- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A proposal to kill one of Utah’s most notable liquor laws has died in the state Legislature.

Heber City Republican Rep. Kraig Powell says he is dropping the effort to take down restaurant walls blocking alcoholic drink mixing from public view.

Mormon church leaders in January asked legislators not to change the state’s liquor laws.

Powell says that’s a big reason why his measure could not gather enough support from the state Senate.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/PuVglj ) Orem Republican Sen. John Valentine agrees.

A similar measure to take down the so-called “Zion curtains” died last year in the Senate.

Critics of the barriers say they are unfair because only some restaurants are required to put them up.

Lawmakers are scheduled to adjourn their 2014 session late Thursday night.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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