Regulations & Rulemaking

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

Pending Rulemaking

Formal Rulemaking, matters pending with the Office of Administrative Law

Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act (AB1221)

Second Notice of Modifications

The open comment period for the Second Modification of the Proposed Text of the Regulations for AB 1221 closed at 12:00p.m. on March 6, 2020. The Department will publish all comments received during this comment period along with the Department responses as soon as possible. The Department thanks those that participated in this process. The Department will now prepare the full regulations package for submission and approval by the Office of Administrative Law. Once the full package is prepared, the Department will publish it on this webpage. Reminder for potential training providers: The language of the required curriculum for RBS training courses found in Sections 162-166 had no clarity or necessity problems found by OAL and remains the same as the proposed text released on October 18, 2019.

Comment on Pending RBS Regulation

Please email questions or comments to

Public Comments

AB1221 RBS Public Hearing Transcript 10/11/19

Responses to Public Comments

Proposed Rulemaking

Preliminary Rulemaking Activities

The Regulations and Policy Unit is seeking input from stakeholders on the use of food trucks as a bona fide eating place under Business and Professions Code Section 23038. The Department requests any comments or input on  regulatory actions for food trucks be sent in writing. The Department desires to address this longstanding industry issue through a regulatory action in the coming year.

The Regulations and Policy Unit requests that your comments be sent to:

Regulations and Policy Unit
Office of the General Counsel
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Email comments may also be sent to