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Article - Alcoholic Beverages


    (a)    The Board shall appoint an inspector at not less than $3,000 annually and with a mileage allowance that the County Commissioners determine.

    (b)    An individual may not qualify or continue service as an inspector if the inspector or any member of the inspector’s immediate family has a personal or financial interest, directly or indirectly, in a license, license holder, or premises licensed under this article.

    (c)    An inspector shall:

        (1)    investigate all applicants for a license or transfer of a license;

        (2)    inspect at unannounced times every licensed premises in the county at least once every 180 days;

        (3)    except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, enforce all alcoholic beverages laws with the same power as a law enforcement officer of the State;

        (4)    investigate all violations of the alcoholic beverages laws and report them to the Board;

        (5)    submit monthly reports in writing to the Board of the inspector’s activities, setting forth complaints and listing violations that the inspector observed or that were reported to the inspector; and

        (6)    conduct compliance checks relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to an individual under the age of 21 years in violation of § 6–304 of this article for every licensed premises in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board.

    (d)    The Office of the Sheriff shall enforce violations of § 6–304 of this article.

    (e)    An inspector has no power of arrest.

    (f)    An inspector shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.

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