Liquor laws

An assistant manager arranges the alcohol at a State liquor store in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, May 27, 2010.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The 2014 Utah legislative session would not be the first in which Utah lawmakers wrestle with proposed changes to laws governing the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages. This year, bills may emerge challenging the partitions establishments must erect between customers and preparers, nicknamed the "Zion curtain" by detractors.

Deseret News coverage from the 2014 legislative session will track bills affecting Utah's liquor laws as part of our effort to focus on issues that matter to Utah families.

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