Fiona Ma for State Assembly

California To Soon Outlaw Alcohol Sales Through Grocery Self-Check Out

One of the new California laws set to take effect on January 1st would make it illegal to purchase alcohol in grocery store self-checkout lines in an effort to prevent minors from buying alcohol.

The new law, authored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) requires a face-to-face transaction with a grocery clerk.


KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

”I thought something like this was already in place,” said Jessica, a shopper. “That’s why I didn't go through self checkout today. I went to the checker because I figured they’d have to check my ID. To me this just makes perfect sense.”

Sponsors of the bill included Mothers Against Drunk Driving.