SACRAMENTO ( — State lawmakers rejected a bill Tuesday that would have extended last call at bars and clubs to 4 a.m.

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said allowing the liquor flow past the usual 2 a.m. hour would have drawn more tourists, as well as increased revenue and jobs.

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Bar owners supported the measure, but police said it would increase the chances that cities would see public drunkenness, violence, drunken driving and possible deaths.

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Currently, 25 cities outside of California allow liquor to be served until 4 a.m.


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State Senator Wants Bars, Clubs To Serve Alcohol Until 4 A.M.