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Utah Beer Definition Change Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 132 would change the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.8% (4% ABV to 6% ABV).

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.05 BAC Now Law in Utah

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 155 lowers the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) from .08 to .05.

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Zion CurtainProvision Altered in UT

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 442 would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from liquor mixing and pouring, but would be required to designate a dispensing area within which the …More

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UT Zion Moat Bill Intro’ed

Among a multitude of provisions, H.B. 442 would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from liquor mixing and pouring if they install a 10-foot buffer between the area and where …More

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Utah .05 BAC Bill Introduced

House Bill 155 seeks to lower the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) from .08 to .05.

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New Utah Law Makes Powdered Alcohol Illegal

Signed into law, House Bill 48 makes it unlawful for a person to use, offer for use, purchase, offer to purchase, sell, offer to sell, furnish, or possess powdered alcohol for human consumption.

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