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Alcohol Related Bills Signed Into Law

April 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

All three of the Allegany County Commissioners requested alcohol related bills received approval from the Maryland General Assembly- and have now been signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan.  Dropping the age for serving liquor from 21 to 18; allowing alcohol sales in bars and restaurant to begin at 11 am as opposed to the current 1 pm; and permitting package stores to open and sell alcohol on Sundays were all pieces of legislations approved during the session which wrapped up this past Monday. Two of the three passed with virtually no debate, however the proposal to allow liquor stores to open for business on Sunday’s did see some push back- ironically from some of the liquor store operators in the county. 1B Delegate Jason Buckel tells WCBC News that some store owners preferred not to open on Sundays, however they felt this legislation would force their hands. While the bill obviously would not mandate Sunday store openings, owners said they would feel pressured to open in order to keep up with the competition…


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