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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Jan. 26, 2014

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Utah's 2014 legislative session

Many issues will vie for attention in the coming weeks. The Deseret News has chosen five we feel are of particular importance and concern. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2014

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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 away. This is obviously taking away tax... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2013

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Lawmakers hear proposals for, against lowering blood-alcohol driving limit

A Washington D.C.-based advocacy group is challenging a proposal being made to state legislators to lower the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Utah. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2013

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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. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2013

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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 and those demanding tighter reins to... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2013

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