Utah House passes beer bill compromise; measure moves on to Senate

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    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Utah House lawmakers voted Wednesday afternoon to approve a compromise bill that would increase the alcohol content in beer able to be sold outside of state liquor stores in Utah.

    The compromise was reached early Wednesday, with lawmakers agreeing that beer with 4.0 percent alcohol by weight was an agreeable compromise over 4.8 percent, which was initially proposed in Senate Bill 132.

    Currently, Utah's grocery and convenience stores can sell beer with a maximum of 3.2 percent alcohol by weight.

    The Senate, which voted for the proposal even before the compromise was struck, is likely to approve the measure as well.

    A task force that was slated to be established when lawmakers initially shot down SB 132 will still study the potential health consequences of the increase.

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