Measures would allow more time to belly up to the bar
ANNAPOLIS - Broader hours for serving alcohol and a pay increase for the Washington County Board of License Commissioners topped the list of proposed liquor legislation approved Friday by the county's delegation in the Maryland General Assembly.
Under a package of bills given their OK by the lawmakers, county restaurants would be able to serve drinks with a prepared meal on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. The current law restricts restaurants from serving alcohol on Sundays until noon.
That change was proposed by the Washington County Restaurant and Beverage Association, as was another proposal to expand Sunday hours to bars so they could stay open until 2 a.m. on Mondays that are federal holidays. Currently bars must close at midnight Monday, regardless if there is a holiday.