(AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have let bars in some cities serve alcohol until 4 a.m.
A similar bill by Sen. Scott Wiener failed last year in the Legislature, but this year, Wiener’s SB 905 advanced to the governor’s desk as a pilot project for nine cities, including Sacramento.
Brown rejected the legislation Friday because he says it would cause more drunken driving. California lets bars serve alcohol until 2 a.m.
In his veto message, the governor noted that California laws regulating late-night drinking have been on the books since 1913. “I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to 2 without adding two more hours of mayhem,” he wrote.
Brown also vetoed a bill that would have opened the door for parents to give edible marijuana to their children on school grounds to treat medical conditions if permitted by a school board.
Brown said in his veto message that he's concerned about exposing youth to marijuana and believes the bill is too broad.
CapRadio's Ben Adler contributed to this report.
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