In an effort to combat under 21 drinking rates in Montgomery County, during graduation season and into the summer months, the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is teaming up with industry leader Anheuser-Bush, Inc. to launch an educational effort aimed at alcohol retailers.
The educational materials include ID checking guides, We ID buttons, posters, clings and more. Materials will be distributed at the free ALERT classes, in the Licensing Office and through local alcohol inspectors. For more information or to order materials directly, email email@example.com.
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Fiscal Year 2013 Montgomery County Alcohol Legislation:
HB-645 (Chapter 128) Montgomery County Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Distances from schools, Places of worship Changes from a unanimous action by the board to a majority vote to approve a license that falls between 700 and 300.
HB-647 (Chapter 129) Montgomery County Town of Kensington BWST License -Authorizes up to 3 BWST licenses may be issued to class A license holders in Kensington.
HB-649 (Chapter 130) Montgomery County Refillable Beer Containers Authorizes class B beer and wine and class D beer and wine license holders may apply for beer growler authority.
HB-672 (Chapter 133) Montgomery County Consumption of wine not from the license holder Adds class H beer and wine license holders to the list of licensees who may apply for wine corkage authority.
All the above bills take effect July 1, 2013.
Fiscal Year 2012 Montgomery County Alcohol Legislation:
HB-110 (Chapter 100) Authorizes CJIS to advise the respective County Liquor Board subsequent to an initial report of any criminal reports issued with regard to a licensee. (effective 7/1/12)
HB-686 (Chapter 390) Montgomery County Takoma Park - Adds off-sale privilege to class B beer and wine hotel/restaurant licensees in Takoma Park. (effective 7/1/12 with a 2 year sunset provision).
HB687 (chapter 132) - Montgomery County Rock Spring Center By unanimous vote of the BLC, the board may issue an alcoholic beverage license in the area directly across the street from the Thomas Johnson High School. (effective 7/1/12)
HB-690 (chapter 133) Montgomery County Damascus - Authorizes the BLC to issue a class H beer/wine on-sale license to a hotel/restaurant in the town of Damascus, with a referendum. (effective 7/1/12 and 30 days after the referendum).
HB-691 (chapter 134) Montgomery County Creates a special art gallery license, fee $100. (effective 7/1/12)
HB-1432 (Chapter 642) and SB-1059 (Chapter 641) Authorizes the Comptroller to enforce certain provisions over a Department of Liquor Control regarding: 1) the purchase or importation of alcoholic beverages, and 2) the sale of alcoholic beverages to a wholesaler or retailer. (effective 6/1/12)
SB-627 (Chapter 275) - Multiple Counties - The affect on Montgomery County is to increase the number of class B b/w/l licenses the BLC can issue to the same entity from a total of 6 licenses to a total of 10 licenses. (effective 6/1/12)
Fiscal Year 2011 Montgomery County Alcohol Legislation:
2-11, Montgomery County Alcohol Sales- Burtonsville Towne Square and Hillandale Shopping Center
3-11, Montgomery County Alcoholic Beverages- Beer and Wine Sampling or Tasting License
9-11, Montgomery County- Town of Kensington- Off Sale Beer and Light Wine Licenses
14-11, Montgomery County Alcoholic Beverages- Special Culinary School License