2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 791
Sponsored By:
Senators Madaleno, Exum, Forehand, Jones, Lenett, and Pugh
Alcoholic Beverage Tax - Increase and Distribution of Funds


Increasing the State tax rates for alcoholic beverages sold in Maryland from $1.50 to $6.00 per gallon for distilled spirits, from 40 cents to $1.60 per gallon for wine, and from 9 cents to 36 cents per gallon for beer; providing for the distribution of the additional revenue to special funds to be used only for the purpose of providing additional funding for specified services; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Substance Abuse
Community Facilities and Services
Developmental Disabilities
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Substance Abuse

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 7-208 , 8-207 )
Tax - General
( 2-301 , 5-105 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered