Regulations & Rulemaking

Be aware of ABC-related rules and regulation changes, whether pending or previously enacted.

Approved Regulations

Formal Rulemaking Matters Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

Rulemaking agencies, like the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, go through the regular rulemaking process outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act, which involves notice to the public, public comment and responses, and a review for necessity and clarity, to establish standards for interpreting and implementing statutes passed by the Legislature. Once completed, approved rulemakings are codified as a regulation with legal effect within the State. The Department’s approved regulatory packages can be found on the Approved Regulations page.

Pending Rulemaking

Formal Rulemaking Matters Pending with the Office of Administrative Law

Priority Registration Drawings

This regulatory package was originally noticed to the public on February 18, 2022. To address certain clarification concerns, the Department has modified certain language, which was noticed to the public on May 25, 2022. The public had 15 calendar days to submit comments on the modified language.
The 15-day written comment period ended June 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Pending Regulatory Package

Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act Amendments

This regulatory package was noticed to the public on April 29, 2022. The public had 45 calendar days to prepare comments and get information from ABC prior to submission to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The 45-day written comment period ended June 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Pending Regulatory Package

Proposed Rulemaking

Request for Stakeholder Comment on Preliminary Rulemaking Matters

There are no proposed changes at this time.

Contact

For additional information, contact the Law and Policy Unit.

Law and Policy Unit
Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: rpu@abc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 419-8958

For media inquiries, email pio@abc.ca.gov.