A bill that would have allowed several Californian cities to permit the sale of alcohol until 4 a.m. has been vetoed.
The “Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act” sought to extend the current "last call" by two hours in nine cities across the state. On 28th September, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill.
In his veto message, Brown said, "California’s laws regulating late night drinking have been on the books since 1913. I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to two without adding two more hours of mayhem.”
During a visit to Los Angeles, Amsterdam's Nightlife Mayor Mirik Milan declared he wants to help revolutionise LA's nightlife economy by persuading authorities to relax drinking rules and help them to have a more tolerant approach to handling electronic music events.
As Ibiza gets more and more popular, anti-social tourism is becoming a real problem, leading authorities in the Balearic Islands to ask the European Union to ban all alcohol on flights and in airports.
“We ask the central government and the European commission to ban the consumption of alcoholic drinks on flights and in airports,” said Pilar Carbonell, in charge of tourism for the local government of the Balearic Islands.
California’s bars and nightclubs could have their drinks curfew extended from 2am to 4am if a new bill proposed by state Senator Scott Weiner becomes law.
Under current California law, venues are not allowed to serve alcohol past 2am, which supporters of the bill believe has been stifling the state’s night-time economy.
In a post on his Facebook page, the Senator announced that he will propose a new bill today that will allow bars, nightclubs and restaurants to continue to serve alcohol past 2am.