Liquor Laws Liquor Laws en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:01 MST Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:17:04 MST Newspapers Senate committee passes bill to beef up liquor law enforcement A bill that would divert fines from alcohol violations to the Utah Attorney General's Office for increased enforcement... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:22:18 MST Utah lawmakers to weigh alcohol laws, public health issues State lawmakers will hear the weird and the wonderful of Utah liquor laws from various interests groups, drinkers,... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:36:44 MST New study: Utah has lowest rate of alcohol deaths among 11 states that participated in report 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:26:35 MST Proposed new Utah liquor license may attract national chains 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 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:21:52 MST In our opinion: Lax enforcement, actions of few at fault, not Utah's liquor laws 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:57:52 MDT Salt Lake City considers loosening liquor laws, expanding area where bars can locate 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 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 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 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 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST Proposed changes to Utah liquor laws drawing many voices 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 MST Proposal would allow more Utah restaurants to obtain liquor licenses Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:59:07 MST