Los Angeles City Council District 5

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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...