(AP) - Under a bill lawmakers are sending to Gov. Jerry Brown, Californians could legally enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer while getting a haircut.
Many beauty salons and barbershops in the state already offer alcoholic beverages free of charge to clients. By doing so, they are inadvertently breaking the law by distributing alcohol without a state liquor license.
The Assembly voted 79-0 Monday to legalize the practice.
Under AB1322, establishments could continue to offer one serving of beer or wine per customer, provided they restrict it to normal business hours, remain in good standing with the barbering and cosmetology board and don't charge for it.
Opponents of the measure worry the alcohol industry may market products through the establishments. They also say they're concerned about training those providing alcohol.