SACRAMENTO ( – A bill that would allow California bars to extend last call to 4 a.m. has fallen short in the California Assembly.

California Senate Bill 384, known as the LOCAL Act, did not make it through the Assembly Appropriations Committee Friday.

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Authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the bill would have allowed California communities to individually decide whether to extend alcohol sales at bars, nightclubs and restaurants passed 2 a.m.

The extended hours would not have applied to liquor stores.

The committee instead decided to create a task force to examine the issue.

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In a statement, Wiener wrote: “There’s nothing radical about letting local communities decide for themselves whether to let their bars and nightclubs go later.”

Currently, 20 cities — including New York, Miami and Las Vegas — allow alcohol sales past 2 a.m. The state Senate had already passed SB-384.

Opponents argued the passage of the bill would lead to more drunk driving crashes, emergency room admissions and alcohol-related assaults and injuries.

The California Restaurant Association, California Travel Association and the California Hotel & Lodging Association are among those that supported the bill.

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Alcohol Justice, the California Alcohol Policy Alliance, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance were among those against it.