Article - Alcoholic Beverages
§1–304. IN EFFECT
The Comptroller may delegate authority under this article and provisions of the Tax – General Article relating to alcoholic beverages to the Division director to issue or refuse to issue licenses and permits.
§1–304. ** TAKES EFFECT JUNE 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER 12 OF 2019 **
(a) A member of the Commission may not:
(1) have a direct or indirect financial interest, ownership, or management, including holding any stocks, bonds, or other similar financial interests, in the alcohol, tobacco, or motor fuel industries;
(2) have an official relationship to a person who holds a license or permit under this article or Title 16, Title 16.5, or Title 16.7 of the Business Regulation Article;
(3) be an elected official;
(4) receive or share in, directly or indirectly, the receipts or proceeds of any activities conducted in the alcohol or tobacco industries;
(5) have a beneficial interest in any contract for the manufacture or sale of any device or product or the provision of any independent consulting services in connection with a holder of a license or permit issued under this article or Title 16, Title 16.5, or Title 16.7 of the Business Regulation Article; or
(6) accept a contribution of money or property worth at least $100 from an entity or individual associated with the alcohol or tobacco industries with respect to the regulation of alcohol or tobacco.
(b) A member of the Commission shall file a financial disclosure statement with the State Ethics Commission in accordance with Title 5, Subtitle 6 of the General Provisions Article.