The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is an agency of the government of the state of California charged with regulation of alcoholic beverages. The ABC was created by constitutional amendment effective January 1, 1955, as an independent department of the executive branch of the state government.


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

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Call (916) 419-2500