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'Zion Curtain' bill released, but quickly runs into controversy

Feb 27, 2017 - The Salt Lake Tribune

A long-awaited bill to reform Utah's liquor laws and possibly do away with the 7-foot-tall "Zion Curtain" to keep children from seeing drinks mixed in restaurants was greeted Monday with an immediate surge of controversy and industry opposition.

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, abruptly canceled a news conference that he had called to explain his 144-page HB442, saying it "ran into some whitewater."

One big cause for concern is that rather than eliminating the Zion Cur...