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January 24, 2011

Speaking of corkage, it's on tonight's City Council agenda

Corkage is on the Baltimore City Council agenda tonight, in the form of a "Request for State Legislation" Basically, this means that the council can't go around changing the city's liquor laws, but a thumbs-up from them would be a positive sign for those who are working to have the corkage prohibition repealed on the state level

The agenda item looks like this:

Request for State Legislation - Repeal Corkage Ban in Maryland

FOR the purpose of respectfully requesting the Honorable Chairs and Members of
the Baltimore City Senate and House Delegations to the 2011 Session of the
Maryland General Assembly to introduce and obtain passage of legislation to
repeal the corkage ban on restaurants that have liquor licenses; and urging the
Governor to sign the legislation into law to allow licensees to compete on an equal
basis with BYOs and Washington, D.C. restaurants.

Bill Henry
At the request of:  Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, c/o Adam Borden,

Update: 6:40 p.m. -- the resolution is now in the hands of the Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee (James B. Kraft, chair; Mary Pat Clarke, vice chair; Robert Curran, Bill Henry, Warren Branch).



Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:49 PM | | Comments (1)


"but a thumbs-up from them would be a positive sign for those who are working to have the corkage prohibition repealed on the state level"

I hope you're right Richard, but I have to confess, this really sounds like much ado about nothing.

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