2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 729
Sponsored By:
Delegates Bronrott, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Carr, Dumais, Feldman, Gaines, Guzzone, Haynes, Hecht, Hucker, Ivey, Kullen, Lee, Levi, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Ross, Tarrant, Taylor, V. Turner, and Waldstreicher
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.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means & Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

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