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SB 314 to kill Utah Beer Fest
Perhaps you have heard about the liquor law changes being proposed in the Utah Senate. You probably didn't hear that one of the changes in Senate Bill 314 would stop City Weekly from putting on their Second Annual Utah Beer Fest.
Didn't it feel great last summer, being part of a REAL beer fest where you could sample the brewers wares without the need of tokens or chits or any silly payment per sample. Ahh, it was just like everywhere else.
Well, Senator Valentine noticed you enjoying yourself and decided to put a stop to it. Here is the relevant summary from the bill:
prohibits event permittees from selling, offering for sale, or furnishing an indefinite 60 or unlimited number of alcoholic products during a set period for a fixed price
Other fun (read that sarcastically) changes are the push back of beer sales to 11:30 am, an hour and a half later than current law of 10:00 am.
Perhaps it would be worth your while to either go to the committee meeting or call your Senator and/or Committee members.
The committee meeting is tomorrow (Wed 23rd) at 7:30 am in room 210 of the Senate Building.
Link to text of SB-314: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillint/sb0314.pdf
Link to committee schedule: http://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Commit.asp?Year=2011&Com=SSTBUS
Link to Legislative Roster: http://le.utah.gov/Documents/2010roster.pdf
Link to post on Utahbeer: http://utahbeer.blogspot.com/2011/02/your-pound-of-flesh-is-due.html
Here are the committee members contact information:
John L Valentine 857 E 970 N (R) OREM UT 84097 Utah Home (801) 224−1693 Office (801) 373−6345 Fax (801) 377−4991 Curtis S Bramble 3663 N 870 E (R) PROVO UT 84604 Utah Home (801) 226−3663 Cell (801) 361−5802 Fax (801) 812−8297
Gene Davis 865 PARKWAY AVE (D) SALT LAKE CITY UT 84106 Salt Lake Home (801) 484−9428 Fax (801) 484−9442
David Hinkins P O BOX 485
(R) ORANGEVILLE UT 84537
Carbon, Emery, Home (435) 384−5550
Grand, San Juan, Office (435) 748−2828
Utah Fax (435) 748−2089
Dan Liljenquist 553 S DAVIS BLVD (R) BOUNTIFUL UT 84010 Davis Home (801) 294−2378 Karen Mayne 5044 W BANNOCK CIR (D) WEST VALLEY CITY UT 84120 Asst. Minority Whip Home (801) 968−7756 Salt Lake Stephen H Urquhart 634 E 1100 S (R) ST GEORGE UT 84790 Washington Phone (435) 668−7759 Fax (435) 272−4484 Kevin T Van Tassell 3424 W 1500 N (R) VERNAL UT 84078 Daggett, Duchesne, Home (435) 789−0724 Summit, Uintah, Office (435) 789−7082 Wasatch Fax (435) 789−8411