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Statute Text

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Article - Alcoholic Beverages
§11–102.  
(a)   Except as otherwise provided in this section, the hours during which alcoholic beverages may be sold or delivered to retail license holders by holders of wholesalers’ licenses are from 6 a.m. to midnight, on every day except Sundays.
(b)    (1)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a), (c), and (d) of this section, in each county of the State and in Baltimore City, the holder of a wholesale license may enter into an agreement with the holder of a special 1-day license issued pursuant to § 7-101 of this article to deliver beer on the effective day of the license and accept returns on the same day of delivery.
(2)   The parties shall agree upon the type of equipment, services, personnel, and supplies that shall be required for the dispensing of draft beer.
(c)   Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, in Allegany County, a holder of a beer wholesaler’s license may deliver draft beer to a retail license holder on Sundays and the beer wholesaler may provide equipment for the dispensing of draft beer at a rental price not less than the fair market cost for the rental. The provisions of this subsection do not violate any of the provisions of § 12-104 of this article.
(d)   In Anne Arundel County, whenever a special Class C license is issued under the provisions of § 7-101 of this article, the holders of wholesale licenses may agree with the holder of a special Class C license to deliver beer on the effective date of the license and accept returns on the same day. The holder of a special Class C license shall pay for any equipment, services, personnel, and supplies required for dispensing draft beer, prior to the expiration of the license.
(e)   In Montgomery County, the hours during which alcoholic beverages may be sold or delivered to retail license holders by the department of liquor control are from 6 a.m. to midnight on every day except Sundays.
(f)    (1)   This subsection applies only in Talbot County.
(2)   The hours during which alcoholic beverages may be sold or delivered to retail license holders by holders of wholesalers’ licenses are from 6 a.m. to midnight, on every day except Sundays and election days.
(g)   In Worcester County, the hours during which the Liquor Control Board may sell or deliver alcoholic beverages, except beer and light wine, to retail license holders are from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.