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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§4–109.

    (a)    A license application shall state:

        (1)    the class of license for which the applicant is applying;

        (2)    the name and address of the applicant and how long the applicant has resided at that address;

        (3)    that at least one applicant is a citizen of the United States;

        (4)    that for the 2 years immediately before filing the application the applicant has been a resident of the jurisdiction in which the applicant proposes to operate under the license for which the applicant is applying;

        (5)    the age and sex of the applicant;

        (6)    the birth place of the applicant, and if the applicant is a naturalized citizen, the date and place the applicant was naturalized;

        (7)    a description of the place for which the license is sought, including:

            (i)    the street and number, if practicable, or other description that definitively locates the place; and

            (ii)    a description of the portion of the building in which the business will be conducted;

        (8)    the name of the owner of the location where the business to be licensed is to be conducted;

        (9)    that the applicant has never been convicted of a felony;

        (10)    whether the applicant has ever been found guilty of violating a law in the State governing the sale of alcoholic beverages or the prevention of gambling;

        (11)    whether the applicant has a financial interest in the business to be conducted under the license;

        (12)    that the applicant has not had a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages revoked;

        (13)    that the applicant or a person on behalf of whom the application is filed does not have a financial interest in any other place of business in the jurisdiction for which an alcoholic beverage license has been applied for or issued;

        (14)    whether the applicant has been found guilty of violating a State or federal law;

        (15)    whether the applicant has held a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages and, if so, the name of the state and the location where the license was held;

        (16)    that during the term of the license, a person other than the applicant will not have a financial interest in the license or in the business to be conducted under the license;

        (17)    that a manufacturer, brewer, distiller, or wholesaler, directly or indirectly, does not have a financial interest in the premises or business of the applicant;

        (18)    that after receipt of a license, the applicant will not convey or grant an interest in the location or business to a manufacturer, brewer, distiller, or wholesaler, except as authorized under this article;

        (19)    that, except for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, when applying for the license, the applicant does not have indebtedness or other financial obligation to a manufacturer, brewer, distiller, or wholesaler;

        (20)    that after the license is issued, the applicant will not incur, directly or indirectly, indebtedness or other financial obligation other than for the purchase of alcoholic beverages to a manufacturer, brewer, distiller, or wholesaler; and

        (21)    that, if issued a license, the applicant will conform to all laws and regulations relating to the business in which the applicant proposes to engage.

    (b)    The application shall also include a statement executed and acknowledged by the owner of the location where the business is to be conducted that:

        (1)    agrees to the issuance of the license; and

        (2)    authorizes a warrantless inspection and search of the premises at any time in any part of the building in which the business is to be conducted by:

            (i)    the Comptroller;

            (ii)    the local licensing board and its authorized agents and employees; or

            (iii)    a peace officer of the county or municipality where the business is to be located.