Lawmakers Deal with Liquor Laws

Lawmakers Deal with Liquor Laws

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah Legislators planning a national conference of state lawmakers are finding it a bit of an ordeal to have cocktails there.

They want to dispel the notion that you can't drink in Utah. But their roadblocks are laws they passed.

The opening social is being held at the Utah Capitol, but legislative attorneys aren't sure if alcohol's allowed in state-owned buildings.

Another Legislator suggested a wine tasting, but wine can't be donated or shipped into the state without being taxed and tagged.

Another idea was to hold a reception at a family oriented theme park, but it doesn't have a liquor license.

90 percent of the Legislators are Mormon, but all Legislators agree that state lawmakers meeting next year will want to drink at social functions.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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