Zion Curtain

State Government
4:19 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Legislator Wants All Restaurants to Have Separate Drink Prep Area

Flickr: Matteo Paciotti

Republican Senator John Valentine is well known for his involvement with shaping Utah’s liquor laws, but he’s now voicing some regret about the legislation he sponsored.

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4:22 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Report Shows Lower Rate of Alcohol Abuse Problems in Utah

  A report done for the Utah legislature shows the social problems associated with alcohol are decreasing.  But the legislator behind the report says it would be hard to justify changes in Utah’s liquor laws based just on the report’s findings.

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Business & Labor
5:22 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

"Zion Curtain" Removal Bill Moves Out of House Committee

Members of House Business and Labor Committee listen to debate on HB350
Brian Grimmett

A couple of alcohol related bills managed to make their way through House committees Wednesday including one that would eliminate Utah’s so-called “Zion Curtain.”

HB228 eliminates provisions in Utah law that requires restaurants to keep open liquor bottles and the actual mixing of drinks out of public sight. Republican Rep. Gage Froerer voted in favor of the bill. He says the current law is an unnecessary obstacle.

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