302 MARYLAND MANUAL.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LEGISLATION
The Legislature of 1933 took prompt advantage of the liber-
ajization of the Volstead Act and the sale of beer was authorized
in Baltimore City and in all of the Counties except three, Caroline,
Carroll and Garrett Counties, in each of which the same was made
subject to a referendum at the special election of Sept. 12, 1933, at
which delegates to the Constitutional Convention to ugt on the
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment were elected. At this elec-
tion, the voters of Caroline and Carroll Counties voted for the
sale of beer and the voters of Garrett County against it. The
voters of Washington County voted to repeal the prohibition and
local option laws of that County.
The state-wide beer law (Chapter 213, Acts of 1933) legalized
the manufacture, transportation and sale of beer and wines con-
taining not more than 3.2% of alcohol by weight. (See page 97.)
This Act, and the local Acts a$horizing the sale of beer in Alle-
gany County (Chapter 389, Acts of 1933), the City of Annapolis
(Chapter 392, Acts of 1933), Baltimore City (Chapter 491, Acts
of 1933), Baltimore County (Chapter 522, Acts of 1933), Howard
County (Chapter 489, Acts of 1933), Prince George’s County (Chap-
ter 488, Acts of 1933), and Washington County (Chapter 490, Acts
of 1933), were repealed by Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Special
Session of 1933, which regulates the licensing and sale of alco-
holic beverages generally.
This Act (Chapter 2 of the Special Session of 1933) regulates
the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages within the State
and the importation of such beverages into the State. This law
applies to Baltimore City and the following Counties: Anne Arun-
del, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Fred-
erick, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Somerset, Tal-
bot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
Garrett County is exempt from all of the provisions of the Act
and is the only County in the State in which a wholesaler’s license
may not be issued. A manufacturer’s license may be issued in
every County in the State except Caroline, Garrett, Kent, Somer-
set and Talbot Counties.
The following classes of licenses are authorized by the state-wide
Act (Chapter (2):
1. Manufacturer’s License, $1,000. This license is issued by the
State Comptroller for any place of business in Baltimore
City or in any County except Caroline, Garrett, Kent,
Somerset and Talbot Counties, though in Montgomery
County the license must be approved by the Board of
License Commissioners for said County.
2. Wholesalers License, $1,000. This license is issued by the State
Comptroller for any place of business in Baltimore City
or in any County except Garrett County.
3. Beer Licenses:
Class A—"Off Sale" License, $25. This license is issued by the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County in which the place
of business is located, but no such license may be issued
in Baltimore City or in Allegany, Baltimore, Ca.roline,
Garrett, Harford, Queen Anne’s and St. Mary’s Counties.