Liquor Laws http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Liquor Laws en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:33:03 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss New study: Utah has lowest rate of alcohol deaths among 11 states that participated in report http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649847/New-study-Utah-has-lowest-rate-of-alcohol-deaths-among-11-states-that-participated-in-report.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649847/New-study-Utah-has-lowest-rate-of-alcohol-deaths-among-11-states-that-participated-in-report.html A new federal study shows Utah had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths over a five-year period among 11 states that... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:15:15 MDT Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html State lawmakers stood pat on liquor laws this year, though there was some talk of removing the so-called Zion Curtain in Utah... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:00:00 MDT Bill aims to clarify use of breathalyzers in Utah bars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598649/Bill-aims-to-clarify-use-of-breathalyzers-in-Utah-bars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598649/Bill-aims-to-clarify-use-of-breathalyzers-in-Utah-bars.html State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that clarifies how breathalyzer machines should be used in bars. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:20:00 MDT Letter: Liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589885/Letter-Liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589885/Letter-Liquor-laws.html I currently live in St. George, Utah, and in order to get alcohol late at night I choose to drive to Mesquite just 40 minutes... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Wine advocates give Utah lowest marks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636507/Wine-advocates-give-Utah-lowest-marks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636507/Wine-advocates-give-Utah-lowest-marks.html Utah ranks dead-last on a list of wine-friendly states for its government controls and Byzantine liquor laws. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:51:59 MDT Leaders debate reality, perception of Utah liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584075/Leaders-debate-reality-perception-of-Utah-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584075/Leaders-debate-reality-perception-of-Utah-liquor-laws.html A tug-of-war over Utah's liquor laws is brewing between those calling for fewer restrictions as a way to attract new business... Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:23:13 MDT Valentine: Too soon to say whether blood alcohol limit should be lowered http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580086/Valentine-Too-soon-to-say-whether-blood-alcohol-limit-should-be-lowered.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580086/Valentine-Too-soon-to-say-whether-blood-alcohol-limit-should-be-lowered.html Sen. John Valentine, the legislator behind most of the recent changes to Utah's liquor laws, said Wednesday it's too soon to... Wed, 15 May 2013 15:15:00 MDT Nothing silly about Utah's liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578683/Nothing-silly-about-Utahs-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578683/Nothing-silly-about-Utahs-liquor-laws.html Utah is known nationwide for its strict liquor laws, and these policies drive a lot of debate. A recent article by Paul Mero... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:50:00 MDT Big fines proposed to curb underage drinking trend in Utah restaurants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575237/Big-fines-proposed-to-curb-underage-drinking-trend-in-Utah-restaurants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575237/Big-fines-proposed-to-curb-underage-drinking-trend-in-Utah-restaurants.html Bill SB261 proposes to stiffen the penalties for restaurants caught serving alcohol to minors. A first offense would result... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:10:00 MST Bill would remove 'Zion curtain' in Utah restaurants that serve alcohol http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574314/Bill-would-remove-Zion-curtain-in-Utah-restaurants-that-serve-alcohol.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574314/Bill-would-remove-Zion-curtain-in-Utah-restaurants-that-serve-alcohol.html A state lawmaker who wants to tear down the so-called "Zion curtain" in Utah restaurants says there's nothing to show that... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:04:02 MST Senate clears path for restaurant chains to get liquor licenses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574201/Senate-clears-path-for-restaurant-chains-to-get-liquor-licenses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574201/Senate-clears-path-for-restaurant-chains-to-get-liquor-licenses.html Restaurants that serve alcohol would not have to wait for a state liquor license to become available in order to open more... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:20:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislative session is a boiling cauldron of conjecture http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622760/Legislative-session-is-a-boiling-cauldron-of-conjecture.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622760/Legislative-session-is-a-boiling-cauldron-of-conjecture.html With so many big issues, so little time, and so many politicos — all concentrated in such a small area — a... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Utah lawmakers consider liquor law change to attract national chains http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566772/Utah-lawmakers-consider-liquor-law-change-to-attract-national-chains.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566772/Utah-lawmakers-consider-liquor-law-change-to-attract-national-chains.html Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:26:35 MST Proposed new Utah liquor license may attract national chains http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566675/Proposed-new-Utah-liquor-license-may-attract-national-chains.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566675/Proposed-new-Utah-liquor-license-may-attract-national-chains.html Restaurant chains with alcohol on the menu that are looking to expand could do so with one liquor license under a bill... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:42:22 MST Salt Lake Trader Joe's opening delayed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566104/Salt-Lake-Trader-Joes-opening-delayed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566104/Salt-Lake-Trader-Joes-opening-delayed.html Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:21:52 MST In our opinion: Lax enforcement, actions of few at fault, not Utah's liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765605129/Lax-enforcement-actions-of-few-at-fault-not-Utahs-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765605129/Lax-enforcement-actions-of-few-at-fault-not-Utahs-liquor-laws.html Once again, a legislative audit has cast a cloud over the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 MDT Summit confirms Utah's liquor laws working, Senate leaders say http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561919/Summit-confirms-Utahs-liquor-laws-working-Senate-leaders-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561919/Summit-confirms-Utahs-liquor-laws-working-Senate-leaders-say.html A summit on alcohol policy Thursday featuring national experts on the issue affirmed for some influential state lawmakers... Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:31:02 MDT Lawsuit challenging Utah liquor laws dismissed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561469/Lawsuit-challenging-Utah-liquor-laws-dismissed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561469/Lawsuit-challenging-Utah-liquor-laws-dismissed.html A lawsuit challenging changes to Utah's liquor laws has been settled. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:27:10 MDT Salt Lake council discusses size, hours of proposed neighborhood bars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561029/Salt-Lake-council-discusses-size-hours-of-proposed-neighborhood-bars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561029/Salt-Lake-council-discusses-size-hours-of-proposed-neighborhood-bars.html A proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker to allow neighborhood bars in Salt Lake City inched closer to reality Tuesday. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:56:27 MDT SLC leaders propose alternative to mayor's neighborhood bar plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560984/SLC-leaders-propose-alternative-to-mayors-neighborhood-bar-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560984/SLC-leaders-propose-alternative-to-mayors-neighborhood-bar-plan.html The way Charlie Luke sees it, there are areas of the city where bars are appropriate, and neighborhoods aren't among them. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:06:31 MDT S.L. City Council agrees to take another look at neighborhood bars with restrictions in place http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559212/SL-City-Council-agrees-to-take-another-look-at-neighborhood-bars-with-restrictions-in-place.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559212/SL-City-Council-agrees-to-take-another-look-at-neighborhood-bars-with-restrictions-in-place.html City leaders have agreed to explore the possibility of expanding the area where businesses can serve alcohol, but not in... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:19:49 MDT SLC residents can weigh in on expanding area where businesses can serve alcohol http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559145/SLC-residents-can-weigh-in-on-expanding-area-where-businesses-can-serve-alcohol.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559145/SLC-residents-can-weigh-in-on-expanding-area-where-businesses-can-serve-alcohol.html Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:57:52 MDT Salt Lake City considers loosening liquor laws, expanding area where bars can locate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765574194/Salt-Lake-City-considers-loosening-liquor-laws-expanding-area-where-bars-can-locate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765574194/Salt-Lake-City-considers-loosening-liquor-laws-expanding-area-where-bars-can-locate.html Oscar and Judith McConkie live about two blocks away from the corner of 2100 East and 1300 South. Four of the couple's eight... Sun, 06 May 2012 23:51:26 MDT Renewed challenge to Utah liquor laws no longer mentions LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554187/Renewed-challenge-to-Utah-liquor-laws-no-longer-mentions-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554187/Renewed-challenge-to-Utah-liquor-laws-no-longer-mentions-LDS-Church.html The Utah Hospitality Association claimed LDS Church representatives warned lawmakers there would be repercussions if they did... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:07:18 MDT Judge dismisses challenge to Utah liquor laws but leaves room for revised lawsuit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552924/Judge-dismisses-challenge-to-Utah-liquor-laws-but-leaves-room-for-revised-lawsuit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552924/Judge-dismisses-challenge-to-Utah-liquor-laws-but-leaves-room-for-revised-lawsuit.html A federal judge unexpectedly dismissed a lawsuit Monday aimed at overturning recent changes to Utah liquor laws but left the... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:11:59 MDT Readers' forum: Closely regulate liquor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221519/Closely-regulate-liquor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221519/Closely-regulate-liquor.html There has been much talk about deregulating liquor, making it available in the grocery stores and more accessible to whomever... Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Don't change liquor law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700220257/Dont-change-liquor-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700220257/Dont-change-liquor-law.html Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST Proposed changes to Utah liquor laws drawing many voices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398249/Proposed-changes-to-Utah-liquor-laws-drawing-many-voices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398249/Proposed-changes-to-Utah-liquor-laws-drawing-many-voices.html Poised to make changes to Utah's liquor laws, state lawmakers have more than the usual voices to steer their decisions. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:55:24 MST State attorneys say Utah can prohibit happy hour discounts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215531/State-attorneys-say-Utah-can-prohibit-happy-hour-discounts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215531/State-attorneys-say-Utah-can-prohibit-happy-hour-discounts.html State attorneys say Utah has authority to prevent beer taverns and liquor clubs from offering happy-hour discounts. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:42:14 MST A Brewing Battle: Loosening liquor laws worry experts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215457/A-Brewing-Battle-Loosening-liquor-laws-worry-experts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215457/A-Brewing-Battle-Loosening-liquor-laws-worry-experts.html As more states push towards privatizing liquor laws, some public health and safety experts express concern. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 13:40:29 MST Town of liquor foe Carry Nation OKs Sunday sales http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700203537/Town-of-liquor-foe-Carry-Nation-OKs-Sunday-sales.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700203537/Town-of-liquor-foe-Carry-Nation-OKs-Sunday-sales.html Turn-of-the-century teetotaler Carry A. Nation began her campaign against drinking by busting up saloons in Kansas, which to... Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:56:36 MST Town of liquor foe Carry Nation OKs Sunday sales http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700203446/Town-of-liquor-foe-Carry-Nation-OKs-Sunday-sales.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700203446/Town-of-liquor-foe-Carry-Nation-OKs-Sunday-sales.html Turn-of-the-century teetotaler Carry A. Nation began her campaign against drinking by busting up saloons in Kansas, which to... Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:35:19 MST Washington state voters will decide liquor law changes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393155/Washington-state-voters-will-decide-liquor-law-changes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393155/Washington-state-voters-will-decide-liquor-law-changes.html The rules regarding alcohol distribution in Washington state are now in the hands of voters and their decision could generate... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:30:18 MDT Utah liquor board lacks industry representation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170602/Utah-liquor-board-lacks-industry-representation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170602/Utah-liquor-board-lacks-industry-representation.html All of Utah's state boards and commissions that oversee licensing, permits and disciplinary action include industry... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 14:55:54 MDT Readers' forum: Utah's liquor law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700144817/Utahs-liquor-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700144817/Utahs-liquor-law.html A recent article made me ask a lot of questions about the liquor laws in the state (Liquor laws loosened, but still... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:00 MDT Liquor laws loosened, but still restrictive http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700143684/Liquor-laws-loosened-but-still-restrictive.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700143684/Liquor-laws-loosened-but-still-restrictive.html In a converted mechanic's garage in the resort town of Park City, visitors to Utah can sample some of the state's new more... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 18:27:19 MDT In our opinion: Utah and freedom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700142953/Utah-and-freedom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700142953/Utah-and-freedom.html The Mercatus Center at George Mason University believes in freedom; so much so that when it issued a report this week ranking... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:00:00 MDT Herbert questions closure of liquor stores http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700121790/Herbert-questions-closure-of-liquor-stores.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700121790/Herbert-questions-closure-of-liquor-stores.html The Utah Legislature's plan to close some profitable liquor stores and change the state's liquor laws came under fire from... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:37:25 MDT Readers' forum: Huntsman should wait http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700106244/Huntsman-should-wait.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700106244/Huntsman-should-wait.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 MST Proposal would allow more Utah restaurants to obtain liquor licenses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705365402/Proposal-would-allow-more-Utah-restaurants-to-obtain-liquor-licenses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705365402/Proposal-would-allow-more-Utah-restaurants-to-obtain-liquor-licenses.html Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:59:07 MST