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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§1–307.    IN EFFECT

    (a)    The Comptroller shall:

        (1)    maintain a record of:

            (i)    each license issued or approved under this article; and

            (ii)    any revocation, suspension, or cancellation of a license and any restriction imposed on a license with a brief explanation of the reason for the action; and

        (2)    allow any person to inspect the records at the Office of the Comptroller during regular business hours.

    (b)    The records of licenses required under subsection (a) of this section and any indices or dockets created to maintain the records:

        (1)    shall be retained for the later to occur of:

            (i)    3 years after the date of the last record entry; or

            (ii)    the date on which all audit requirements have been complied with; and

        (2)    may be destroyed after:

            (i)    the retention period in item (1) of this subsection has expired; and

            (ii)    Title 10, Subtitle 6, Part III of the State Government Article has been complied with.

§1–307.    ** TAKES EFFECT JUNE 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER 12 OF 2019 **

    (a)    The Commission has the powers and duties set forth in this section.

    (b)    The Commission shall:

        (1)    educate the public, by resource sharing and serving as an information clearinghouse, on such topics as:

            (i)    recent increases in alcohol content for popular beer and other beverages;

            (ii)    the proper limits of drinking for adults;

            (iii)    the adverse consequences of surpassing those limits;

            (iv)    parental or adult responsibility for serving alcohol to underage individuals; and

            (v)    comparable topics relating to smoking, vaping, tobacco, other tobacco products, and electronic nicotine delivery systems; and

        (2)    subject to federal approval, ensure that all alcoholic beverages sold in the State with an alcohol content exceeding 4.5% by volume bear a large and conspicuous label stating the percentage of alcohol content.

    (c)    (1)    The Commission shall conduct studies of:

            (i)    the operation and administration of similar laws in other states or countries; and

            (ii)    federal laws that may affect the operation of the alcohol or tobacco industries, the literature on those industries, and the reaction of residents of the State to existing and potential features of those industries.

        (2)    The Commission shall submit to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly the studies required under this subsection.