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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§19–903.

    (a)    There is a Class C beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (b)    The County Council may issue the license for use by:

        (1)    a yacht club and country and golf club that:

            (i)    has been incorporated for at least 5 years before filing the application for the license;

            (ii)    has at least 250 members paying dues of at least $10 per year per adult member;

            (iii)    has facilities for preparing and serving food on the premises to members and guests when accompanied by members; and

            (iv)    owns or operates a clubhouse that is on the premises and principally used for its members and guests;

        (2)    a local unit of a nationwide nonprofit organization or club composed only of members who served in the armed forces of the United States in a war in which the United States has been engaged that:

            (i)    has a charter from a national veterans’ organization that was granted at least 5 years before the application for the license was made;

            (ii)    has at least 50 members paying dues of at least $5 per year per member;

            (iii)    operates only for the use of its members and guests when accompanied by members; and

            (iv)    meets in a clubhouse principally used for its members and guests;

        (3)    a lodge or chapter of a nonprofit and nationwide fraternal organization that:

            (i)    is composed of inducted members;

            (ii)    has been operating in the county for at least 5 years before the application for the license was made;

            (iii)    has at least 125 members paying dues of at least $5 per year per member; and

            (iv)    owns or operates a home or clubhouse principally for the use of its members and guests when accompanied by members; or

        (4)    the nonprofit organization, Sailwinds of Cambridge, Inc., so long as an individual or group of individuals does not derive personal profits from the operation of the organization.

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

    (d)    When alcoholic beverages are served at an event open to the public at Sailwinds of Cambridge, Inc., the license holder:

        (1)    may distribute a wristband at the event to each individual who is at least 21 years old; and

        (2)    if wristbands are distributed at the event, may not serve an alcoholic beverage to an individual who is not wearing a wristband.

    (e)    (1)    The annual license fee is $1,000.

        (2)    The County Council shall remit the license fee:

            (i)    if the licensed premises is in a municipality, to the governing body of the municipality; or

            (ii)    if the licensed premises is not in a municipality, to the Finance Department of the county.