2016 MD SB 3 Proposes 450% Raise for AA Liquor Bd. Attorney

Senator John C. Astle

2016 SB 3, sponsored by Senator Astle, proposes to raise the salary of the liquor board attorney from $20,000 to $90,000. Proposed repeals are in brackets [ ], CAPS and bold are proposed changes.

[(iii)] 3. A. Shall employ an attorney at an annual salary of [$20,000] $90,000;

This legislation also allows the attorney to employ a contractual attorney at up to $10,000 per year should the Board attorney have a conflict of interest.

B. MAY HIRE AN ATTORNEY ON A CONTRACTUAL BASIS TO PERFORM WORK THAT THE ATTORNEY EMPLOYED BY THE BOARD IS UNABLE TO PERFORM BECAUSE OF A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.