Tuesday, June 30, 2009

AB 1060

California Assembly Bill 1060 says in part:

"THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares that allowing customers to purchase alcoholic beverages through self-service checkouts: (a) Facilitates the purchase of alcoholic beverages by minors. (b) Permits customers who are in an advanced state of intoxication to purchase additional alcoholic beverages, in violation of state law. (c) Allows for greater theft of alcoholic beverages, there by depriving the state of tax revenues. SEC. 2. Section 23394.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read: 23394.7. (a) No privileges under an off-sale license shall be exercised by the licensee at any check stand, where the customer is able to scan and purchase alcoholic beverages using a point-of-sale system with limited or no assistance from an employee of the licensee."

This says that self-service checkouts can no longer be used to sell alcoholic beverages. This is a very good idea and is designed to keep alcohol out of the hands of kids, people already under the influence and I hope it passes; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Leave it to California to have something so ridiculous legal in the first place.

Bunkermeister said...

I suspect it was a loophole that came about because the technology was not anticipated and the law just needs to catch up.

Diane said...

Here in Texas, you can scan it through the lane, but there's a checker at a stand by them, they have to punch in dates for your purchase to go through, and they will card you for cigarettes and beer/wine. Grocery stores aren't allowed to sell hard liquor.

Bunkermeister said...

They have someone standing by here but they don't pay close attention. Grocery stores nearly always sell liquor here, but they do have to have a state issued license.