ISSUES

Liquor Laws

The DABC should be abolished. The monopoly of alcohol sales in Utah is reminiscent of the Soviet Union and North Korea. Monopolies don't work. The DABC over the last generation has had more scandals than any other state agency. That is what should be expected from a monopoly. It ought to be replaced with a free enterprise system.

The .05 DUI is among the worst laws ever passed in the history of the state. It would make criminals out of a lot of innocent people and have little or no public safety effect on DUI or other issues. It also discourages tourism and put another bullet into the gun of Colorado and the other states that we compete against in tourism. I have a bill that would repeal the .05 DUI law until 3 others states pass similar legislation.