*None of the legislation affects us. . . . Anything we can do to prevent people from driving when drunk is good news. . . .

Our happy hour is half-price appetizers; I'd rather promote food than booze any time. The only way (happy- hour legislation) would affect me is if I couldn't do that with my appetizers.

-- Tom Reed is the owner of the Pawn Shop in Rosslyn.

*We are concerned about it. . . . We (W. R. Grace, which owns Houlihan's) have two properties in Massachusetts (where happy hours have been banned). From a corporate standpoint, it's something to worry about. But at the same time, we're concerned about the customers' well-being.

-- Greg Smith is the assistant manager of Houlihan's in Georgetown.

*There hasn't been any formal vote, but board members do think it is a good idea to greatly restrict or outright prohibit happy hours. . . .

-- Dennis Theoharis is the alcohol beverage program manager for the Montgomery County liquor board.

*Sure, happy-hour legislation would affect us, because we do a fantastic happy- hour business, especially on Fridays. I pray it wouldn't come to pass.

-- Michael Rudolph is a bartender at Ha'Penny Lion Pub in Washington.

*Because of the Massachusetts thing, someone did introduce a bill (in the Maryland legislature to restrict happy hours), but it didn't come out of committee.

-- Joseph Van Collom is th executive secretary of the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore County.