New Legislation Passed in the 2015 General Session:
H.B. 48 Powdered Alcohol Amendments - Please click here to view text:
S.B. 198 Alcoholic Beverage Control Amendments (effecting procedures for collecting and storing background checks). Please click here to view text:
Proposed rules are published in the March 15, 2015 edition of the Utah State Bulletin and are available in PDF (official) and HTML (convenience) formats.
More on proposed rules Click here:
The Transfer of License Act became effective July 1, 2014. Please click here for more information:
Alcohol Server Training Program
In 1987, Utah became the second state in the country to require training for all on-premise alcohol servers. Ten states now have mandatory server training laws and six have voluntary programs.
Training for the responsible service of alcohol was not the government’s idea. Before 1987, Utah’s hospitality industry was already providing this training on a voluntary basis through programs developed by the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Motel Association. The resulting legislation established a mandatory Alcohol Training and Education Seminar for employees of businesses that serve alcohol for consumption on the premises.