San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener to announce renewed effort to extend alcohol sales

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - State Senator Scott Wiener this morning will announce his continued effort to allow cities across California to extend alcohol sales to 4 a.m.

Wiener will make his announcement at 11 a.m. at SF Eagle at 398 12th St. in San Francisco. He'll be joined by business leaders and community members who support nightlife.

Earlier this year, Wiener introduced the LOCAL Act, which stands for Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night. The bill would have allowed, but not required, communities to extend alcohol sales to as late as 4 a.m. in bars, nightclubs and restaurants, but not liquor stores.

The bill passed in the state Senate with a two-thirds bipartisan vote and garnered significant support in the Assembly, Wiener said in a statement.

When the bill got to the Assembly Appropriations Committee however, it was stripped of all its provisions, rendering it meaningless, and not submitted for a vote, Wiener said.