Stay informed of changes in legislation that affect the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the state of California. 

Annual Summaries of Chaptered Legislation

The following are links to summaries of chaptered bills amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Act and the code sections affected by that legislation.

Current Legislation

Please visit the California Legislative Information website for information about pending legislation.


The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is celebrating its 65th year as the regulator of California’s large and dynamic alcoholic beverage industry. To commemorate this milestone, the ABC is pleased to provide you with a new special edition of the 2020 Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. In this special edition of the ABC Act, all the new laws that took effect during 2019 and those that took effect on January 1, 2020 are included, as well as a timeline of key historic events during the 65 years of ABC’s service to California.

Please enjoy this special edition of the electronic, searchable ABC Act. 


Cover of the 2020 California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act - 65 Years of Service



Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Email us at headquarters@abc.ca.gov
Call (916) 419-2500