New Co-sponsors Support City Liquor Bills to Protect Neighborhoods

New Co-sponsors Support City Liquor Bills to Protect Neighborhoods

2019 Baltimore City Liquor Bills

Your efforts are working!

City Delegates are co-signing onto the bills:

HB 959: Mosby, Conaway, Glenn, Haynes, Smith, Wells, and McIntosh
HB 960: Mosby, Conaway, Glenn, Hayes, Ives, J. Lewis, Smith, A. Washington, and McIntosh
HB 965: Mosby, Smith, Wells, and McIntosh
HB 980: Mosby, Conaway, Haynes, Lierman, Wells, and McIntosh

Keep contacting Baltimore City Delegates to ask for their support for these four liquor bills that will...

1) remove loopholes encountered by neighborhood organizations that impede their ability to effectively protest the license renewal of problem alcohol outlets,
2) limit the ability of problem outlets to avoid being penalized for their bad behavior, and
3) provide immediate protection for communities where violent acts have been committed in a licensed establishment.

These loopholes have made it difficult for neighborhoods to address problem alcohol outlets that pose harm and safety threats to area residents and have the potential to help with the city's violence reduction initiative.


The hearing for these bills is this Friday, February 15, 9:00 AM before the Baltimore City Delegation.


Submit written testimony by emailing ALL Baltimore City Delegates before Friday's hearing to ask them to support these proposals. Let them know how these proposals will help fix these loopholes and empower neighbors to address persistently problematic alcohol outlets.
Copy info@bmoreneighborly.org on your email to the Delegates, and BGNC will make sure your written testimony gets into the record.


See testimony guidance and sample letter

Sample Letter
Modify as you wish to make your own personal point!


Dear Delegates,
I urge you to vote FOR HB 959, HB 960, HB 965, AND HB 980.
I am reaching out to ask for your support for four proposals that will help improve Baltimore City residents’ ability to address persistently problematic alcohol outlets that threaten the health, safety and well-being of area residents.
These bills will help 1) remove loopholes encountered by neighborhood organizations that impede their ability to effectively protest the license renewal of problem alcohol outlets, 2) limit the ability of problem outlets to avoid being penalized for their bad behavior, and 3) provide immediate protection for communities where violent acts have been committed in a licensed establishment.
[Insert your own story]

Given the city’s need to address crime and violence with a comprehensive strategy, we see these bills as being integral to and totally supportive of that objective considering alcohol’s role in violent crime in our city.

I respectfully urge you to vote FOR HB 959, HB 960, HB 965, AND HB 980; these bills will help create a healthier and safer Baltimore.

Please vote FOR HB 959, HB 960, HB 965, AND HB 980.

 PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A List of Delegates and their contact information.

Ask your City Council representative to send a letter to the Baltimore City Delegation to show his/her support.

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