The right of Utah restaurant patrons to sip alcoholic beverages while looking at menus before actually ordering food is well on its way to becoming written into state law.
Senators voted 24-0 Friday to pass HB240, sponsored by Rep. Janice Fisher, D-West Valley City, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently created an uproar by issuing a wave of citations to restaurants saying such a practice was a violation of current state law. The agency later backed off the effort.