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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§26–2102.

    (a)    In this section, “conviction” includes:

        (1)    a verdict or plea of guilty;

        (2)    the forfeiture of a bond or collateral accepted on a pending charge, warrant, or indictment before a court; or

        (3)    the revocation or suspension of a license by the Board because of a violation of this article or regulations adopted under this article.

    (b)    (1)    The Board may revoke a license if:

            (i)    within 2 years a license holder is convicted twice for a violation concerning an illegal sale of alcoholic beverages in or on the licensed premises on Sunday; or

            (ii)    within 2 years there are two convictions of the same agent or employee of a license holder for a violation concerning illegal sales of alcoholic beverages in or on the licensed premises on Sunday.

        (2)    The Board may revoke a license for:

            (i)    a felony conviction of a license holder or a stockholder of a corporation having the use of a license; or

            (ii)    failure to comply with § 26–1613(c) of this title.

        (3)    The Board may:

            (i)    allow a closing of the licensed premises for a reasonable period of time; but

            (ii)    revoke the license for the closing of the licensed premises for more than 30 days without the approval of the Board.

    (c)    The Board may suspend a license for at least 30 days for:

        (1)    a conviction of the license holder for a violation concerning an illegal sale of alcoholic beverages in or on the licensed premises on Sunday; or

        (2)    two or more convictions of different agents or employees of a license holder for a violation concerning an illegal sale of alcoholic beverages in or on the licensed premises on Sunday.

    (d)    (1)    If a license holder has not complied with the residency requirements specified in § 4–103, § 4–104, or § 4–105 of this article or Subtitle 14 of this title, the Board may revoke or suspend the license.

        (2)    The Board may revoke or suspend a license:

            (i)    for a conviction of the license holder for a violation of any State law concerning gambling in or on the licensed premises; or

            (ii)    if, within 2 years, there are two convictions of one or more of the agents or employees of a license holder for violations concerning gambling in or on the licensed premises.

        (3)    The Board may revoke or suspend a license that has been issued or transferred if the license has not been placed in operation after 6 months following the issuance or transfer.

    (e)    The Board may revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew a license, or refuse to issue a license to an applicant, if the license holder or applicant willfully failed or refused to pay hotel/motel taxes due to the county within 60 days after the license holder or applicant received the first notice of delinquency.

    (f)    Two or more violations against the same license holder, agent, or employee or affecting the same premises occurring on the same day are considered one offense.