HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 561        FILED ON: 1/13/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 189

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Denise Provost

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing municipal control of liquor licenses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

1/13/2017

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

 

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

 

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

1/26/2017

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

1/26/2017

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

1/31/2017

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

2/3/2017

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

1/30/2017

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

1/28/2017

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

 

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

 

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

 

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

 

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

 

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 561        FILED ON: 1/13/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 189

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 189) of Denise Provost and others relative to local control of liquor licenses.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 255 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act providing municipal control of liquor licenses.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 17 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

SECTION 2. For each city or town that has voted to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages as provided in section 11, the legislative body of the city or town shall determine the number of licenses issued in the city or town under sections 12 and 15. Cities or towns that have voted to grant licenses, as provided in section 11, may grant seasonal licenses under section 12 in a number determined by the legislative body. Cities or towns that have voted to grant licenses as provided in section 11 may grant licenses under sections 12, 15 or 15F to the holder of a farmer-winery license under section 19B in a number determined by the legislative body.

SECTION 3. Sections 17A, 7B and 17C of said chapter 138 are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. The number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages allowed by prior law shall continue in force until changed by the legislative body under section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws.