For many major cities, last call goes on early into the next morning, but visitors of California have found that things shut down early.
However, things may change if a new bill passes, extending last call to as late as 4 a.m.
According to the L.A. Times, the Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act was proposed last week, which would allow municipalities to set their own last-call times.
Currently, last call is set to 2 a.m. across the state, but under the bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), urban centers with active bar scenes could move the time to 4 a.m., while other cities with a less nightlife-heavy scene could keep things the same.
On Facebook, Wiener said the last call extension would fix the “one-size-fits-all” limit. “Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility,” he wrote.
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Former Sen. Mark Leno tried to add flexibility in setting last call times back in 2013, but failed to get enough votes to move out of committee.