[HISTORY: Arts. I and II adopted by the Commissioners (now Mayor and Council) of the Town of Leonardtown as indicated in article histories. Subsequent articles adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Restrictions on Sale
Article II Consumption in Public Places
[Adopted 2-1-1939 by Ord. No. 20]
No person, firm or corporation shall sell, offer for sale or otherwise dispose of any spirituous or fermented liquors, except beer or other spirituous or fermented beverages containing less than 8% alcohol by volume, within the corporate limits of Leonardtown on Sundays, election days, except the days for the election of Commissioners of Leonardtown, or between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on any other days.
Editor's Note: Pursuant to the 1989 Charter, the Commissioners of Leonardtown are now the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be subjected to a fine of not less than $10 and costs nor more than $25 and costs and, in default of fine, shall be committed to the St. Mary's County jail for a period not exceeding 30 days or until discharged in due course of law.
[Adopted 10-11-1973 by Ord. No. 41]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- Alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin, cordial, beer, ale, porter, stout, wine, cider and any other spirituous, vinous, malt or fermented liquor, liquid or compound, by whatever name called, containing 1/2 of 1% or more of alcohol by volume, which is fit for beverage purposes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drink an alcoholic beverage or offer a drink of such to another, whether accepted or not, upon any street, avenue, alley, park or any public place within the limits of the Town of Leonardtown, except on premises for which an on sale license for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall have been issued.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100. Any such violation shall constitute a separate offense on each occasion committed.