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A new law goes into effect July 1 requiring California bars to offer drug testing kits for adulterating drinks

A new law goes into effect July 1 requiring California bars to offer drug testing kits for adulterating drinks

A new law goes into effect July 1 requiring California bars to offer drug testing kits for adulterating drinks

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A bartender at Wipeout Bar & Grill prepares cocktails on June 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California.



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A new law requiring many California bars and nightclubs to offer common drug testing kits for date rape will go into effect Tuesday, according to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The law, Assembly Bill 1013, requires approximately 2,400 establishments with a Type 48 license to have signs informing customers that drug testing kits are available.

Type 48 licenses are issued to bars and nightclubs and authorize the sale of beer, wine and distilled beverages, according to the department.

The sign reads: “Don’t get drunk! Drink-spiking drug testing kits available here. Ask a member of staff for more details.”

The drug testing devices will be offered for sale at a reasonable price or provided to customers for free, according to the department.

The devices could include test strips, stickers or straws that can detect the presence of controlled substances in beverages.