Approved Senate bill would extend nightlife hours in select California cities

SAN DIEGO-- The California State Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow select cities to extend their nightlife hours to 4 a.m.

Senate Bill 905 would enable bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to stay open through 4 a.m. Last call is currently 2 a.m.

San Francisco, Palm Springs, Long Beach, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Oakland were listed as the seven qualifying California cities.

Missing? San Diego.

The select seven cities will have room to adjust the bill if it's approved by local governments, such as restricting extended hours to certain nights or select neighborhoods.

Uber, Lyft and the California Hotel & Lodging Association are just some of the dozens of businesses and organizations who support the bill.

SB 905 was led by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said in a tweet "Let's move away from our one-size fits-all approach to nightlife."

SB 905 would go into effect on January 1, 2021.