.
  • SB 930 is no different, it is public policy at its worst."
  • Last call timeswhat the scientific literature calls "trading hours"are a backbone of maintaining alcohol as a safe and legal product.
  • Alcohol Justice and CAPA are urging concerned Californians to oppose SB 930 by Texting JUSTICE to 313131.

Wiener's Dangerous 4 a.m. "Zombie" Bar Bill Rises Again

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 5:30am

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice is condemning State Senator Scott Wiener's 4th attempt since 2017 to extend alcohol hours of service in California. Wiener "gutted and amended" SB 930, a bill originally relating to housing which passed the Senate in May. Now it's a bill in the Assembly that would allow 7 cities in California to extend alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to 4 a.m. All of Wiener's previous attempts to extend alcohol sales have failed.

Key Points: 
  • Wiener "gutted and amended" SB 930 , a bill originally relating to housing which passed the Senate in May.
  • "This is his fourth attempt to disrupt the protections of a uniform closing time in California.
  • If passed it will allow a poorly conceived "pilot project" to turn much of the state's population into "Splash Zone" lab animals."
  • "The San Francisco State Senator continues to turn his back on common sense by authoring another dangerous 4 a.m. bill," said Michael Scippa, Public Affairs Director at Alcohol Justice.