Okay, Maybe There's Something to the Stereotypes


Utah lawmakers wanted to show their peers from around the country that the myth you can't get booze in the state just isn't true. But when they started planning a national conference for state lawmakers, things went a little awry. For one, the opening will be held in the capitol building, and their attorneys told them it may not be legal to serve wine, beer or hard liquor in state buildings. Someone suggested a wine tasting. That was nixed because wineries can't donate the wine or ship it into the state without going through the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control where it is tagged and heavily taxed. Someone suggested a reception at a local theme park. But it doesn't have a liquor license.