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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§22–909.

    (a)    There is:

        (1)    a 6–day Class C–3 (country club, social organization, topiary garden, or yacht or boat club) beer, wine, and liquor license; and

        (2)    a 7–day Class C–3 (country club, social organization, topiary garden, or yacht or boat club) beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (b)    The Board may issue the 6–day license or the 7–day license for use by:

        (1)    a country club that:

            (i)    may be operated for profit or not for profit;

            (ii)    has at least 75 members paying dues of at least $50 per year per member; and

            (iii)    maintains a regular or championship golf course of at least nine holes or a swimming pool that is at least 20 by 40 feet;

        (2)    a social organization that:

            (i)    may be operated for profit or not for profit;

            (ii)    has at least 100 members paying dues of at least $200 per year per member;

            (iii)    has at least 51% of its membership consisting of:

                1.    active members of the armed forces of the United States;

                2.    veterans of the armed forces of the United States;

                3.    active or retired policemen; and

                4.    the spouses and children of the eligible members under items 1 through 3 of this item;

            (iv)    is secured by electronic means and is accessible only to members and their guests over the age of 21;

            (v)    requires each server of alcoholic beverages at the social organization to hold a certificate of completion from an approved alcohol awareness program as described in § 4–505 of this article;

            (vi)    has parking facilities to accommodate the vehicles of members and their guests;

            (vii)    is zoned for business or commercial use; and

            (viii)    maintains a list of all active members available for review by the Board of License Commissioners;

        (3)    a topiary garden that:

            (i)    operates a public museum and garden for the members of the topiary garden and the public as guests of the members;

            (ii)    is open to the public for at least 6 days a week for at least 6 hours a day during at least 5 months each year; and

            (iii)    has food preparation facilities on the premises for the convenience of guests; or

        (4)    a yacht or boat club that:

            (i)    may be operated for profit or not for profit;

            (ii)    owns real property in the county; and

            (iii)    has at least 150 dues–paying members, of whom at least 50 own a yacht, boat, or other vessel.

    (c)    (1)    The 6–day license authorizes the license holder to sell or provide beer, wine, and liquor from Monday through Saturday at a club at the place described in the license, for on–premises consumption by members and guests.

        (2)    The 7–day license authorizes the license holder to sell or provide beer, wine, and liquor from Monday through Sunday at a club at the place described in the license, for on–premises consumption by members and guests.

        (3)    (i)    The 6–day license and the 7–day license authorize the license holder to sell or provide beer, wine, and liquor for on–premises consumption by:

                1.    nonmembers of the club that have rented or leased an area of the licensed premises for entertainment, a conference, or a social event; and

                2.    guests who attend the event.

            (ii)    The license holder shall:

                1.    contract to provide food for consumption at the event described in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph; or

                2.    ensure that food will be available for consumption at the event described in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph.

            (iii)    This paragraph does not prohibit a club from obtaining a Class C per diem license.

    (d)    (1)    Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor during the hours and days as set out under § 22–2004(f) of this title.

        (2)    A social organization granted a license under this section may sell beer, wine, and liquor on Monday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    (e)    (1)    The annual fee for the 6–day license is $1,300.

        (2)    The annual fee for the 7–day license is $1,400.