Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control (LC)

Jurisdiction: Policies, practices and systemic issues related to the County's Department of Liquor Control and its alcohol distribution to restaurants and retail beer and wine stores. The Committee will review, evaluate and make recommendations about alternative service delivery models and alcohol regulations and policies.

Maryland State law establishes the framework and structure for alcohol control systems in Maryland counties, and Montgomery is no exception. The Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control may make recommendations to the Council that will require state action before implementation.

Members: Hans Riemer, Chair; George Leventhal, Council President; Marc Elrich

LC Committee Worksession Documents

In the News

Meeting Videos

  • Videos of the committee meetings and public hearings can be viewed live through our online streaming site and can be  viewed on-demand 24 hours after the meeting concludes. View Committee Videos

County Report This Week : Story on OLO Report

Committee Meeting Dates

All meetings held from 9:30 a.m - 12 noon at 3rd floor hearing room.

    • DLC Action Plan
    • Follow up - inventory and ordering system
    • Historical perspective - “Temperance in Montgomery County” by Montgomery County Historical Society
    • Follow up - OLO Report 2015 - 6: Review of Alcohol Control in Montgomery County
    • Implementation of DLC's new ordering and inventory system
    • OLO follow-up Items
    • Discussion with public health and public safety officials
    • Office of Legislative Oversight review of Dept. of Liquor Control, private sector pricing and survey results
    • Discussion with licensees, distributors and manufacturers
    • Office of Legislative Oversight review of legal environment and current Dept. of Liquor Control operations
    • Presentation from Inspector General on Preliminary Inquiry Memorandum and update on ongoing investigation
    • Discussion with Dept. of Liquor Control and UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO
    • Opening remarks from Councilmembers
    • Office of Legislative Oversight Report 2015-6: Review of Alcohol Control
    • Discussion with Executive Branch