It can take only one ABC violation to effectively lose your license. In two recent cases, The ABC conditionally revoked and indefinitely suspended liquor licenses…
During the weekend of March 11th and 12th, 2023 the ABC worked with nearly fifty local law enforcement agencies and departments across California to conduct “shoulder tap” minor decoy operations…
Following relaxed policy regulations during the COVID era, the Department has published a proposed rule change to codify Title 4, Rule 70 which will allow licensed premises to serve and allow consumption of alcoholic beverages in permanent non-contiguous areas separate from the main or primary by public area of the licensed premises. There are restrictions and requirements that licensees should be acquainted with if alcohol service is intended or is ongoing in these non-contiguous areas. Proposed Rule 70 is set out in full herein. There will be a public hearing before the Department on November 1, 2022.
The fee waivers became available in February 2021 when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of immediate actions that provided relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession
With the legalization of commercial recreational use of cannabis products commencing in 2018, along with licensed manufacture and sale, several questions have arisen about what activities are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages.
“The new portal offers an easier and more efficient way for licensees to renew their licenses by paying annual fees online,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “The online system is part of ABC’s overall plan to modernize and provide faster service through the use of technology.”
“The California ABC just made attending and completing LEAD training for Off-sale premises (RBS training is required for On-sale premises) easier.
They have established it Online.
See the press release just received, and click on the hyperlink that takes you to the page that sets out the 10 modules, and provides a Certificate, as well as the other information and guides”.
In the world of American alcohol and beverage regulation, as of the spring of 2020, Carrie Bonnington had seen it all. The Sacramento-based partner at…
The Department has continued to carefully consider the public health, safety, and welfare in determining if any Regulatory Relief provisions should be extended.
California is close to passing a new state law that will shake up the time-table for serving and drinking alcohol at restaurants, bars, hotels and nightclubs. It will establish, if passed by the State Assembly and signed by the governor, a pilot program allowing Los Angeles, and six other cities, to serve into the predawn light by extending “Last Call For Alcohol” from 2 am to 4 am. If it works in the pilot seven cities it could be extended state-wide. If it works in California, other states may follow. Read more