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AB 1128: Veto of the “Serve a Minor” Felony Penalty Bill, or How to Lose a Winery in One Sale

by John Hinman 10.28.13


On May 20th we wrote a blog on the dangerous nature of AB 1128, which would have elevated the penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor from a misdemeanor to a felony.  This was one of the most pernicious anti-alcoholic beverage industry (and anti-parent) bills in the history of California. It snuck through the legislature because most folks simply didn’t want to be seen as encouraging in any way youth alcohol use; regardless of the circumstances or the context. We are pleased to report that Governor Brown vetoed the bill and sent the following message: BILL NUMBER:  AB 1128 VETOED       DATE: 10/12/2013 To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1128 without my signature. This bill would allow a felony to be charged if a person knowingly provides alcohol to an underage drinker, whose alcohol consumption thereafter causes injury or death. The behavior targeted by… Read more