4 a.m. Last Call Coming to California?

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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.

I'm introducing legislation to create more local control around how late alcohol can be served – specifically, to allow…

Posted by Scott Wiener on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.