Utahns will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on two issues involving state liquor laws in November.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Review Task Force will hold a public hearing Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in Room 403 of the State Capitol to discuss a package of liquor laws changed the state Legislature will consider in January. Among other things, the reforms would replace minibottles with metered drinks in a glass and would abolish the practice of "brown-bagging," or bringing bottles of liquor into a restaurant.The Citizen's Council on Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Wednesday it will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at 1625 S. 900 West to discuss whether the state should outlaw beer sales at convenience stores.
Stan Altman, chairman of the citizens council, said he expects a lively debate on the beer sales.
"So far, there has been no evidence of a relationship between beer and gas sales and DUIs (driving under the influence of alcohol)," he said.