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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§21–904.

    (a)    In this section, “guest” means an individual who is specifically invited by a member of a club or an organization where the member of the club or organization is in attendance.

    (b)    There is a Class C (club and organization) beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (c)    (1)    Before issuing a license, the Board shall determine whether the business to be operated by the prospective license holder is likely to enhance the recreational, business, and economic development of the county.

        (2)    If the Board determines that the issuance of a license will not enhance recreational, business, and economic development in the county, the Board shall deny the application for the license.

    (d)    The Board may issue the license for use by:

        (1)    a nationally chartered nonprofit organization or club that:

            (i)    is composed only of members who served in the armed forces of the United States in a war in which the United States has been engaged;

            (ii)    has been incorporated for at least 5 years immediately before the application for the license is made;

            (iii)    operates only for the use of its members and guests when accompanied by members; and

            (iv)    meets in a clubhouse that is used principally for club purposes;

        (2)    a lodge or chapter of a nonprofit and nationally chartered fraternal organization that:

            (i)    is composed of inducted members;

            (ii)    has at least 100 members paying the dues that were required by its national organization in the year immediately before the year for which the license is issued; and

            (iii)    operates a home or clubhouse:

                1.    for the use of its members; and

                2.    that has facilities for preparing and serving food on the premises to members and guests;

        (3)    a boat or yacht club that:

            (i)    owns real estate in the county; and

            (ii)    has at least 150 dues–paying members, at least 50 of whom own a yacht, boat, or other vessel; and

        (4)    a country club that:

            (i)    has at least 75 members paying dues of at least $40 per year per member; and

            (ii)    maintains at the time of filing the application for the license:

                1.    a regular or championship golf course of at least nine holes; or

                2.    a swimming pool that is at least 20 by 40 feet and at least six tennis courts.

    (e)    The license authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor at a club at the place described in the license to the members and guests of the clubs and organizations, for on–premises consumption.

    (f)    (1)    This subsection applies only in:

            (i)    election districts 11 and 15; and

            (ii)    any other election district or precinct of an election district in which the voters in a referendum authorized by law approve Sunday sales.

        (2)    The license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor on Sunday during the hours as set out under § 21–2004(d)(2) of this title.

    (g)    (1)    The annual license fees are:

            (i)    $1,500 for a 6–day license; and

            (ii)    $1,750 for a 7–day license.

        (2)    The Board shall charge a one–time issuing fee for a new license in an amount equal to the annual license fee.



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