Lawmaker Changes Focus of Proposed Task Force

Lawmaker Changes Focus of Proposed Task Force

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A lawmaker has changed the focus of a proposed task force after the LDS Church and other organizations complained.

Representative David Ure of Kamas has changed the focus from how Utah's alcohol laws affect tourism to a broad study of tourism.

Yesterday, members of a House committee approved the legislation, but not before cautioning that the task force should leave the state's alcohol laws alone.

Ure said tampering with liquor statutes was never his intent and that he's not liberalizing the alcohol laws.

The new version of his bill would create a task force of 12 legislators to examine how to attract new tourists, get them to stay longer and spend more money.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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