A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here about the possibility that counties in Maryland may consider removing the requirement that liquor licenses be held by at least one resident of the county that issues it. Shortly thereafter, the blog BethesdaNow picked up on the story and interviewed me about whether that might be a good idea for Montgomery County.
Well, it appears this issue has gotten the attention of some influential folks here in Montgomery County and there is now legislation moving forward in Annapolis, sponsored by Del. Tom Hucker, to exempt Montgomery County liquor license holders from this residency requirement. A hearing is scheduled on the legislation for this afternoon, February 17, at 1pm.
Continue to check back here for more news as this legislation continues to move forward.