Maryland State Licensed
Beverage Association

Representing the Maryland Alcohol Beverage Licensee since 1950

 



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Howard County
Licensed Beverage Association

P.O. Box 2676
Columbia, Maryland 21045
(410) 290-7860

If your business is located in Howard County, you can join MSLBA through your local affiliate, the Howard County Licensed Beverage Association (HCLBA)HCLBA 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).

OUR PURPOSE:

HCLBA is a non-profit trade organization, chartered in September 1948, under the name of the Howard County Beer, and Liquor Retail Association.  The purpose was the same as it is today, "to foster, promote and protect" the alcohol licensees in Howard County and the State of Maryland.  In December 1957, the name was changed to the Howard County Licensed Beverage Association (HCLBA).

LEGISLATIVE:

HCLBA monitors the issuance of new licenses and transferred licenses in Howard County by our local liquor board.  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 the session.

HCLBA has continuing communications with the County Council and the Police Department on issues involving the actiities of police cadets, on buying or drinking on licensed premises, the limiting issuance of excess liquor licenses and the adoption of reasonable rules regarding violations of sales to minors.
                               

If you need help protecting your business, 
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