Md. Senate Bill 717
Md. House Bill 832
Increasing the State tax rates for alcoholic beverages sold in Maryland from $1.50 to $10.03 per gallon for distilled spirits, from 40 cents to $2.96 per gallon for wine, and from 9 cents to $1.16 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 health services; etc.According to Duclaw brewer (and former attorney) William "Bo" Lenck's Facebook page:
Go to it, all you political wonks. Comment away, and let your legislators know your thoughts--that is, if you're still deluded enough to believe they'll actually listen to you.
Beer - From $0.09 to $1.16 - Increase, 1,280% ($2.25/case)
Wine - $0.40 to $2.96 - Increase, 740% ($0.50/750 ml)
Liquor - $1.50 to $10.03 - Increase 687% ($1.70/750 ml)