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Program Description

  Licensure, Regulation and Education

This program includes issuance of beverage alcohol licenses; inspecting and investigating licensed facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations; and serving as support staff and providing expert testimony at hearings for issuance, fining, suspension, or revocation of licenses. This program also encompasses community partnerships by defining issues and strategies, and monitoring efforts with various agencies, departments, civic organizations, businesses, and individuals to provide and coordinate innovative programs and measures to ensure safe and vibrant communities relative to the service and consumption of beverage alcohol.

Program Contacts

Contact Courtney Orsini of the Alcohol Beverage Services at 240.777.1921 or Estela Boronat de Gomes of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2785 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of annual alcohol compliance checks to minors (under 21) 140088300350400
Number of licensed business inspections 23,8843333,5004,0004,000
Number of valid licensed businesses registered with ABS1,0461,0281,0101,0201,030
Percent of licensees that fail compliance checks (Number of establishments that fail / Number of total compliance checks)30.0%26.0%28.0%28.0%27.0%
Rating of licensed businesses satisfied with ALERT training (scale of 1-5)
Rating of licensees satisfied with Licensing Application Process (scale of 1-5 )
1  Decreases in FY20 are due to the limited in-person dining and on-premise alcohol sales caused by the COVID-19 virus.
2  Decreases in FY20 are due to the limited in-person dining and on-premise alcohol sales caused by the COVID-19 virus.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved189262910.39
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-113900.00
FY22 Approved188123910.39