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Allegany County Alcohol Bills scheduled for hearings

February 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Hearings on a series of local bills focusing on lifting some of the more stringent alcohol laws In Allegany County will be held on February 22nd in Annapolis. One of those bills, Senate Bill 483 would permit anyone 18 and older to sell and serve all alcoholic beverages including liquor, effective July 1, 2016. Current law states individuals 18 to 20 may only serve beer and wine.  Dropping the age for serving liquor is one of three alcohol-related amendments requested by Allegany County commissioners to the delegation for the 2016 session. Other requests include allowing Sunday sales as well as earlier sales of spirits at restaurants on Sundays. County Commissioners President Jake Shade said the restrictions on alcohol sales is having a definite negative impact on the local economy- and he pointed to this past  Sunday’s Super Bowl as a perfect example of dollars leaving Allegany County…


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