Precedential Decisions

Under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), a decision containing a significant legal or policy determination of general application that is likely to recur may be designated as precedential (see Government Code Section 11425.60).

Once a decision is designated as precedential, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (hereinafter “department”) may rely on the decision, and parties may cite to such decision in their argument to the department, Appeals Board and courts.

Note: Case Numbers are formed by the last two digits of the calendar year, the numerical order of issuance during the calendar year, and designation of the matter as either L (Licensing) or E (Enforcement).

List of Precedential Decisions

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Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

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

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