On a 4-1 vote today, the Senate Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations Committee advanced SB-44, legislation which increases the number of hours that retailers can sell beer and intoxicating liquor. An amendment was also passed enabling municipalities to impose more restrictive hours than those provided in the Bill. SB-44 will now advance to the full Senate. It’s companion legislation, AB-63 also passed recently in Committee and is also advanced to the full Assembly. To share your views with legislators you may use the Legislative Hotline at 1-800- 362-9472. For direct numbers or to find out who your legislators are, you may click here .