Utah aims to abolish private club fees
A plan to abolish Utah’s peculiar private club law and its maddening membership fees is taking shape. Details are a little confusing, not unlike the state’s labyrinth of quirky liquor laws. But it appears that state hospitality and tourism industry officials, who have been clamoring for the reform of alcohol regulations that turn off and turn away tourists, are successfully picking their way through the minefield. And, if their luck holds, adults age 21 or older may soon be able to walk into a bar and purchase a legal alcoholic beverage without having to fill out forms, join the club and pay for the privilege.