Hospitality industry seeks universal membership for private clubs

Hospitality industry seeks universal membership for private clubs

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state's hospitality industry wants to chip away at some of the strict liquor regulations that have confused tourists for years.

Private clubs want state liquor officials to change a rule that requires tourists and residents to pay for a membership to each club they want to enter.

Instead, they want to issue universal cards that would allow members into other clubs without paying additional fees, much like fraternal organizations have long enjoyed.

State law requiring a membership to enter any bar that serves liquor has long been seen as a deterrent to the state's tourism industry.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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