ANNAPOLIS Md. The Restaurant Association of Maryland cheered the recent repeal in the state's General Assembly of a law that would have imposed licensing fees for soda fountains on restaurants and retail establishments. Operators would have been subject to fines of between $25 and $60 per dispenser in each location. The original law, which was passed in 1916, addressed only those business ventures defined as soda fountain businesses. However, the state comptroller's office revised ...

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