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State Law Looks to Make Permanent Alcohol-Related Al Fresco Dining Practices

Sen. Wiener introduces Senate Bill 314

By Toi Creel

A bill introduced to the state legislature looks to make permanent some of the al fresco dining practices restaurants have adopted during the pandemic, especially relating to alcoholic beverage consumption

State Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco has proposed Senate Bill 314, which would loosen outdoor dining restrictions and make changes to restaurant alcohol regulations and permits.

The bill would do this by allowing the state of California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to expedite with applications.

“This bill would authorize the department to issue a COVID-19 permanent caterer’s authorization to a licensee under an on-sale general license. The authorization would authorize the on-site consumption of the alcoholic beverages for which the licensee has on-sale privileges on property that is adjacent to the licensed premises, as specified. The bill would require the department to expedite the review of an application for an authorization, as specified,” reads the bill.

The legislation, also known as the Bar and Restaurant Recovery Act, would also allow for open container entertainment zones at outdoor events such as festivals and eliminate a restricted number of annual tastings at bars and wineries. In addition, it would allow two separate restaurants or bars with separate ABC licenses to rent and serve beverages from the same physical location.

The legislation would also allow a licensee to permit a person under the age of 21 years to enter and remain in the licensed premises provided that alcoholic beverages are not sold, served, or consumed on the premises during the time that a person under the age of 21 years is present. This is prohibited and is a misdemeanor under current law.

The bill, which was introduced to the legislature on February 4, has been sent to the Committee on Rules for assignment.

Read the bill in full: www.leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB314

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