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Sen. Edwards Confident Proposed Changes To “Blue Laws” Will Be Approved

February 25th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Although there has been some opposition to a proposed change to the so-called “blue laws” in Allegany County- State Senator George Edwards tells WCBC News that he is certain all three local alcohol related bills submitted by the county commissioners will be approved by the Maryland General Assembly. One of the bills would lower the age from 21 to 18 for a person to be able to legally sell and serve liquor. Another bill would allow for earlier alcohol serving times at bars, taverns and restaurants on Sunday’s from the current 1pm to 11 am. A third, and the one that has seen at least some opposition, would allow Sunday sales of alcohol at liquor and packaging stores and convenience stores. Senator Edwards says that he has heard from some liquor store owners opposed to legalizing Sunday sales. Although opening on Sunday’s would not be mandatory- those who don’t want to be opened believe their hand would be forced in able to keep up with the competition…


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