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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, and 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.

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Program Contacts

Contact Courtney Orsini of the Alcohol Beverage Services at 240.777.1921 or Abdul Rauf of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of valid licensed businesses registered with ABS1,0361,0321,0371,0421,047
Number of annual alcohol compliance checks to minors (under 21)149219400400400
Number of licensed business inspections3,6453,8984,0004,0504,100
Percent of licensees that fail compliance checks (Number of establishments that fail / Number of total compliance checks)33.0%36.0%25.0%20.0%15.0%
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Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved223261812.39
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1834541.00
FY25 Recommended241607213.39