Regulations and Rulemaking

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

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 by November 22, 2019. 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

Pending Rulemaking

Formal Rulemaking, matters pending with the Office of Administrative Law

Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act (AB1221)

The original Public Comments for AB 1221 Responsible Beverage Service Training Act closed as of 5:00pm, October 11, 2019.

Notice of Modifications

Any interested person may submit a written statement relating to the modified language during the public comment period from  October 18, 2019 and November 4, 2019. The written comment period will close at 12:00 p.m. on November 4, 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