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Your Bartender Will Be Watching You

February 23, 2016

By Peter Lawrence Kane : sfweekly – excerpt

Bartenders Might Be Compelled to Cut You Off Under Penalty of Law
Unless you’re at some high-volume club, any bartender with a brain and a conscience knows to do this already, but California might soon follow 18 other states and require that bartenders cut off drunk patrons. According to CBS, AB 2121, which wouldn’t go into effect until July 1, 2020, would essentially fold this into the training bartenders already undergo in order to work legally in the state. In other words, prospective bartenders will learn about alcohol’s social effects and how to refuse aggressive patrons. What AB 2121 does not do, however, is add any additional criminal liability to sellers of alcohol if a drunk person later gets behind the wheel and causes an accident… (more)


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