Beverage Association, Inc.
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
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If your business is located in Anne
Arundel County, you can join MSLBA through your local
affiliate, the Anne
Arundel County Licensed Beverage Association (AACLBA). AACLBA represents alcohol beverage
license retailers which includes taverns, restaurants, package
liquor stores, hotels, bowling alleys and fraternal clubs.
When you join us, your dues include membership in our state
affiliate, the Maryland State Licensed Beverage
Association (MSLBA) and our national affiliate, the American
Beverage licensees (ABL).
AACLBA is a non-profit trade organization and is the oldest
affiliate of the MSLBA. AACLBA was formed in 1936 to bring alcohol beverage dealers together
to "lobby for good legislation".
AACLBA monitors the issuance of new licenses and
transferred licenses in Anne Arundel County by the liquor
board, during our monthly board meetings. Each
year, while the legislature is in session in Annapolis, we
actively review proposed legislation and represent our members
on the MSLBA Legislative Committee, which meets weekly during
Along with MSLBA our
legislative successes include:
* Successfully lobbied legislators to pass legislation that increases lottery agents' sales commissions to 5.5% effective 1/1/13.
* Defeated legislation that would have allowed chain and grocery store licensing.
* Defeated Civil Liability (Dram Shop) legislation that would hold licensed establishments monetarily responsible for actions of intoxicated patrons.
* MSLBA & ABL were successful in lobbying congress to suspend, then to eliminate the Special Occupation Tax, saving every licensee $250 annually.
years, we have donated over $275,000 to local charities such
as the Anne Arundel County Police Drug Free Program, Take Back
the Streets Program, North Arundel Hospital, Meals on Wheels,
Anne Arundel Lay Health Centers, The Providence Center and
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call AACLBA at (240) 593-3612