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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§18–1601.

    (a)    (1)    (i)    Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the Board may not issue more than one of any license with an off–sale privilege for every 1,350 residents in an election district in the county, as determined by the latest federal census.

            (ii)    In the sixth election district, the Board may not issue more than one of any license with an off–sale privilege for every 2,700 residents in the election district, as determined by the latest federal census.

        (2)    The Board may not approve the transfer of a license issued under paragraph (1) of this subsection from one election district to another.

        (3)    The Board may not issue a new license in an election district unless the issue may be made without exceeding the quotas provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

    (b)    (1)    This section does not require the forfeiture or revocation of a license in effect on October 1, 1992.

        (2)    In an election district in which a quota established in subsection (a)(1) of this section was exceeded as of October 1, 1992, the total number of licenses may be reduced only:

            (i)    by the voluntary relinquishment of a license by the license holder;

            (ii)    by the bankruptcy of the license holder; or

            (iii)    in accordance with another provision of this article.



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