New Legislation/Proposed Rules
10/29/2013 - Restaurant Guidelines for confirmation of intent to order food - Click here
There are currently no proposed rules.
The following rules became effective on 11/26/2013
R81-4A-7, R81-4C-7, and R81-10C-6 - Sale and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages/Sale and Purchase of Beer.
These rules were amended to reflect the change in statutory language to 32B-6-205(8), 32B-6-305(8) and 32B-6-905(8) intended to codify the safe harbor provision of confirmation of intent to order food. This rule is also being amended to remove the “gratuitously provided” and replace that language with “food items normally provided without charge.
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.