HOUSE BILL 1108
A2 EMERGENCY BILL 1lr2899
By: Delegate Wivell
Introduced and read first time: February 5, 2021
Assigned to: Economic Matters
A BILL ENTITLED
1 AN ACT concerning
2 Washington County – Alcoholic Beverages – Special Event Permits for Wineries
3 FOR the purpose of increasing the number of times per year a holder of a Class 3 winery
4 license or a Class 4 limited winery license may use a certain special event permit in
5 Washington County; making this Act an emergency measure; and generally relating
6 to alcoholic beverages in Washington County.
7 BY repealing and reenacting, without amendments,
8 Article – Alcoholic Beverages
9 Section 31–102
10 Annotated Code of Maryland
11 (2016 Volume and 2020 Supplement)
12 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
13 Article – Alcoholic Beverages
14 Section 31–402.1
15 Annotated Code of Maryland
16 (2016 Volume and 2020 Supplement)
17 SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND,
18 That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:
19 Article – Alcoholic Beverages
20 31–102.
21 This title applies only in Washington County.
22 31–402.1.
23 (a) There is a special event permit.
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS INDICATE MATTER ADDED TO EXISTING LAW.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.
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1 (b) The Board may issue the permit to a holder of a Class 3 winery license or a
2 Class 4 limited winery license.
3 (c) The permit authorizes the holder to sell for on–premises consumption beer,
4 wine produced by the holder, sparkling wine that is naturally or artificially carbonated,
5 and liquor at an event for which the entire licensed premises has been rented.
6 (d) The license holder shall purchase beer, sparkling wine that is naturally or
7 artificially carbonated, or liquor intended for sale under the permit from a licensed retailer.
8 (e) The license holder shall keep all receipts of purchase of alcoholic beverages for
9 1 year after the date of purchase.
10 (f) The license holder that intends to use the permit shall notify the Board at
11 least 1 week before the event is to occur.
12 (g) The license holder may use the permit not more than [32] 60 times in a year.
13 (h) The annual permit fee is $1,000.
14 SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act is an emergency
15 measure, is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health or safety, has
16 been passed by a yea and nay vote supported by three–fifths of all the members elected to
17 each of the two Houses of the General Assembly, and shall take effect from the date it is
18 enacted.

Statutes affected:
Text - First - Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Special Event Permits for Wineries: 31-102 Alcoholic Beverages, 31-402.1 Alcoholic Beverages