AB-2121: Alcoholic Beverage Control: Responsible Interventions for Beverage Servers Training Act of 2016

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Gonzalez
Status: Vetoed
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would, in addition to the LEAD program, establish the Responsible Interventions for Beverage Servers (RIBS) Training Act of 2016, beginning July 1, 2020, that would require a person who sells or serves alcoholic beverages, or who manages persons who sell or serve, in an on-sale retail licensed premises to successfully complete an approved RIBS training course within 3 months of employment and every 3 years thereafter. The bill would provide that an approved RIBS training course include information on, among other things, state laws and regulations relating to alcoholic beverage control and the impact of alcohol on the body. The bill would require the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, on or before January 1, 2020, to establish a list published on the department’s Internet Web site of approved RIBS training courses and to provide information on RIBS training requirements on applications for, and renewals of, on-sale licenses. The bill would also require new applicants and renewal applicants to certify, and provide the department with documentation, that its employees have successfully completed a RIBS training course. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.


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