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Franchot Announces Task Force to Review Alcohol Industry Laws

April 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot unveiled a new task force recently to review the laws that govern Maryland's alcohol industry. Franchot announced the "Reform on Tap" task force while visiting the Attaboy Beer, which opened in January in Frederick. It comes after the General Assembly passed a brewery bill this session. Franchot says the  events of the 2017 legislative session are further confirmation that Maryland’s beer laws are antiquated, dysfunctional, anti-small business and anti-consumer.  This task force, he says,  will examine national practices, beer laws of neighboring states, and will study ways we can remove statutory impediments that hurt Maryland’s beer industry…

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