SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed a bill that would have extended alcohol sales until 4 a.m.
Senate Bill 905, introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would have updated the California drinking law on the books since 1913 that ends late-night alcohol service at 2 a.m.READ MORE: Rakell, Stolarz Help Ducks End Skid In 4-0 Win Over Senators
Nine cities would have been impacted by the law including Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Long Beach.
“California’s laws regulating late-night drinking have been on the books since 1913,” Brown said in a statement. “I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to 2 without adding two more hours of mayhem.”READ MORE: Lakers F LeBron James Fined $15,000 For "Obscene Gesture"
The governor cited opposition from the California Highway Patrol in making his decision. The CHP said it would lead to more drunk driving.
In August a coalition came out against the bill, holding a press conference hosted by California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz.MORE NEWS: Black Friday Safety: More 'Smash-And-Grab' Robberies Prompt Increase In Mall Security, Pleas To Be Aware While Shopping
“It is a shame that we will continue to stifle our nightlife economy,” Wiener said in a statement. “But I remain committed to modernizing these outdated laws.”