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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§12–905.

    (a)    There is a Class B–D–7 beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (b)    (1)    The Board may issue a Class B–D–7 license if the Board determines that the license is reasonably necessary for the convenience of the public.

        (2)    In making the determination, the Board shall consider the number of beer, wine, and liquor outlets in a given area and the number of days the outlets are open, rather than the nature of the outlets.

    (c)    The license authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail at the place described in the license, for on– and off–premises consumption.

    (d)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor during the hours and days set out under § 12–2004(c) of this title.

        (2)    The hours of sale for a license holder in an area bounded by Liberty Heights Avenue, Northern Parkway, Druid Park Drive, and Wabash Avenue are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    (e)    The Board shall adopt regulations to determine the manner of operation of a licensed premises.

    (f)    The annual license fee is $1,320.

    (g)    (1)    The Board may reissue a Class B–D–7 beer, wine, and liquor license as a Class A–2 beer, wine, and liquor (package goods) license if the licensed premises is:

            (i)    within the 41st legislative district; and

            (ii)    equipped with high–definition cameras that provide continuous, 24–hour monitoring inside and outside the licensed premises.

        (2)    The hours of sale for the 7–day beer, wine, and liquor (package goods) license authorized under this subsection are from 9 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday.

        (3)    A holder of a 7–day beer, wine, and liquor (package goods) license authorized under this subsection that unlawfully sells or provides alcoholic beverages to an individual under the age of 21 years is subject to:

            (i)    for a first offense, a fine of not less than $1,500 or more than $3,000; and

            (ii)    for a second or subsequent offense, a license suspension or revocation.