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At The Table with: Senator Jerry Stevenson, Representative

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At The Table with: Senator Jerry Stevenson, Representative Brad Wilson, Nina McDermott with the DABC and Melva Sine, President of the Utah Restaurant Association

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At The Table with: Senator Jerry Stevenson, Representative Brad Wilson, Nina McDermott with the DABC and Melva Sine, President of the Utah Restaurant Association
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7007804?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:35:08 +0000 At The Table with: Senator Jerry Stevenson, Representative At The Table with: Senator Jerry Stevenson, Representative Brad Wilson, Nina McDermott with the DABC and Melva Sine, President of the Utah Restaurant Association http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7007804?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City >> surae: welcome back. this week on "at the table" a conversation about utah's new liquor policies. the special guest host melva, president of the utah restaurant association. >> glen: she's at the table at the new yorker with the sponsors of hb-442. representative wilson and senator stevenson, as well as nina from the department of alcohol beverage control to talk about how the policies my affect restaurants in utah. [??] >> i'd like to welcome you to the new yorker restaurant today. we are here with senator jerry stevenson, with representative brad wilson and nina mcdermott, who is compliance with the department of beverage control. i'm melva. we're here to talk about the alcohol policy that is going to take effect, many parts, this year and continue for the next five years until it's totally in place in 2022. >> senator stevenson and i have been working in this space for awhile. it seemed like there were a number of issues around alcohol policy that needed to be discussed and addressed. >> i don't think there was ever an intent to go out and disrupt the restaurant busines. or the bar business in the state of utah with this legislation. this allows the difference -- the difference in dates allows to step into it. look at it a piece at a time. and not disrupt business. >> and how are the implementation dates affecting the udapc, nina? >> the bill was significant. and so there's a lot of moving parts. it up it is not only restaurants, but it touches pretty much every aspect of business that the dvac does and regulate. the dates help us in implementation in a way that we can kind of prioritize what we need to tackle first. >> okay. there's been some concern regarding the sign. >> that was one of the things on the up front side. i felt like we were most agreed to, is that there could be some signage that would identify the type of establishment you were going into. >> the reason behind it is to diff differentiate that of a bar and restaurant and not have a bar environment operating in restaurants. we wanted to have a restaurant feel and environment that way. there are different operating standards that apply to a restaurant in terms of children and purchasing food with alcohol. and how close children can sit to the bar, even if they can see storage and dispensing the alcohol occurring. >> do you see in the foreseeable future? do you want to wait until 2022 until this is fully implemented? do you think if there are concerns or issues, that people can bring those issues to you? >> guest: the intent of the legislation was to simplify the process that we had. and to make it more workable for not only for the public but also for the business, our business community. >> we heard from restaurants that didn't want to have storage and dispensing of alcohol beyond a separate wall or a separate curtain. and wanted to give them an opportunity to operate in a way different than what they're operating now. and did we get it perfect? probably not. whether it will require legislative action to deal with something that needs to be addressed, is hard to predict at this point. as we kind of wrapped this up, it was interesting to think back over the session of all the different meetings and discussions that we had. and of course, melva, you and your association were actively engaged in all of those discussions. and you've been a strong presence on capitol hill for a long time. >> i appreciate you taking time. and coming and joining us. and i appreciate all you do at the legislator. the number one goal, what's best for the state of utah. and keeping that in mind, and we truly appreciate that. so thank you. >> glen: so this new law was one of the bigger issues from this year's legislative session. a lot of stake holders keeping a close eye on it. >> surae: definitely. for more "at the table" check out the "ality the table"





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