Utah Hospitality Association sues over Utah Liquor Laws
Updated: 7/01/2011 12:44 am | Published: 6/30/2011 8:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A major legal battle over Utah's liquor laws is now brewing in Salt Lake's Federal Court.
Thursday, the Utah Hospitality Association filed a lawsuit there trying to block controversial Senate Bill 314 from going into effect.
Significant portions of this bill are scheduled to become law at midnight Thursday.
The lawsuit contests two sections of the bill.
One deals with eliminating discount pricing for certain drinks.
The second has to do with Utah's quota system for liquor licenses, a system which changes under this new law.
The suit names Governor Gary Herbert, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and three DABC commissioners (the terms of the other two commissioners expire at midnight Thursday as well).
Stay tuned to ABC 4 News for more on this developing story.
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