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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 2121 (Gonzalez) - Alcoholic beverage control:  Responsible  
          Beverage Service Training Program Act of 2016
          
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          |Version: June 21, 2016          |Policy Vote: G.O. 13 - 0        |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 11, 2016   |Consultant: Debra Cooper        |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 11, 2016






          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 2121 would establish the Responsible Beverage  
          Service (RBS) Training Program Act of 2016, beginning July 1,  
          2020, that will require an alcohol server, as defined, to  
          successfully complete an RBS training course from an accredited  
          training provider within three months of employment and every  
          three years thereafter.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Ongoing costs of approximately $250,000 per year for the  
            initial development, evaluation, testing, and implementation  







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            of the RBS Training Program and  two analyst positions for  
            establishing the rulemaking process, establishing the  
            credentialing process, establishing the auditing program,  
            preparation of outreach information and web design for  
            information. (Alcohol Beverage Control Fund (ABCF))


           Unknown costs for development of IT, administrative, and  
            educational structures to support the program. Costs are  
            expected to decrease over time. (ABCF)


           Unknown additional costs to approve accreditation agencies  
            other than the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  
            There is a potential source of revenue for a fee for the  
            review and approval of accreditation agencies; however, it is  
            currently unknown whether any such accreditation agencies  
            other than ANSI exist. (ABCF)


           Minor and absorbable costs for enforcement. (ABCF)




          Author  
          Amendments:  
           Strikes language that prohibits an alcohol server from being  
            civilly liable subject to the provisions of Welfare  
            Institutions Code Section 25602, subdivisions (b) and (c).
           Clarifies that an authorized licensee, the agent or employee  
            of that licensee who violates the provisions of this bill  
            shall be subject to civil and administrative penalties.
           Strikes language that states that no reimbursement is required  
            due to creation of a new crime or infraction, eliminating a  
            crime or infraction, or changing the penalty for a crime or  
            infraction.




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