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Article - Alcoholic Beverages and Cannabis


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Concessionaire” means a lessee, a sublessee, or any other operator of an establishment that:

            (i)    engages in the daily sale of beer, wine, and liquor on its premises for consumption anywhere in an entertainment facility; and

            (ii)    is operated as a concession adjacent to but independent of the entertainment facility.

        (3)    “Entertainment facility” means a facility that holds a license under Title 9, Subtitle 1A of the State Government Article.

    (b)    There is an entertainment concessionaire license.

    (c)    The Board may issue the license to a concessionaire operating in conjunction with an entertainment facility.

    (d)    (1)    The license authorizes:

            (i)    the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor on the premises of the concessionaire for consumption anywhere in the entertainment facility; and

            (ii)    the playing of music and dancing in the licensed premises.

        (2)    Beer, wine, and liquor purchased under the license may be taken into and consumed anywhere in an entertainment facility.

    (e)    (1)    The hours for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages under the license are the same as the hours of operation for a video lottery facility established under § 9–1A–23 of the State Government Article.

        (2)    A holder of the license need not obtain a Sunday sales license under § 11–2004 of this title to sell alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

    (f)    The license may not be counted as a Class B or Class H license for purposes of § 11–1609 of this title.

    (g)    (1)    The annual fee for the license is $5,000.

        (2)    The fee shall be paid on or before May 1 to the Board.

    (h)    Any penalty or other sanction that is imposed for a violation of a regulation of the Board on the licensed premises of the holder of an entertainment concessionaire license shall apply to the holder of a concessionaire’s license who the Board determines to be responsible for the violation.

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