SACRAMENTO –Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Scott Wilk's, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 1322 which permits salons and barbershops to serve a single complimentary alcoholic beverage to clients ages 21 and over without requiring a license or permit, provided no extra fees are charged for the beverage.
“Many beauty salons and barbershops sell their services as experiences, so it is not uncommon for a customer to be offered a beer or glass of wine,” Wilk said. “By setting a responsible standard to comply with, this law strikes the perfect balance between individual choice and public safety.”
Although common practice, many beauty salons and barbershops inadvertently disobey state law by offering their customers a complimentary alcoholic beverage with their service. AB 1322 updates this area of law to reflect modern realities by exempting these businesses from the requirement of a liquor license. Drinks are to be provided free of charge, no later than 10 p.m., and only served as either 12 ounces of beer or 6 ounces of wine per customer.
AB 1322 will take effect on January 1st, 2017.