California Bars To Stay Open Past Last Call? “Not So Fast” Says Lawmakers

Correction: "not so fast" says stupid law makers
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(Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

California rocks, excepts when it sucks, as failure to pass a bill that would allow bars to stay open past the current last call time of 2 am shows. SB 635, as the bill was known by, met its demise in the Senate Committee on Government Organization Tuesday, reports

Introduced by Senator Mark “you have our vote” Leno, the bill would have allowed bars, clubs, and restaurants in California to stay open—and more importantly, serve alcohol—and additional 2 hours, until 4 in the AM.

But opponents claimed the bill would have led to more car accidents, injuries, fighting, and just plain mayhem. And let’s face it: they’re probably right.

So in the end, we suppose the outcome was a good one. But somehow, it still leaves a bad taste in our mouths. And you know what gets a bad taste out of your mouth? Two extra hours of drinking. Just saying.

- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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