Despite an appeal from the state liquor control board for a veto, Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law Friday legislation making changes to the board and Utah's liquor laws.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to request that Herbert veto SB314. They objected to allowing the governor to appoint the chairman of the board instead of having commissioners select their own, and opposed allowing bars and restaurants to sell their liquor licenses.
Herbert had declined comment on the matter prior to signing the bill.