Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize temporary licenses for wine auctions by holders of certain liquor licenses, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15B, inserted by section 1 of chapter 69 of the acts of 1990, the following section:-
Section 15C. The local licensing authority in any city or town which votes to authorize the granting of licenses for the sale of any alcoholic beverage may, with the approval of the alcoholic beverages control commission, grant temporary licenses for the sale of wines at auction, not to be drunk on the premises to applicants which are licensees under section fifteen. Each such temporary license shall describe the premises to which it applies, and may be granted only for premises which are either the principal place of business or headquarters of the applicant and legally zoned to allow such sales, or the premises of a licensee under section twelve or fifteen. No such temporary license shall be for a duration of more than ten consecutive calendar days, and no holder of any such temporary license shall be granted more than two such temporary licenses in any calendar year. The amount of the license fee shall not exceed the minimum fee provided for in this chapter for holders of licenses to sell wine. Any holder of a temporary license for the sale of wines at auction shall be permitted to conduct such auctions on any day and at any time permitted under section fifteen. The application procedures under section fifteen A shall not apply to temporary licenses for the sale of wines at auction, but applications may be granted by the local licensing authority according to the local procedure for granting licenses under section fourteen. Local licensing authorities may impose conditions as to hours of duration of such auctions, and such other terms and conditions deemed to be necessary and reasonable.
SECTION 2. Section fifteen C of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight is hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. Section two of this act shall take effect on July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two.