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The Los Angeles Times reports that the author of a California Senate bill banning self-checkout systems from being used for alcohol sales has pulled the bill for procedural reasons – by doing so, the bill can be introduced to the new legislative session in January without having to go through the committee process.

The bill, which already has been approved by the California Assembly, developed from the premise that self-checkout systems make it too easy for minors to buy alcohol.

According to the story, “California already forbids cigarettes, spray paint and some over-the-counter medications to be sold in self-service lines.”
KC's View:
As a parent, I think this sort of bill is a very good idea. There appears to be no downside.