The California Senate just voted to pass a bill to extend "last call" to serve alcohol until 4:00am.
The original and still standing "last call" is 2:00am.
If it passed it would not force communities to extend their hours but it would give them a chance to serve until 4:00am.
The bill just has to be passed by the Assembly and be signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
There are two sides to this passing. It would be a boost for restaurant and bar's revenue but it would also extend the hours of when people would be active in communities. This could also prove more of a risk for people who party all night and then make the choice to drink and drive. There are already opportunities for people who make that decision to do that but this extends the hours that make it more of a possibility.