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          Date of Hearing:   May 5, 2010

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                  AB 1748 (Hill) - As Introduced:  February 8, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Governmental  
          Organization Vote:                            21 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              

           SUMMARY  

          This bill creates a new exception to the general prohibition  
          against the consumption of alcoholic beverages on publicly owned  
          school property by allowing the College of San Mateo to serve  
          alcohol for special events at its dining commons on the campus. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Any costs associated with this legislation would be minor and  
          absorbable within the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's  
          existing resources.

           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale  . The College of San Mateo (CSM) recently built a new  
            dining commons. The college would like to be able to use the  
            commons as a banquet hall for special events like weddings and  
            parties, but under current law, cannot permit the selling or  
            the consumption of alcohol on school grounds. This bill would  
            grant the same authority given to other school districts in  
            the state and allow for the CSM to make maximum use of the  
            facility.

           2)Related Legislation  . AB 1643 (Smyth) of 2010, allows public  
            colleges to serve alcoholic beverages during fundraisers in  
            college facilities that are used to support school K-12  
            students, if the event is held at a time when students are not  
            present at the facility.  That bill is currently pending on  
            the Assembly floor.

            AB 1860 (T. Berryhill) of 2010, allows any county office of  








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            education or school district in the state that owns and  
            operates an overnight retreat facility to have an event at the  
            overnight retreat facility where alcoholic beverages can be  
            possessed, consumed or sold, provided the event is held during  
            weekends or at times when pupils are not on the grounds.   
            Under current law only Marin and Stanislaus County Offices of  
            Education have this authority.  That bill is currently pending  
            in the Assembly floor. 

           3)Chaptering problem  :  Both Assemblymember Berryhill (AB 1860)  
            and Assemblymember Smyth (AB 1643) have introduced bills  
            amending the same code section. Chaptering language will  
            eventually be necessary.


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081